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BFM / Terrapin Spike & Jérôme’s Cuvée Délirante (Collaboration Ale)

Formerly brewed at BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Saignelégier, Switzerland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 301   ABV: 10.03%
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Barley wine made with 20% rye, 80% malted barley, aged in rum barrels. Made for the "Un Mare di Birra" beer cruise.

mixmasterob's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Poured a murky brown color with no sign of carbonation. Quite an ugly pour to be honest. Aroma was sweet cherries, caramel, white grape and a rustic sourness. Flavors were musty, sweet, almost port like, good bit of fruit with a lingering tart finish. Mouthfeel was still, no carbonation, slick and oily. Ugh, this was not my thing...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OneHotPepper (50) - - SEP 27, 2014
Smells of a Belgium strong, but tastes like a sour. Considered a barleywine. Pours light and clear. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4538) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
Swing top. No *pop* of carbonation upon opening. Pours a headless deep brownish-red body. Nose of barleywine, sweet red licorice, and new shoe leather coated with beeswax. Flavour of a merlot doused with watered-down lemon pulp and black cherry pits. Astonding how the thin flavour doesn’t play to the more robust aroma. I can see why others were disappointed with this collaboration brewery’s bottle - while I’m interested in what Terrapin has to offer. Thanks Alessandro for the offering. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"So drastically different than the Terrapin bourbon version as to bear no resemblance to that beer. this came in a flip top bottle, and there being no pop upon opening, it was flat as expected. Too bad, because other than having zero head and a flat feel, it was really nice. Taking on more wild character from the rum barrels than expected, it was more like a wild or sour blens than anything resembling a barlwyine. Fruity, sweet, alcoholic and tart. Would have been a 4+ had it not been flat."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Danyel (791) - Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2011 Swing top Bottle. Pours hazy brown with no head. Aroma is strong of coconut, rum, oak, raisins, figs. Taste is very figs, blackberry, extremely flat- absolutely no carbonation, medium bodied, a touch of sourness on the back. Good flavor but it’s so flat...and bit stomach acidy....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kathouse (1016) - Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Cloudy red with no foam. Tart cherry aroma. Little carbonation. Sour wood, dank with deep fruits. Rum barrel hides in the background. Too wild for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lukaduke (2222) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a murky dull sienna color with a trace of eggshell film. Nose is composty with ketchup, mustard and barbecue notes mingling with a stale caramel sweetness a hint of vinegar and more rubbish on a warm day. Not very inviting... but actually the palate has less rubbish notes and more sour fruit and rotten apple, moldy cherries, underlying sweetness, weird condiment vinegar late palate... interesting but not really my thing.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
zach8270 (3489) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
(bottle - 330 ml flip top - 2011 vintage) Copper pour with no head. Sour and vinegar aroma. Sour and vinegar in the flavor with a sickly sweet aftertaste. Had to dump it. Something clearly went wrong with it. But what kind of a barley wine turns after not even 3 full years? Major disappointment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
john_henry (103) - - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a flat murky deep dark brown/red with no head. Light vinous aroma. Tastes slightly acidic, vinous with very little sweetness, but well balanced. Overall a very enjoyable beer I look forward to visiting again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nimbleprop (4896) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2014
33cl bottle via trade. Pours a murky brown with basically zero head. Nose has an odd mix of booze, wood pulp and strawberry jam, a little brown sugar, some nail polish, rhubarb. Flavor is really strange, tart, cherries and currants, some stewed mustard greens, a little raspberry vinaigrette, pickled swiss chard stems, oily, a bit medicinal. Oily finish. Very strange. Definitely infected, but also poorly made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pras (465) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Like others have said, this probably got infected. If it got infected, they should figure out what happened and replicate it. Sometimes, mistakes have really good results. This is a very interesting brew because in the nose it smells 100% like a barley wine. It has a strong raisin note, with other dried fruits along with it. Taste is oak, and then pure sour funk. Finishes with a nice bitter bite in the back of the throat (perhaps from the rye). Alcohol is well hidden. My only regret is not having another bottle to save for later.

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