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Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Saison
Saignelégier, Switzerland
Serve in Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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18th Century Historical Ale. Matured in Saint Bon-Chien oak barrels. Available since June 2012.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2440) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle on the Brew Bus during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, funk. Tastes of floral, funk, citrus peel. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (957) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours initially hazy, building to cloudy with chunky large sediment, yellow-apricot with 1.5-inches cream-colored head, coarse, moderate rate of decay. Aroma is rather sour, lactic, but with lots of old dry cheese, substantial floral notes, a bit of bubble gum, grapefruit juice with a bit of mango and mint. Body is light, watery, a tad bit starchy. Carbonation is moderate intensity, medium-fine, blanket of light burn. Flavor is lemon juice tartness with a hint of cherry laffy taffy (that’s a throwback). Some tingling grain and herbs in the finish. I wish the laffy taffy were subdued, but overall a very unique, tart saison. Worth trying. I’m not sure if it lives up to the rating its given, though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5480) - Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle from Lueken Liquors, RBWG
Clear golden with a small white head, light lacing. Aroma is spices and woody. Flavors are woody, lemon and peppery
Nice

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (527) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2015
How: A massive bottle. Appearance: cloudy golden, medium to large white head. Aroma: Lemon, floral, honey, herbal. Palate: medium body, lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8235) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Draft. Musty floral lemon peel, wheat malt and hay aroma. Hazy golden yellow with large head. Light musty-dry lemon peel, perfume, and malt flavor. Mildly bitter dry grass finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6485) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Draft at Holy Grale. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly to moderately yeasty (barnyard, cobwebs), with notes of lemon/lime zest, band aid, oak. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Quite nice...reminds me of Russian River Temptation and Sanctification...elegant blend of sour ale and saison sort of characters, nice yeast, nice tartness. It stopped just short of 4+ excitement for me, but this is very tasty stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickFifty (532) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
Cloudy golden yellow color, thick frothy white head. Gusher. Fruity nose, Belgian yeast, banana, coriander, cloves. Sweet fruity taste, sour citrus notes, yeast, dry finish. Medium body, average to fizzy carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2199) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Pours dark gold with a fine white head. Aroma is lactic with dried apricot and prune, a little moldy and some phenol. Flavor is heavy on the brett, slightly stone fruity with an almost melon middle and a dry brett finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11303) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a large, staying, frothy, white head. Aroma has great funk, green apple, lemon zest, barnyard, pepper. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite light mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of apple zest, lemon, oranges, crisp malts, light peppery. Softly sourish. Fresh and lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1176) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2015
750 ML bottle Believe a 2012 Vintage Gusher. Lost a 1/4 of bottle in opening Hazy straw yellow color, big billowy white head. Thick soap like lacing and good retention on the head. Nose was very dry. Grain, hay, lemon, zest, oak, and touches of white wine. Taste was dry as well. Lots of hay and straw with a good amount of lemon and citrus. Once the beer opened up it got much more citrus and honey based. Dry as heck. Not funky at all. Liked it once half way through this. Confounding style


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