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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
18th Century Historical Ale. Matured in Saint Bon-Chien oak barrels. Available since June 2012.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1183) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 19, 2013
750ml bottle pours hazy toasted orange with huge 3 finger puffy head. Nose is tangy tart citrus and earthy straw. Taste is earthy hay, orange, lemon notes, tart, light funk, some grain notes. Finish is fruity tart citrus and subtle earthy grain. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (12416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with a white head. Aroma is sourness, fruit, citrus, malt. Flavour is dry, fruit, sourness, citrus, malt, hop, dust, yeast, pepper. . Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (2884) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2014 15.12.2013, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Big slightly bubbly longlasting head. Aroma is fresh fruity, slightly funky, grapefruit, brett, citrus peel, light malts, dried fruits, hay, leafs, orange, flowers. Taste is mild funky fruity, citrus peel, brett, lemon, sorrel, chalk, grass, light malts, hay. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice one!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (2191) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle shared by czar, thanks man! Pours a hazy golden with a small white head that leaves OK lacing. Aroma is of restrained fruits and spices, quite subtle but good. Taste is slightly vegetal, gently tart and dry. No rough edges, acidity is of the good kind. Body is light, carbonation medium-high. This is really drinkable. A nice sour saison even if people noted that there were some bottle variations and that our bottle "wasn’t as good".

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
pours hazy golden with a very nice reviving white head, some retention and nice lacing. white grapes, apple juice - reminiscent of stille nacht, some slightly off buttery caramel, doughy and crisp lightly toasted malts - yes, at the same, spices, mild woody notes, red wine character - seems pretty shy compared to other reviews i’ve read. lactic and citric - good balance and perfect level and complexity of acidity. lively and soft carbonation, light body - never watery, tart, sharp grassy-citric finish. superb mouthfeel. excellent features yet it seems somehow a little something went wrong in my bottle..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5968) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some lemons, wheat and pepper notes. The flavor is a mix of wheat with some nice tart lemon notes. I also get a bit of Belgian yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
Bouteille verte de 750 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de citron et d’épices avec une pointe de pomme verte. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un moeyn col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’orange et de citron avec une pointe d’épices et de pomme verte. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Forte effervescence en bouche. Présence d’agrume en arrière goût. (Rating #5370)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2013
Huge offwhite head. Hazy yellow body with carbonation. Funky mealy lemony aroma with herbal notes. Dry-acidic funky herbal lemony taste with vinegary mealy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dry-acidic vinegary funky earthy aftertaste with lemony wooden barnyard notes. Interesting and drinkable, if a bit challenging. (0.75l bottle, wine monopoly, web order.)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1199) - New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle, pours sparkling golden orange, clear, with fine creamy head which comes to rest on the surface, great retention and build-up of lacing. Aroma is funky tropical notes, brett, citrus, light toasted malts and hay, barnyard and wood. Taste is green apple, pear, apricot, tropical notes, mild tartness, yogurt and brett, white wine finish, funky. Medium body, lively carbonation, refreshing. Really reminds me of similar offerings from Hill Farmstead/Grassroots Delicious.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 2/XI/13 - 75cl bottle @ Greet’s place - BB: V/15 (2013-1031) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Cloudy pale orange beer, huge creamy white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lemony, spices, hay, funky, bit sour, yeasty. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: funky start, bit sour, lemony, hay, bit grassy, pretty bitter. Aftertaste: sourish and funky, pretty dry, little bitter, lemony, hay, woody touch.


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