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


on tap

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RATINGS: 236   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Tap at Kickbacks. Pours a hazy orange yellow with a steady fizzy white head. Nose is dry, light grass, lightly funky, oak, bready malt, brett. Flavor is similar, quite funky and bretty, light oak. Really nice saison and one of the better BFM beers I have had of recent. Thanks for alerting me to this, GT.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6033) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2/26/13. On tap at Kickback’s. Thanks, Steve! Hazy orange pour with a small frothy khaki head that fades to a ring and barely laces. Nice sour aroma with sweet vinegar and lots of acidic citrus. Tart flavor with a bit of funk and wood, some sweet and sour cherries, and lingering dryness that begs for another sip. Nice! More RBWG people should have rated this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a cloudy deep golden with a dense and creamy white head. Bretty, yeasty and slightly tart aroma – quite refreshing. Medium body, dry, tart orange accents, quite some funk and sulphur. Very zesty. Nice one. 230213

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small off white and creamy head. Aroma is citrusy and oranges fruity. Barnyard and horseblanket. Smooth fruity, brett, floral and citrusy. Smooth fruity, light sweet, light citric and mild brett to barnyard. Citric and lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle at Alex. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity and light aciidc aroma of brett with notes of spices. Fruity and light acidic flavour of brett with notes of hops, citrus peel and spices. Fruity finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (923) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Served on tap at the Thirsty Monk. Poured a hazy dark orange with a solid white head with amazing lacing. Aroma of fresh fruit with the likes of pears and peaches. There is just the slightes hint of barnyard funk which is enough to keep it interesting. The flavor is very juicy with the same peaches and pears present in the aroma but much more powerful here. More funkiness but it plays nicely in the background. The fruityness lasts throughout but transitions wonderfully into an absolutely bone dry finish like a great Saison should. Overall, this is one of the best Saisons I have experienced and a truly world-class beer. Glad I was able to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (2140) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft at Max’s. Dry and bitter taste. Sour and citrus. Smells like grapefruit. Pale yellow. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3554) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Tap. Pours hazy amber with average, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is cereal and cookie malts, light grapes, sour fruit, grassy and floral hops, herbs, and light toast. Flavor is dry, bready malts forward with supporting light fruit esters, grassy and citrus hops, and some grapefruit bitterness; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours lightly hazy orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie and biscuit malt with honey notes, apricot and pear esters with light spicy hops. Flavor is light sour fruity esters, supporting malt, Belgian yeast spices and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1727) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Draft. Pours hazy gold with a white head, little retention/some lace. Aroma is lactic, light wood, grass, citrus, dust. Taste is lightly sour, tart, dusty, bread. Palate is very soft, tart finish.

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