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


on tap

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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8762) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6597) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickFifty (630) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2230) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11383) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1220) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. As "La Saison". 2014 bottle. Cloudy yellow with a white head. Lovely funky aroma with wood, some vinous character, fruitiness, floral touches and a bit of earth. Dry flavor, sourish, funky, a bit floral, fruity, with a bitterish, vinous and slightly spicy finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2214) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle opened up at the 2014 Ottawa End of Year Gathering. Light amber with an thin white film on top. Yeast, hay, brett, light lemon and hints of lime zest, and grass. Light but high carbonation,enjoyable and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
metalspice (241) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
Grumsete lyst ferskenfarget med massivt skum som varer lenge. Lukter hřy, syrlige epler og litt eddik. Smaker grřnt eple og champagne med en litt metallisk ettersmak. God kullsyre som plutselig blir borte.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2672) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours cloudy straw yellow with a small frothy top. Aroma is very farmy, yeast with some wood and tartness. Taste is light, yeasty with some great farmy tartness and finishes dry on the palate. Real nice. Thanks boutip for sharing.

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