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

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
18th Century Historical Ale. Matured in Saint Bon-Chien oak barrels. Available since June 2012.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Batch 9 Pours a murky apricot with a sheet of loose whites. Smells mildly of ,lemon and must, some oak and a little spice a la Upright sours. Flavor is good and mildly sour with plenty if funk, juicy lemon nd grape with some underlying spice. There is also a touch of bitterness. Medium body with a moderate carb. Great beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2015
Draft at Ushitora. Hazy deep gold with a soapy head. Aromas of lemon, yogurt, wild strawberry and pepper. Very floral. Quite tart on the palate with some nice fruit notes. Rich and full mouthfeel with a lacto yogurty quality that gives it a nice hint of creaminess. Taste is more of the same with the lemon and spice working well together alongside the lacto. Nice lingering funky finish. Wonderful!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7353) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
[7093-20150304] Tap. Fragrant floral yeast aroma. Slightly hazy, orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Soured grainy fruit yeast flavour with a long aftertaste. Medium body. Interesting. (7/3/8/3/14) 3.5
(@ Paradiso Pizza Dupont Circle, Washington, DC)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2765) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle thanks to Tectactoe. Aroma is black pepper, citrus, and some yogurt. Tastes light black pepper and dry bitter citrus peel. Very mild sourness. Lingering funk. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3546) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle bought @ Etre. Pours hazy burnt yellow with a big frothy and fizzy offwhite head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity and funky with crackers, lemon juice, white grapes, hay, moist wood, barnyard, leather and lemon zest. Taste is sour, fruity and funky. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, tiny astringent, very tiny throat-burning acetic and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour with crackers, lemon juice, lime juice, white and green grapes, hay, dry soil, moist wood, barnyard, orange zest, lemon zest and hints of apple cider vinegar. Nicely funky and vinous. Tasty, tart and refreshing. Hints of vinegar I would love to not have in there but all in all a solid BA saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (13387) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle thanks to Alex. Hazy yellow/apricot color with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy herbal aroma, yeasty, perfume, lemongrass notes, floral, earthy notes, grape fruit, some spices. Herbal fruity flavor, peach, vinous, woody notes, perfume, spicy, earthy notes. Fruity and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (688) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Appearance: pours with a very large beige head, the beer is a slightly hazy darker gold color, takes a while for the head to settle and it's very dense Aroma: lemon, banana, bread, spice, funk Taste: egg, faint sourness, lemon, spicy Palate: soft carbonation, medium mouthfeel, minimal lemon aftertaste Overall: this saison is great, the funk comes thru as egg and really gives it a nice mouthfeel, the lemon is there with the spice and they combine nicely, alcohol is hidden well ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (552) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Slight gusher even after I had the bottle in the fridge after I bought it. Huge head of foam this beer brings; it took quite a few wee additions to get a full glass. Very cloudy, it looks like a glass of grapefruit juice thanks to the completely disappearing foam. The nose is delightful. Mild funky notes, light spice, hints of some souurness going on, and a rather substantial aroma of a hoppy bitterness. There’s that oak character. I deliberately searched for it right off the bat as I couldn’t get any from the smell. The usual flavours settle in quick smart. Light funk, some lemon citrus, a dash of spice as in pepper and very light clove, and a minimum of a fruity tartness. Scratch that. The tart notes are getting more noticeable with every sip. I would call it on the lighter side of medium bodied with rather light carbonation, which surprises me. I am very impressed with this Saison by BFM!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (2100) - DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle, 2015 version. Hazy yellow/orange with a medium sized good lasting and lacing off white head. Wonderful nose of oak, barnyard, leather, grapes, pepper. Same things for the flavour with the barnyard and oak dominating with lots of fruit, lemon, pepper, light bread, hay and mould behind. Very nice balance with some filling sweetness, light/medium acidity and a light dry and bitter finish. Long finish with barnyard, leather, grain and fruit. Perhaps a bit more towards a sour/wild ale than traditional saison, but well rounded, complex and drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 10, 2015
750ml bottle (HBF2015, Helsinki)
Pleasant sour aroma, a touch wheaty, some lemony sharpness. Even sourer in the taste, delicious classic sour, doesn’t feel forced or fake. Not sure it’s a saison, it’s closer to lambic. Finish has wheaty grains that fades slowly, very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (2917) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2015
0,75l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours hazy golden with a medium head. Aroma is sour malts. Flavor is earthy and sour malts with a slightly hoppy finish. Great.


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