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

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RATINGS: 234   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
On tap at Rustico in Alexandria. Served in a stange. Pours a fairly-hazy golden-peach color with a thin, bubbly white head that feel somewhat quickly into a lasting thin collar atop the beer. The nose started with some light stone fruits beside some light grain and straw. As it warmed, there was a bit of light spice and mild tropical fruit. Along with the slight acidity, the fruits gave off a bit of a kiwi and pineapple impression. Flavor was even better with the acidity picking up and really carrying the flavors through. Beautiful fruit and strong along with a touch of backing pepper and yeasty spice. Body was light and crisp, really popping. It was incredibly difficult to put this one down. Ultra delicious and one of the best saisons that I’ve ever had.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wvhoran (194) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Vibrant but cloudy orange colour with a firm head. The aroma is full and inviting with citrus zest, spices, funky qualities, musky. The flavour is fruity, namely lime and orange, with tart qualities, muskiness, yeast, smooth and refreshing, so enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9089) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft... Pours clear and golden with a large, creamy, white head. Good retention. Subtle bouquet of cereal grains and citrus fruit - key lime, lemon and light woody funk. Light-bodied with a thin mouthfeel and dancing carbonation. The flavor is lightly fruity, mildly tart and as bright as high-noon in the Mojave. Crisp, clean, refreshing finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2014
On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, june 21st. Pours hazy orange with a large creamy white head. Aroma is citrus, spices, light funky, hay, barnyard. Taste is light sweet malty, light spicy and medium sharp citric tartness, a bit too much astringency in the acidity. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1807) - USA - AUG 17, 2014
Yellow orange in color... Light citrusy aroma, earthy grains, lemon zest... Flavor is slightly funky and dry, spices, earth, yeast, peppery finish... Light citrus notes... Amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2254) - NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow body, huge white head. Light funky and quite spicy citrus fruit aroma, white wine notes. Taste of pepper, spicy yeast, tropical fruits, lime with a dry funky finish. Extremely refreshing and an instant favourite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (3886) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Cloudy orange with great head and lacing. Light bretta, and good citrus. Great balance - everything is as it should be. Orange, with some light hay. Tart finish. Oak is light but noticeable. Tap at Churchkey.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (866) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Hazy orange, no head. Aroma has a lot of green apple, hint of funk. Flavor is full, tart, a bit herbal, some green apple and some other fruit I can’t place. Really good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nordcore (1020) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle 75 cl. Orange, hazy with a huge white head. Aroma of fruits, spices and sour green apple. Medium bitter taste, sour fruit end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1036) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Slightly hazed yellow orange pour with a big white head that fades to a cap. Aroma is green apple, white wine, wood, lemon, and light funk. Taste is funk, lemon, light tropical fruit, oak, and green grape. Lightly sour. Complex. Light body with soft carbonation and a slight prickle. Fantastic beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Sampled April 2014
A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass produces an almost three-finger thick, pale tan colored head that leaves some nice lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a pale amber / honey color that shows a bright, but hazy, orange-tinged, straw hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of herbal lemon zest notes, Meyer Lemon, or perhaps mandarine orange. This is backed and accentuated by a solid tartness, and a funky, not quite ripe cheesy, but definitely oaky / woody character. The aroma gets more complex the deeper you dig with lots of mustiness, toasted oak, summer baked straw, and woody leaning soft pepper notes.

The beer has a light tartness up front that accentuates some fruit character, but finishes with a balancing, funky, sort of woody, medicinal leaning phenolics that linger pervasively on the palate long into the finish. Denuded peppery, spicy aok charactermusty, funky woody notes, slight curing plastic flavors, . There is a solid bite of bitterness to the finish that is accentuated by the funky, phenolic yeast notes. The body of this beer makes this impressively quaffable, yet not overly light or watery; there is just enough viscosity to give this some texture, and the oak character definitely contributes a tannic heft. As the beer warms up there is a solid, pale malt cracker like character that also accentuates a dried hay like character.

This is a really nice beer; funky, yet soft, complex, textured, tartly quaffable, but not overly sour, nicely malty, even some hop character. Not as tart or funky as I might have expected, but it makes up for it with its balance of flavors and complexity.


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