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

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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
18th Century Historical Ale. Matured in Saint Bon-Chien oak barrels. Available since June 2012.


Thorpe429's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1773) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Keg at PSBH, Manchester. Hazy orange shade with a thin white head. Sharp and sour initial taste followed by lots of fruity citrus, tropical and white grape notes. Strong body. A formidable saison.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Draught at Mikkeller SF. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter/sour taste with sour apple, oak, ripe fruits, spices, earthy notes and yeast. Bitter/sour finish with sour apple, spices, oak, ripe fruits and grass. Exquisite saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1400) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Draft - A slightly hazed golden color, medium white head. Aroma is full of funky barnyard, hay, white grape peel, distinct spiciness. Nice little punch to it....more citric fruits come out with the sourness, lemon grass, yeasts. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (530) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2016
750ml bottle. Semi-clear golden with two finger white head. Aroma is fruity and vinous with grape fuice, apple, light fresh lemon, green grass, saison yeast and light pepperiness. Taste is similarly vinous with green fruits, grapes, wood, toasted grains and light saison yeast. Medium dry mouthfeel, light carbonation and lasting aftertaste mixing wood, toasted grains and vinous fruitiness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3372) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle from Bottle Baron. Hazy golden body with a thick off-white head. Lively carbonation. Excellent lacing. Aroma of funky yeast, coriander, salted lemon and parsley. Flavour of white grape, lime zest, oak, bread and a sour lemon finish. Medium body with a smooth texture. Soft fizz. This was drank out of an Orval goblet, and it reminded me of Orval itself (always a good thing). An excellent Saison.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
josanguapo (1043) - SPAIN - JUL 30, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2016 From XXXII. 75cl. Un Teku glass. At dinner, with chicken steaks + papas aliñas; and watching Los Soprano 1x01 after that. Refreshing tartness in aroma and mouth. Tangy and dry, giving thirst. High carbonation, causing los of foam. Not so bad, but 75cl become tiresome, 33cl would be better. Some sediments at bottom

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caribou43 (526) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 30, 2016
I drank this beer yesterday at the Galicien, Lausanne. I was pleasantly surprised with this beer. The taste is typical of some Belgian beers. It is sour but it is well balanced on the citrus way and there is a touch of sweetness, like some wood.It is a refreshing beer, nice experience.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3130) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016
Keg in the Free Trade Inn, Newcastle. Hazy blond with a white head. Nice light sour lemony aroma. The has has woody notes, light spice and tart lemon juice. Slightly sour and very refreshing. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1742) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle shared @ Ølbutikken. Pours hazy golden with a big fluffy white head. Aromas of esters, some tart grapey notes, oak, citrus, lemon juice. Taste is tart, grapey, spicey, some citrus, lemon, stone fruits. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6597) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting 2016-05-28.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, spices, yeast, citrus.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, yeast, spices, grapes, a bit tart.


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