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


on tap

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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
18th Century Historical Ale. Matured in Saint Bon-Chien oak barrels. Available since June 2012.

Thorpe429's rating

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Dill-like herbs ride fruity tartness in this funky yet somewhat charming rustic brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the cloudy blond.
-Palate feels natural and is rather comfortable too.
-The acetic acidity takes some getting used to.
-Hard to believe there are no actual herbs or spices used in this one (as the commercial deScription claims).


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFunGuy (870) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2016
This cloudy gold colored beer has a slightly sour aroma and slightly wheaty flavor and mild spicy note which is very subtle. I really like the sour it isn't too strong but not too boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1545) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2016
A very interesting, slightly tart saison. Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Smells amazing, herbs and berries and green apples. Taste is a bit tart, with green apples, grapes and berries. Had on tap at 0L bottleshop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (7203) - ITALY - JAN 21, 2016
on tap dorata velata schiuma media bretta legno funky filo lattico mela matura frutta secca amaro medio note citriche buona acidita poco saison

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (1438) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Pours a pale golden color with a white head. Funk, yeast, fruit and mild tart flavors and aroma. Medium body and carbonation with a funk and tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheFoamhead (247) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2016
This is big cinema. A close to perfect and true to it’s style Saison from Zwitzerland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Draft into a tulip. Served goddamn ice cold such that I can’t smell or taste it. 3.25 A: Well hazed yellow brown color. Came with a short frothy head. 3.75 S: Pleasantly lactic tanginess. Grassy hay, apple orchard, dry-rot wood. Some barnyard funk with a neutral wheat. 3.75 T: Similar to nose, but less acidic. Slight astringent finish. 3.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Feels somewhat dead on the tongue. 3.5 D: It’s decent, but overrated based on the reviews. ★ 491 characters DavoleBomb, Apr 05, 2015

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggiebob (518) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle. Hazy gold with a thin white head. The aroma is floral and a hint of barnyard. The flavor includes some citrus and spices as well. It finishes a little on the bitter side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biirusaikou (1894) - - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle shared, thanks Juan! Lovely flamed pear tart character, some earthy and floral notes very smooth and dry on the finish. Excellent stuff, would love to degustate this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (799) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2015
It pours light golden with a slight orange tinge to the color. It has a large white head. It has a high fruit aroma with some sour and clove like elements to it. It has a combination of a high fruit flavor with a sour kick. The hop flavors are spicy which provides a good balance between the fruit and sour flavors. It feels moderate, but on the low side. It has a dry finish with a high amount of carbonation.

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