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

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RATINGS: 343   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.


pilgrimoutlaw's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (880) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
On tap a TJs. Pours cloudy bronze with two finger quickly dissipating white head. Barnyard, horse, root cellar, grapefruit, light fruit. Moderately sour and sweet. Medium body. Starts out really strong but seems a bit watery by the bottom of the glass.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (593) - Compostela (Galiza), - FEB 12, 2016
Tasted from the tap on the 08/02/2016. Oak barrels aged is present. Some sweet paladar and fruity and dry finish. Next one please!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chinaskilavapies (4) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 7, 2016 does not count
Golden copper in color with a thin white lacy head and decent retention. Aroma is moderately ttart and complimented by lemon and a mild funk. Taste is initially very tart but quickly fares to a nice balance between tart and sweet. Delicious!

3.6
   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).

Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFunGuy (871) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1549) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (7210) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (1439) - 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.

4.1
   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.

3.4
   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

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggiebob (524) - 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.


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