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BFM Cuvée du 7ème

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Formerly brewed at BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Saignelégier, Switzerland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
7th anniversary brew combining six types of aromatic hops.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Thick, dark-copper/reddish-brown, murky body. Big bubbles. Spicy aroma - much like a Belgain beer woul be rather than an IPA, and it is very enticing. Slightly sweet, caramel notes and hoppy. The hoppiness is somewhat subdued, yet it has a strong, pleasant bitter finish. Very full flavored.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5351) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2006
11.2 oz swingtop - very turbid, amber/brown pour, with a huge frothy head - very dry aroma, with hops present quite present up front, followed by other spices (cinnamon, perhaps some nutmeg), then some cocoa and musty, slightly tart, yeasty qualities - a very dry and spicy ale - cocoa and cookie/gingerbread flavors initially - then, lingering beneath the earthy, hoppy dryness, some hints of sweet caramel and toffee - then some smokey, peat/scotch-like flavors - an orange marmalade-like sweetness develops as the beer warms, balancing the spicier qualities - super dry throughout, but quite subtly complex - quite underrated so far.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8529) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. I never in a million years would have pegged this as an IPA. The pour spurts its frothy load into the tulip glass with a turbid deep coppery/ruby edged tumescent appearance. The aromas are of an oaky dry tart element, with some peaty malts, spicy florals, and funky grains. The flavor is caramel malty but on the dry side, with mid-palate dry floral spicy notes and some hopcitrus and a good deal of peaty earthiness. Not bad, but a little too dry for my tastes.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Brownish orange, slightly opaque, massive creamy head, lacing, spicy and citrus notes, flavor is lightly sweet, some interesting spice, and a light hop bitterness... then nothing. After a few sips the finish changed and became a quite hoppy pleasant finish. Weird.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle... Cloudy, orange ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Earthy, citrusy nose of grapefruit, lemon, oak, orange, pine and bread. The complex flavor is an unholy union of breadsy yeast, sour lemon, bitter grapefruit, earthy hazelnut and sweet malt. Medium-bodied with mild carbonation. Lengthy, bitter-sweet, then tangy, dry finish. Strange brew. Good stuff, though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2006
wow what an honor I am the first American to rate this. from the bottle no date that I could find. poured a cloudy amber with a big bubbly light tan head. aroma the first thing that hits the nose is a light metallic followed by grapefruit, malts, amd yeast and fruits. flavor, orange, hazelnut, hoppy, sweet malts, with a bit of alcohol at the finish. this isn’t like any IPA I have had before good beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2008 Fleeting foam collapses into the hazy, dark orange...Herbal, piney, grassy hops are projected by the frothy carbonation...Spicier with time, pushing forth earthy, wooden hop notes, and a dash of alcohol, the smooth body somehow makes the intrinsic eccentricity personable...Fruity sweetness manages to balance out the hoppiness for a great interplay of flavors...Another intriguing and entertaining Franche-Montagnes...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30390) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2006
A hazy orange beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet hoppy combined with notes of oranges. The flavor is sweet combined with an acidic touch, and with primary notes of oranges, but also a hint of metal. Hard to tell the style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2006
Bottle. Orange-amber colour with a weak haed. Aroma of sweetness and sourness. Very sour flacour that ends yearty, malty abd hints of hops without any bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2006
Cloudy amber with a very small head. Fruity malty aroma with a light buttery note. Malty and fruity flavor with a light hoppy finish.


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