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BFM Cuvée du 7ème

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
7th anniversary brew combining six types of aromatic hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (6025) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Bottle - swing-top - at Max’s. Copper with a huge head. Very effervescent! Nose is hoppy and floral with a spice and subtle herbal aroma. Taste is floral and hoppily bitter with more light herbal notes, yeast and dried fruits. Body is bubbly but light-medium overall. Finishes with more bitterness but some stronger fruits and dusty yeast. Light flowery notes as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
Hazy dark golden orange colour displays a fat, foamy and regular shaped off-white head. Gently yeasty nose expressive on the herbal, green, woody and sprucey hops. Floral and spicy. I don’t know if they used spices or their yeast strain is just that good, but for a yeast-lover, it joins the realms of the greats, bottle-conditioned IPAs with complex aromas that go beyond hops (hitachino classic, alpine exponential and company). This one mostly focuses on aromatics, the bitterness being restrained, though it’s strikingly dry. Citrus and pine resin grow in importance toward the finish. Fair maltiness supports it all, sweetish and caramelly. Unnoticeable alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12935) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2006
Hazy copper gold with a thick off white head. Strong herbal hops, with caramle malt, very organic and pleasant. In mouth, an intense mix between an IPA and a saison, herbal hops (I heard 7 hops) with interesting notes. Rich and complex. Mondial 2006.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2006 First off, this beer really isn’t an IPA. But it is really good. Pours a rather nice deep orange color with a thick and lastning white head. Solid floral hop aroma with light yeast and perhaps a little allspice. Slightly bitter start gives way to an extremely bitter finish. Definitely a solidly hoppy beer but but in the end it has some earthy notes and a light spiciness that really prevents it from being IPA like. Still, I’m rather impressed with this new wave of extra hoppy European beers. Severely underrated. ***At the time of this rating, this beer was categorized as an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (3032) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Poured a deep copper-orange color witha nice off-white tannish head that sustained itself very nicely. The lacing was the only weak part of the appearance. The aroma was light, some caramel and almost English fruity type notes. The flavor was comparable to a Saison-Biere de Garde blend, noble hops the strongest, nice resinous and citrus bitter factor in there. Caramel malts were present with yeast in the flavor. The very last warmer sip or two did display some alcohol warmth in the aftertaste. Overall, a moderately bodied beer, really nice (almost seemed like a French/Belgian approach to an altbier). (Don’t expect an IPA, but rather a strongly hopped and somewhat yeasty amber biere de garde.)

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5732) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9999) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10642) - 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.

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