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Formerly brewed at BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Belgian Ale
Saignelégier, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed with flowers of salt of Guérande (0.015%). Hops: Cascade, Amarillo and Saphir. Released on November 6th 2009.


rmussman's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Sampled on tap at La Trappe. A malt heavy brew that has a touch of hops. A really nice refreshing belgian ale.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3909) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle - Batch 8 - Flowery with fruit esters. Hazy gold with a rich but small beige head. Bitter with lots of flowery notes, fruit esters and a nice sweetness. The salt is there but in the background and enhances the bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2014
From a bottle, consumed January 2014. I didn’t realize this had some age on it when I purchased it. Opaque orange color and a thick head. Citrus and grapefruit aromas, also also flowers. Very earthy flavor, and dry with hops. An excellent fusion between a Belgian ale and a saison.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1523) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle shared by John - thanks!! Hazy dark yellow pour with a nice white head. Great fruity nose on this one. Really nice. Sour grapefruit and funky finish, really slight floral hop character and a bright finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6128) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle shared by John - thanks! Awesome aroma - lightly sour and yeast. Lighter and smooth clean palate. Could use a touch more carbonation for me, but this is really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle, cloudy orange color with scant white foam, clean floral Belgian hoppy flavors, sweet bright candied finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (1651) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Certainly unusual... Didn’t really notice any salt. Tart citrus, caramel, yeast, grassy herbs. Not worth the entry fee.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4576) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Keg @ Capital Ale House. The pour’s medium gold with a small head. The nose is rotting peaches, cotton candy. Earthy Belgian yeast. The taste is dirt, pollen. Musty grape. Honey comb. A bit sickly, hot. Full body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5813) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
easily one of the grittiest beers i have ever had .. . pours a deep gold, light specks of stuff floating .. . musky, gritty, sandy and yeast .. . too BFM for me, and yes, that makes sense..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1574) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Pour is golden with a nice white head..Nose is floral, spices, sweet with some light salt, fresh ocean air..Taste is nice and floral with some salty dryness, nice spices stone fruit, pear, apple.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13508) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller Bar SF. A clear one, well almost, golden in color and with a small, white head. The aroma is lightly sugary, mostly fruity, and with a nice grassy and herbal touch. The flavor has a nice bitterness, some sugary malts and herbal hints. Dry, medium bodied and pleasantly carbonated. Lasting bitterness in the dry finish. Perhaps a little bit one dimensional, but tasteful, quenching and moreish. Well worth a revisit. 130805


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