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Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Saignelégier, Switzerland

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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La Meule, bière blonde 6% vol. est une blonde non conventionnelle au bouquet intense marqué par des notes de houblons puissants (agrumes, foin séché, gingembre) et souligné d’une pointe de sauge. En bouche son carbonique fin fait place à une amertume franche conférant de la longueur à cette bière


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
355 ml bottle. Pale golden beer, slightly hazy with a white head. Aroma is lovely with sweet herbal sage, light Belgian malt and a spicy yeast strain. Lemon/lime citrus character that matches very well with the sage aroma. Light clove and coriander accents help pull it all together. Delicious flavour, fruity/spicy yeast accents all of the other ingredients perfectly. Slightly minty hoppiness throughout which adds a cooling accent to this already immensely interesting brew. Warming shows off the Belgian malt, allowing its honeyed sweetness to shine through. A classy and elegant brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Not a lot of beers brewed with sage - and I usually avoid the herb since my main memory of the plant was to, on the advice of a Croatian colleague of mine, use it to clear out my accident damaged sinuses by boiling some, then inhaling it deeply with a large towel (any pattern would do) over my head. My whiskers reeked of sage for days and nothing would wash the aroma away. (Obviously, tho’, it had done the trick and cleared my head.) "I am done with sage," I vowed.
But... Here’s an ale that I haven’t tried before and, weak soul that I am, I popped the swing top cap to a resounding, high pitched POP that had me running to the sink to contain the coming gusher. But none arrived. So I poured the beer carefully, filling the glass with one quarter hazy, pale gold body and three quarters well sculpted head. The aroma was a laid-back sage with hints of La Swaf! ginseng and a touch of ginger. Somewhere at the bottom there was a light sweet malt, but mainly it tasted of sage and talcum powder and had a light floral bitterness with a whisper of lemon. And a dry finish.
And when the drink was done, I took the towel (a patternless sky blue) off my head.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy golden orange body with a large frothy off-white head. Aroma of lemon-grass, sage, florals, and mustiness. Flavor of floral hops and yeast with a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3735) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Really fresh aroma--ginger, lemongrass. Yellow body, fluffy, billowy, pillowed head. Safe is a nice component, lemony flavor base. Frothy, lively. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2577) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Bottle. A cloudy golden color with a big white head. A clean, light, musty and lemon flavor and aroma. This one rated #4 out of 8 in our annual Christmas gathering (12/22/06).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Cloudy blonde, big white head and lots of lacing, spicy aroma, flavor of oregano, bread, and citrus, pleasant beer, quite enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2821) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours hazy golden with a large white head. Aroma of spices and slightly floral. The flavor is sweet, citrus, overly carbonated, and mildly bitter. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7247) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2006
33cl flip-top bottle. Opened with a very expressive "pop" and a fine mist... no doubt about holding its carbonation when it hit the glass either. Lightly-hazy medium golden pour with a billowing cap of creamy white head. The nose was hugely herbal with sage, mint, and others... opened up the sinuses a little bit like some Ricola. The high carbonation fills the mouth, but it lingers a bit too long on the palate before going down. Flavors of hefty sage, grassy hops, some metal, mint, white pepper, and lemongrass. Didn’t flow exceptionally well, but this was certainly intriguing and unique.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours hazy golden with a gigantic white head. Aroma of spices, yeast, and slightly floral. The flavor is sweet, bitter, spices are present, carbonated, citrusy, and slight fruit. Good body, good brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2006
BCTC 06 Pours a hazy blonde color with a thick, frothy, white head. Very appealing aroma of hay, it’s almost like putting your nose in a haystack. Very good flavor of hay, it’s also fruity and dry in the finish. The body is light to medium with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Very impressive.


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