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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A top-fermented blonde style brew with sage.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2006
11.15oz swing top. Pours a hazy golden with a huge, pillowy white head. Strong aroma of sage, which I would have probably thought it ginger if not for the label. Some citrus fruityness, pepper, and yeast are also in there. Sage, pepper, and lemons seem to be the dominant flavor. There is some bitterness thoughout into a very dry and grassy finish. Highly carbonated with a lighter body. Refreshing.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2006
33cl flip-top bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a substantial foamy head. Aroma is very citrusy with some grassy notes. Flavor is very hoppy, with some yeastiness and some herbal presence (sage I guess). Some what crisp. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Pours a hazy amber with a huge creamy white head. Smells grassy with oranges, some sugar and some grassy hints. The sage is also there but not pronounced. Tastes earthy with some peppery hoppy splashes, and hints of sage. Not as tasty as the aroma suggests. Light lemony finish with grassy notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2006 Pale yellow with a huge and long lasting white head. The aroma has a very strong sage with some light lemon citrus. The taste has some sage along with the dry finish I would expect. There is some light orange peel along with some flowers. However, the sage is the dominant character. An interesting and drinkable summer beer. Not as one dimensional as it would seem.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3283) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2006
330 mL fliptop. The beer pours to a hazy straw colored body with a very tall and lasting fluffy white head. The aroma is quite yeasty and citrusy. Orange rind and oils. Rosemary and olive oil. Herbs. Almost a saison in aroma. Wow. The flavor is quite unique. Yeasty, lemons, orange rind, white pepper, seems more like rosemary than sage, but then again, I don’t use sage much in any cooking (so, it’s not apparent in my mind). The sage does this beer wonders. Like a saison, Belgian, and vegetable/spice beer all in one. Quite tasty. The palate is very smooth. I like apoptosis’ reference to "Wet" finish. Surely seems wetter than water. Refreshing. A great summer beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Cloudy, dark yellow, golden-almost-orange body and a very lush, frothy head. Decent, full aroma - full of sweet spices, including orange peels, and yeast. The flavor is mostly of spices, and it is not as sweet as one would expect from the aroma. Very lemony and lemon sticks with you for awhile after the sip. "Wet" finish. Slightly tart. A tad too thin in the body, but overall its pretty good and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2006
11.2 oz. swingtop that started to leak in the trunk of my freakin’ car, forcing me to drink it instead of what I intended to drink - Hazy straw color with a gigantic, frothy white head - spicy, hoppy aroma, with loads of light citrus - quite dry, with sage quite present, as well as other herbs (light rosemary mostly) and a peppery quality - subtle sweetness shows itself in the finish, with some lemon and other citrus - this would go great with thai food.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Hazed golden color with a tall off-white head. Lemon and herbal aromas seem to dominate. I don’t catch the sage, but there does seem to be tarragon and a few other Italian seasoning. Some light mint as well. Very herbal/spicy flavors. A very light pale malt sweetness mixed and overpowered by basil, oregano and tarragon. This begs to be made into a marinade or be served with lasagna, pizza or anti-pasta. Funky if not fantastic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Bottle - swing-top - at Max’s. Pours a slightly hazed gold with a tall white head. Nose is very floral, yeasty, and hoppy. An odd spiciness to it as well (I noticed on the label afterwards that this is brewed with sage). Taste is flowers, slight fruity notes, hops, dusty yeast, and spices. Body is light-medium and very effervescent. Finishes slightly sweet and fruity but retains the flowery flavors, spices, and dusty yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
Cloudy golden shade wearing a generous white head that slowly diminishes. Sweet yeasty and spicy nose comes out with white pepper and intricate herb delicacies. Highly flowery, fruity (citrus) and refreshing. Highly original in its flavour development, all with the typical BFM softness, crashing at the tastebuds no harder than a pillow wood. Very dry palate, light-medium bodied and the full carbonation works nicely with floral/herbal/spiciness. Fun.


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