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

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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2007
Pale yellow with a full head. Had all the promise of a decent belgian but came up very short. Soapy finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2007
Overly carbonated, one dimensional beer with an astringent finish. Rather a disappointment.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (3009) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Poured a pale cloudy yellow color with a huge and hard to manage white pillowy head, very nice belgian rings of lacing. The aroma was floral, lavendar, juniper, and yeast. Flavor followed suit, but the juniper spicy flavor was a bit too much. Finishes with a nice peppery, hoppy bitter touch (malts underplayed). Mouthfeel was moderate, crisp, a little bit refreshing, if not for the overly junipered flavor. An interesting and decent beer, but not much more than that, especially at BFM’s prices here in the States.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Bottle: Cloudy straw, huge rocky white head, clumpy lacing, lively carbonation.   Big spicy nose, Sage most likely as thats what it states on the bottle.   Its quite herbal in fact.   Soft earth, very herbal, slightly dry with a brush like aftertaste.   This one is quite strong, lingers for quite a while, with a soft earthy plant like astringency.   Very minor floral aspects as well.   Body is moderate to full, mouthfeel is soft and spritzy.   Very interesting, in the nose, and at the start, but the back end could use a bit of taming.   Otherwise its quite nice and refreshing for a change.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 23, 2007
The pour is a cloudy yellow with a white head. The aroma has the distinctive note of sage along with some floral and herbal qualities. The flavor is of sage, some other herbs and a slight touch of pepper. Finish is weak and somewhat watery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Swingtop bottle at the winking lizard - Pours cloudy blonde with an enormous white head that takes a long time to settle back. Almost seems overcarbonated to me. Aromas of sage, grains, yeast, and some floral notes. Flavor is sage, honey, yeast, grains, lemon, very earthy. Light body with plenty of carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2007
I really like this beer, going through two of them in successive nights. Pronounced herbal aromas, really earthy. Leafy green vegetable bitterness alongside a little mint and bread dough. Nice conditioning in the clear pour, through the sediment as real lemony dimensions at the end. A flavorful beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2007
The aroma was spicy and peppery with a moderate herbal note. Sweet candy came to mind with a lightly citrus and grassy presence in the background. The aroma was fruity and complex. The golden beer was slightly hazy with a moussy tall white head which laced the chalice from top to bottom. The flavor was lightly spicy with pepper and cinnamon and an herbal quality. The spices were complex and well achieved. The flavor was lightly sweet at first on the palate but was tamed immediately by a spicy and grassy bittering which finished with a slight flourish of citrus. The body was medium with a sizable carbonation which led to a creamy texture on the palate. The peppery spice lasted well into the aftertaste and beyond. An immediately interesting and complex beer, well done! 11.15 fl ounce flip top bottle.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jimhilt (2539) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Explodes out of flip top bottle with five+ finger head, settles to a thin layer leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color, yeast left in bottle. Hoppy/spicy nose. Strong carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is spicy and hoppy, malts are hidden, dry bitter aftertaste. $5.19 for a 330ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Sweet and savory so I’m expecting a nice balance and interesting flavor profile. I’m overwhelmed by the full and frothy mouthfeel. It leads me astray but I eventually find my way back to the flavor of the beer. I enjoyed this more with every sip. The sage really stands out and is an interesting component to the brew. Not one that I took to right away, but I’d definitely come back for more.


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