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

bottled
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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12053) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle. Poured hazy orange with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate spice and yeasty aroma. Light to medium body with a slick texture. Medium spicy sweet flavor with a medium spice finish of moderated duration. Refreshing beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9685) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2007
This is a Belgian beer souped up with sage(say that quickly three times). Past expirey date from Oak Park in Joysey by almost a year. Champagne-like white yeast. The sage kicks in but was nicely aged, so it gives a positive taste impact.Smoothly done, good brewing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12317) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 1, 2007
(33cl bottle) Large and rocky off-white head atop a cloudy golden body. Aroma is medium sweet, sage, yeast, some lemon. Taste is mild sweet, spice, yeast, some herbal. Dry finish. Light-medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Bottle - swing top: Pours a cloudy light golden with an initially huge fluffy white head which fades down to leave a nice lacing. Very interesting aroma. Belgian malt characteristics come through. Some bright orangey fruityness is also there, and tons of spicyness. Big oregano and dry sage touch. The flavor is interesting as well with early herbal notes and a crisp middle, where there are hints of green apples. The finish has a very natural spicy element of oregano and a big sage dryness. This is a very unique and intriguing brew with a great drinkability.Very appetizing, and I give it plenty of credit for it’s individuality.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2007
I just adore sage in stuffing with turkey, in a beer? We shall see. Hazy golden body topped by a large pillowy white head. The aroma, yes that is indeed sage. Even leans a bit towards oregano. The flavor is very herbal both sage and hops. Lemony citrus complements the herbalness quite well. I kind of dig this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - 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 (12314) - 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 (3892) - 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 (2613) - 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).


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