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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 305   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


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2470) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
October 2010. Bottle. Spice and malt aromas. Straw yellow color with a white head. Flavors of light fruit, spices, malt and hops. Slightly sour finish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loco_gallego (140) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Orangée très voilée. Mousse blanche bien persistante, beaux dépôts. Direct très épicé, sauge-coriandre. Houblonnage bien présent, agrumes et gigembre assez puissant. En bouche similaire avec une forte présence épicée, petite amertume assez agréable. Petite acidité. Carbonatation moyenne.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bill Becker (402) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 29, 2014
It pours a hazy orange yellow with a 1 finger head of foam and does well with the lacing. It smells spicy and earthy which likely comes from the sage used. Plenty of coriander in there as well. Big coriander and bigger sage with a dash of pepper. No sweetness here, mild hint of tartness, good level of unusual bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Enjoyable for the most part.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (940) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 330ml bottle poured in a chalice. Delicious BFM specimen. A: Looks like a witbier, yellow to white color with a very cloudy body. Pours a medium fluffy head which dissipates leaving no lacings S: Very good. Spicy as it should. Citrus lemon. Malts, biscuits and yeasts. A bit flowery T: Really good stuff. Light sourness. discreet pepper and coriander. A bit of vanilla (?). Light bitterness. M: Light after all. Smooth. Medium to low carbonation D: Good [ BA Review @ 10/6/2010 ]

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vikingguy (836) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Bright cloudy gold with small white head. Fragrant yeasty clove banana aroma. Taste - again with the banana and clove...says that sage is an ingredient and I get that on the end. Also notes of honey, wheat and again with the yeast. A spicy flavorful malt forward ale. I liked it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (8454) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2014
Pours cloudy yellow color with white head. Aroma & taste: malt, herbal, spice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8264) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2014
Schmutzig trübes goldenes Bier mit geringer weißer Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Gewürzen, malzig fruchtig. Geschmack sehr würzig, Gewürze, malzig, minimal alkoholisch.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wombata (468) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2014
Tap at Marciero. Aroma: Sweet herb, orange, sage, honey, floral. Palate: Medium-bodied. Flavor: Dried orange with a small amount of peel, sage, white pepper, honey, long, complex spicy & herbal & citrus finish. Comment: Brilliant stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WouterVG (25) - BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2014
Light carbonation, first smell is oranges. The taste of sage is easily distinguishable but not too prominent. After a while, I started noticing the sour malt taste that is typical for this brewery and the whole region in general, but it is far less prominent then with the "La Salamandre". The light body and light carbonation are a good match with the delicacy of the hops and the sage. Unlike a lot of other beers I tasted from Switzerland, I would order a second one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2179) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2014
Tap at Ushi Tora. Interesting smell, bit vegetable, bit sage, orange and spice. Also totally flat, herbal taste, and some tropical fruit squash. Pineapple maybe. I like this.


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