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Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Witbier
Saignelégier, Switzerland
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brassée avec des malts de blé et d’orge, la salamandre est une bière au bouquet floral et épicé avec une note de levure légère, en bouche, elle est crémeuse avec une petite pointe d’acidité caractéristique des bières blanches. En finale, elle est peu amère, mais racée, on sent alors l’écorce d’oranges amères et un houblonnage discret.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2015
On tap at the Blue Monk in Buffalo. Arrived in what appeared to be a tulip-snifter hybrid. Appearance: Hazy orange-gold, capped with a thin head of white foam that lingered a bit. Spotty lacing. Smell: Funky, musty grass, laden with tart light fruits - pears, oranges, and melon. Taste: That musty, mildewy funk comes through loud and clear on each sip, leading a procession of vaguely tart light fruits. Orange and tangerine are both present, mildly tart and somewhat moldy, followed by pear and melon flavors, both cantaloupe and honeydew. A grassy, hay-like tone hangs in the background throughout, and here and there, some bits of fermented white grape manifest. Mouthfeel: Medium of body and moderate of carbonation. Overall: The bar, and Untappd, both listed this as a biere de garde, and for one of those, it was acceptable. For a witbier, this is an interesting take on the style, with much more funk and much less spice than I’d expect. Either way, I’d consider drinking it again.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ej (1245) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a pale golde with a fast and fully diminishing head... Smells of wheat and yeast, of which the there was a coat of round the bottle-opening and flip-off cap. Hint of clove. Taste is not very exciting, but it’s not bad either. Just plain wheat notes with a light pungency. Hints of sweetness and very faint hints of bitterness. Light, close to fizzy on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 25, 2015
Where and how: on tap at Birch
Aroma: medium intense, zesty tartness, slightly salty, hinted with tea and fruity top.
Appearance :
Top: large, white with noted fragmental lace and rings.
Base: hazy gold
Palate : medium thinner with lighter carbonation. Average finish.
Taste: very easy going. Mild tartness with soft body with delicate soft flavor profile.
other notes drinkable lighter ale yes, but I would not call this Belgian Wit.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2015
Flaska från Etre Gourmet. Ytterligare ett öl helt förändrat av en infektion. Riktigt vete/lakto/citronsurt med en hel del stall och brett karkatär. Kunde varit roligt men här blir det skevt, astringent och väl surt. Tack Daniel!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vignale (3310) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2015
Flaska från Etre Gourmet. Ytterligare ett öl helt förändrat av en infektion. Riktigt vete/lakto/citronsurt med en hel del stall och brett karkatär. Kunde varit roligt men här blir det skevt, astringent och väl surt. Njae.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (2855) - DENMARK - SEP 20, 2015
Swingtop bottle. Hazy yellow with a medium sized good lasting and lacing white head. Nose ha honey, grapes, must, white pepper, spices. Flavour has the same things; spices, barnyard, pepper, wood, must, lemon. Medium body, fine soft carbonation, mild sweet and bitter with some sourness. Nice balance, drinks well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kto (883) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 15, 2015
0.33l bottle from coop in st-ursanne. pours hazy sunny yellow with a steady white head and a nice lacing. aroma yeast, combucha, cherries, apricot, citrus, floral notes. flavour wheat, green apple, white wine, pepper, flowers. dry, slightly bitter finish. refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5628) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle in Zurich. Hazy yellow body with full head. Nose is floral, skunky. Taste also quite floral, fruits, and apples. And then skunky. Medium carbonation. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2452) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2015
On tap at Watering Hole and listed as a Biere de Garde. Nice tart nose with lemon, orange juice and some other citrus flavors on the nose. Taste is more of the same with a strong orange character along with some light spice. Refreshing tart with some light lacto. Finish is tart with a nice creamy finish. Wonderful!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (4196) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
Au Saint-Bock, en fût. Une bière dorée orangée avec une mousse pâle. Un nez de blé simple avec quelques épices. Une bouche facile à boire et rafraichissante. Une touche de blé avec des notes épicées classiques peu prononcées. Bien faite et agréable.


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