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

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bamsen78 (3427) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle from Embrouille - thank you so much for the trade! A gusher. Opens with a deafening plop! and pours cloudy pale yellow with abundand airy but stable white head. Sweetish aroma of yeast and banana with clear sourish notes - not of citrus, possibly of grain. Bitter, hoppy amd grassy flavour, with pronounced notes of citrus and a touch of spices - coriander?. Hops and lemon peel in the finish. I cannot quite taste the honey promised on the label, but it is not a problem as such. OK but a trifle too sourish (and no, it is not off, I have just checked the BBD.)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weark (343) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle from BFM - Hazy pale yellow color , rocky white head, good lacing on the glass - Aroma is citrusy, malty, bready, orange peel and hints of coriander and banana - wheat, coriander, citrusy flavor - Medium body, Fizzy carboantation, hints of sourness, low/medium bitterness,medium fruity and dry finish - Good beer and interesting Witbier, refreshing and pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1304) - Bodø, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle at home. Is slightly cloudy and yellowish, with a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma is dominated by Belgian yeast, citrus, nutmeg and hay. The taste is more sweet with notes of banana and wheat, and appears more like a light hefeweizen. Mouth feel is smooth, and has a light bitterness. An absolute good wheat beer, but more like a typical German wheat beer than a Belgian wit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with white head. Aroma of citrus, lemon, fruitiness, herbal notes and malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some coriander , malt and herbal notes. Medium to thin body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (3554) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2013
Rating from 2009. Ein Witbier mit Zucker, Blütenhonig, Koriander & Orangenschalen. Gelb-weißlich in der Flasche, säuerlich-frischer Geruch. Der Antrunk ist vollmundig-frisch, leicht säuerlich und angenehm mild. Hat schon ein kleines Bisschen was von Milchsäure. Zum Hauptteil ist das Bier vollmundiger, frisch, mild-würzig. Die Gewürze kommen schön zur Geltung, nur den Honig schmecke ich leider nicht heraus. Der Nachgeschmack ist für ein Witbier sehr lang anhaltend, mild-fruchtig-frisch und angenehm säuerlich-hefig. Ganz wenig herb. --> Sehr interessantes Witbier – aromenreich und nicht platt. Sehr zu empfehlen! --> 12,12,12,13,12,12 - 12,15

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (2432) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 17.09.2013, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Small creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is wheat, yeast, broth, citrus, hay, weeds, camomile, grass, dough. Taste is weeds, yeast, hay, wheat, camomile, citrus, dough. Little bitterness. Fair enough, just pretty boring.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (2351) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle. Golden colour with a creamy and white head with good lasting. Aroma is fruity with light citrus notes. Flavor is yeasty with notes of brett, fruity and citrus hints. Dry and light bittery final.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
juanenka (252) - valladolid, SPAIN - JUN 1, 2013
Botella. Presencia dorada turbia con corona blanca poco persistente. Aroma a pan y levaduras con algo de queso. En boca sabor bastante neutro algo de maltas con final ligeramente amargo. Demasiado dulce y final corto

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (1981) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 12, 2013
33cl fliptop, thanks Allen! - Ominously cloudy and yet watery pour. Wheat, old orange zest, undefined clove-like and kitchen spices. Some starch coming from musty honey blossom, rather sweet and sticky - did not pick up on any sourness. - - Really wanted to enjoy this one after a first awfully misguided brew from BFM who are supposedly great at what they do, but remind me of some Walloon breweries who cannot brew a batch without adding some sort of sugar or spice. Is it the Romandie-Wallonie connection and their preference for everything that slithers, spices and goblins? I can see that there is a concept and a fair amount of brewing expertise to this and do appreciate experimentation within reason. But as I would object to a 3-star Michelin chef presenting me with a moleculary pureed steak&frites, I find this an unnecessarily exotically spiced & amped up concoction and a bit of a shame to tamper the beautifully light and simple recipe of a Belgian Wit into oblivion like this. To be fair, the Ms did not dislike this as much, so I guess there is some hope. Really curious what they did to innocent Oud Bruin and Saison now...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3284) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2012
33 cl bottle from Drinks of the world, Zürich. Pale golden hazy color, good foam. High intensity fruity and floral aromas- citrus. Medium body & complexity. Some sourness & bitterness- well balanced. Very enjoyable


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