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


on tap

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (2982) - Belchium im Biersgau, 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (4301) - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Bierkrug (2130) - - OCT 1, 2012
330 ml bottle in Geneva, Switzerland. Pours an unclear yellow with no head at all. Sour citrus aroma. A bad vinegar taste. Fruits & honey are hiding. Acid like flavor & watery body! Pretty nasty stuff. No pleasure with this one at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2453) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 25, 2012
0,33 l bottle as a gift, thanks Balazs!
Poured murky yellow with a small creamy white head. Sourish, lambic style brett aroma with barnyard, lemon peel, vinegar, spicies. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel with a sourish character but not as acetic as expected according to the aroma. Light vinegar, citrusses, cinnamon, lemon peel. Interesting one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2012
Pours a hazy straw color under a faint but lasting oily head. Wonderful nose of sour apple, clove and balsamic vinegar. Complex opening with sweet apple vinegar and clove, finishing with a wheaty tartness, extremely thirst quenching. Palate is soft and medium fill, stay with you. Great stuff and love the mixing of an almost Flemish red and a wheat beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2535) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2012
Pours hazy amber with a small head. Nose shows acidic funky notes, doughy wheat, lemon and orange peel. Very refreshing flavours, with some sourness, a bit of wheat and lemon. Well-suited high carbonation and light body. Very refreshing stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1952) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
Cloudy yellow - kind of like lemon juice - with a small pale head. Aroma is rhubarb, peach, vinegar, daisies. Taste is apple cider vinegar, lemon peel, cloves, sour plum, grape skins. Light bodied, slightly tart on the palate, good balance of sweet and sour with a short crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
This beer pours a gray dirty blond with no head. The nose has tart green apple, and plum. Has a lite body. The taste starts with a crisp lite cider with hints of plum and finishes with apple. The crispness reminds me of a saison. Very lite an refreshing would be amazing on a hot summer day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (18649) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy yellow color, large thick white head. Aroma of sour banana and grapefruit. Taste has rising bread dough, citrus, clove. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
canicule (90) - IRELAND - OCT 26, 2011
33cl bottle with a huge clump of yeast at the bottom. Pours hazy orange-yellow with white head. Huge sharp sour aroma, citrus and yeast/barnyard smell. Fizzy and sharp in the mouth, with a big punch of lemons, vinegar and bitter hops which gave, for me, an off-putting finish. Not your average witbier, but ultimately an incongrous mix.

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