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


on tap

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RATINGS: 131   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2009
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 Medium offwhite head. Hazy yellow body with lots of little particles. Earthy spicy coriander aroma with mealy notes. Dry mealy earthy taste with grainy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish resiny spicy earthy aftertaste with herbal coriander notes. Not that much flavour, but no off-tastes. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly web order. This is the second rating. First rated an infected bottle received in a trade.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (10381) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2009
Swing top bottle from Allen, thanks! Pale blonde, cloudy. lemon, yeast, chalk and vinegar in the aroma. Lemony sour flavor with notes of wine vinegar and onion. Intentional infection? The result is certainly drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (6129) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2009
Hazy yellow beer. Aroma reminds me of cat’s piss.Sharp citrus flavour. Oranges. A bit off?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gr0ve (2141) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2009
330 ml bottle. Hazy golden colour. Small white head. Citrusy and refreshing aroma. Slightly acidic. Cat piss. Quite dry aroma and more so in the flavour. Wheaty flavours. Watery at times as well. High carbonation level. Hop bitterness is there, but shows up more in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2009
Trade with Allen. Pours an opaque cloudy straw yellow with a brief dense white meringue of a head that rather quickly fades away. Sourish aroma of floral perfume, wheat, orange oil, and mild spices. Light palate with flavours of wheat and honey, lavender, cardamom, and subtle spice. Bordering on sour. Bitterly tart and acidic, like biting a grape seed. I enjoyed this take on a style that usually embodies too much sweetness with the wheat and spices. Instead this is a very austere, lean, bitterly refreshing example. Thanks Allen!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Embrouille (2829) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 26, 2008
Bottled 33cl. It pours a pale hazy yellow beer with a creamy white head. Lively carbonation. A lot of sediment. The nose is medicinal with notes of honey, oranges, juniper berries, cloves and marzipan. A hint of pumpkin. Extremely distinctable and strong. A huge amount of cloves in the taste. Notes of celery. Yeasty and acidic. Interesting. Not at all enjoyable though. Woody. Decent bitterness. Remarkably "christmassy". Strange. Plenty of character but not enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeertourist (4859) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2008
Bottle. Pours orange golden and cloudy. The head is rather minimal. A great complex aroma, a lot of acidity, lemony with orange zest and spices. Geuze character. The sour lemony and orange zest flavours find balancing honey sweetness. An outstanding beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2008
(Bottle, BB May 2009) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of coriander, orange peel, floral, herbs, and grass. Flavor of lemon, wheat, coriander, honey, floral hops, banana, and orange peel with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2008
Bottle courtesy of mgermani: Poured a medium yellow color ale with a pure white bubbly head with average retention but no lacing. Aroma of light wheat malt is not the most interesting. Taste is a mix between some light wheat malt notes with no spices really discernable and some traces of sourness. Full body with some limited filtration and some medium carbonation. Definitely not the best beer fro this usually fine brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorqui (2110) - Brescia, ITALY - OCT 1, 2007
Bottled. Yellow clearly color, rather hazy with discreet bubbly aspect. Adherent and compact head. Rather acidulous aroma with notes of lemon and damnpen cereals. Much lively and coolness taste, decidedly sourly and acidulous with a light bitterish final. A lot watery end with insufficient resistance.

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