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


on tap

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2004 My only real complaint is that the aroma is a bit muted compared to the onslaught of flavor that you get from this thing. The finish lingers very gently, but the inital taste impressions are very strong: lemon & orange, sour wheatiness, that white peppery tingle. Huge body, hefty, super unfiltered -- perfect in appearance and palate, just like Brugs in these respects. The malt is really soft, as Josh states. Man oh man, this is good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike5326 (1503) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Poured from a tap. Clear golden color, full frothy white head. Nice wheat and clove aroma. Light body with a sweet wheat flavor and a refreshing finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (14844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2002
Very white, cloudy; Acidic, orangey palate with ample soft malt. Very complex. And definitely not ’dark ruby’.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SaintBonchien (9) - Sonceboz, SWITZERLAND - FEB 25, 2015 does not count
Très belle robe jaune opaque. Arôme doux et assez moyennement fort. Saveurs très sucrées, note de levure légère, claires notes de miel, orange et coriandre. J’adore cette bière, rafraîchissante et délicieuse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 23, 2001
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 hazy orangeish colour under a little stable white head; spicy (ginger comes to mind) and honeyish aroma (I’m not sure if honey was part of the original recipe ?!); lot of carbonation and a nice, robust acidity which is held up by a clean and regular maltiness; the finish is moderately dry with more fruity (lemon/orange) and spicy notes - a beautiful witbier which is back at its best !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rutzicka (102) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2001
Has a nice cloudy pale yellow colour with a short head. Aroma of pollen and flowers. The taste is slightly acid and fresh. Nice long and acid aftertaste. Pleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeertourist (5170) - 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 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (2689) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Sample from the bottle (750 ml) at the Mondial de la Bière in Montreal, 2006. Murky-pale yellow gold with a fine large lasting head and lacing....intensely spicy aroma, of cardamom and lemongrass, orangepeel and, later, honey-vanilla and increasingly strong ginger....the mouthfeel belies the sweetness and spiciness, much drier with dominant dry fruitiness (orange and lemonpeel), chewy but subdued pale malt and a strong dried hoppy character throughout....beautiful bitter-sweet-spicy balance, lovely use of herbs, smooth and oh so drinkable....one of the best witbiers I’ve had and like the other beers from BFM, very distinctive.

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