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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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.


4.4
   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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2002
Very white, cloudy; Acidic, orangey palate with ample soft malt. Very complex. And definitely not ’dark ruby’.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9255) - 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 !

4.1
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeertourist (4761) - 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!

4.1
   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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
Hazy pale yellow, big foamy, generous white head looks like meringue. Mild aromas offer a light lactic component that reminds of cream. Soft bananas and dough caress the yeast, all in softness. Soaped up lemon slices and pineapple chunks show up if you dig deeper. All the elements appear gradually, shyly displayed parsimoniously, but the house character shines through, a diplomatic approach with a characteristic fluffy body. Expanding bubbles boost the fruitiness, making for a pleasant fruit salad and a supporting sourness. Finishing quite dry. A fun witbier.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mross (169) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 14, 2010
Bottle. Very cloudy blond with a nice fizzy white head. Very nice aroma of sweet malt, fruit, citrus, spice and yeast. It has a touch of funkyness. It has a sweetish honey flavour of grapefruit with a wonderful lemon sourness from the wheat, almost like sherbet in character. Prickly mouthfeel with some spicyness and dryness in the finish but really refreshing. A very interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (1869) - 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.


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