Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Saignelégier, Switzerland


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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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La Torpille, bière brune 7.5% vol. est une bière au bouquet subtil partagé entre des notes épicées, caramel et fruitées rappelant les arômes de vieux vins des Côtes-Rôties. En bouche, l’impression est partagée entre la douceur de l’alcool , la finale est moyennement amère et la rétronasale épicée

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
abemorsten (2616) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2012
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours a clear deep chestnut colored body with a creamy, short lived film of light brown color. Aroma like a regular Heinz tomato ketchup. Acidic and light fruity flavors and bitter. Smooth to drink. Medium body. Dry tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (4949) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2012
330 ml shared swingtop bottle, at local tasting. ABV 7.5%. Murky brown colour (end of bottle), low off-white head. Unusual and strong aroma, notes of yeast, spices, over-ripe fruits and caramel. Very fruity flavour, moderate acidity, okay but not particularly exciting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (5148) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear mahoganey with a small creamy white head. Aroma of Heinz ketchup, overwhelming everything else. Taste is sour, tart and dry. Better taste than aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2012
Pour a light white head that fades away. The nose is plum with warm spices, clove, cinnamon. Sweet smell with red fruit. The color is a cloudy beige color. The flavor starts with a sour beer then moves onto a sweet plum and grape flavor with a hints of carmel and raisin. Then a refreshing tartness and finishing with a bitter hoppiness. The flavor that lingers on your palette is the plum/grape flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2012
Aroma is plum, rhubarb, cinnamon, hint of sour apple and lavender. Colour is a cloudy burnt orange. Taste is very interesting - good balance of sweet and sour - sour plums, green apple, rhubarb, spices. Reasonably complex on the palate, nice slightly sour finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
POLK (2144) - Hørning, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2012
Brown color with a good off-white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Weird and special taste with some citrus. Very high carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 7, 2011
33cl bottle, tulip glass. Pours a cloudy medium brown, with a medium beige head. Smells of plums and spice, slightly sour. Tastes... weird. Extremely interesting, but I just can’t identify it beyond a sweet tartness. Pleasantly "round" on the tongue, and just kind of slips away. Slight fruity tartness lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brugmanneke (278) - GERMANY - OCT 15, 2011
(bottle) brown colour, hazy with a lot of cloggy sediment. Aroma and taste are unusual. Very spicy and a little sour. Light to medium bitterness as well, no sweetness or malty taste. Barnyardy notes. Would not have guessed plums, cloves and cinnamon, but spices: indeed! Reminds me very strongly of that typical spicy and tart Orval character that becomes stronger with ageing. Here it is even too pronounced, but still: an interesting beer worth trying, when you are in the mood for it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kerosin (15) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 5, 2011
33 cL brown swing top bottle, bought at Drinksoftheworld. Aroma: Light sour character, funky, notes of wood. Light sweetness. Appearance: Amber, tan creamy head, nice CO2 bubbles, dull. Taste: Spicy, sour (like acetic acid), wine character, wood notes, light note of fruits (cant say what exactly). Really complex aroma! Palate: Lively carbonation, medium body, short-medium sweet and sour aftertaste. Overall: Amber beer with a lot of funky notes. Wood and wine character present. I really enjoyed this one and is one of my favorite beers. In my opinion the sour character makes it very easy drinkable. I would definitely order a third one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10729) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2011
cloudy brown, floaties, sourish fruity aroma, spicy. Flavor is fruity, citrussy, bitter, flowery, spicy, herbal

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