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

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1277) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 330ml bottle poured in a small BFM snifter glass. Enjoyed at "La Ferme du Chateau", Lausanne region. A: Pours a dark amber to brown cloudy color. Forms a medium creamy white bit yellow head. Retention is low and some lacings are formed and left in the glass. A lot of sediment can be seen floating around S: BFM trademark. Spicy and tart in the nose. Quite vinous too. Also caramel, caramel malts and yeasts. Notes of fruits like apples and grapes T: Taste is also spicy and tart. Vinegar. Fruits. Caramel malts and yeasts. Very light earthy bitterness. In overall an acid and dry beer. Very taste, nevertheless M: Medium body and low carbonation. Tart and mild bitter aftertaste O: Not an easy beer and quite tart for the style but, quite drinkable anyway. BFM expected quality. Recommended [ BA Review @ 4/1/2012 ]

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7074) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2015

First rating: Medium beige head. Hazy dark red body with lots of floaties. Earthy fruity herbal aroma with Christmas spice and chocolate notes. Sweetish lavender, cardamom and other Christmas spice taste with fruity roasty notes. Mid-bodied. Lumpy mouthfeel, unfortunately. Some butter, too. Dryish spicy fruity aftertaste with dusty syrupy rye crisp bread notes. Nice, drinkable, but a bit marred by the floaties. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly, Oslo City.) 6,3,5,3,12=2.9

Second rating: Small white head. Yellow body with enough floaties to not be entirely clear. Spicy yeasty phenolic aroma with herbal notes. Sweet spicy fruity orangey taste with herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish orange rind and spice aftertaste with herbal notes. Weirdly similar to vossaøl with kveik. Nice. I like it. (0.33l bottle, I forget where from.) 5,3,6,3,13=3.0

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sparf (196) - Östersund, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Söt russinartad maltddoft med inslag av nejlika, kandisocker och torkad ingefära. Färgen är mörkt brun och trist. Ett snabbt försvinnande skum med bara tunna lämningar. I smaken lyfts framför allt nejlika och ingefära fram men även litet nötter. Halvsöt brygd som också bjuder på grästoner. Eftersmaken lämnar rester av kandisocker, frukt och en lite jolmig, lakritsartad malt. Hade behövts mer beska för att balanseras. Halvfyllig kropp och för mycket kolsyra.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bergstaden (2098) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2014
Amber with off white head - Malt aroma with some spicy notes in the back - Malt body with some spicy yeast notes - Malt goes into the finish - This was ok

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
daje (3146) - NORWAY - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at Crossroad, march 11th 2014. Amber body with a creamy beige head. Spicy aroma with dark fruit and something that resembles mashed peas, which I’m not the biggest fan of in a beer. Taste of caramel, cinnamon, and again mashed peas, adding cabbage, lasting long into the aftertaste. First beer in probably thousand I couldn’t finish due to the taste :/ Hopefully unlucky with my bottle, because I really love BFMs beers. So I’ll make sure to give it a new chance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorgeLee (1611) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle from Globus Balexert. Chestnut brown colour, good thick white head. A sweet, malty, fruity, yeasty and spicy beer. Toasty, fruit cake, purple fruit, syrupy, bitterness just to balance. I found it complex and interesting.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finn (6011) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Sving-topp flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Åpner uten smell men med litt røyk. Veldig mørkebrun - slik at partikkelsedimentene så vidt sees. Middels høyt luftig skum med kniplingslacing. Aroma av godt moden banan. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken er tung. Søt malt med antydning til karamell. Alkoholen dominerer og gjør den tungdrikkelig. Avslutter syrlig & tørt og etterlater en ikke god ettersmak. Litt sedimenter igjen på flaska.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (7173) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, dark candy, some berries and spices. Flavor is sweet and spicy with some caramel, malt, brown sugar and dark berries. Medium body, average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WouterVG (27) - BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2014
Aangenaam aroma van donkere mout. Mooi schuim, lichte carbonisatie, wat goed past bij dit bier. Lichte bitterheid, medium body, niet zoet. Toetsen van kruidigheid en fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crlnts (390) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Smooth nice beige head, lasting. Color is lighter than cola, a touch of haze. Smells of yeast and roasted malts. Medium body. Soft carbonation, sweet, lightly roasted, dry fruits & spices, alcohol warmth. Lightly bitter aftertaste with some duration.


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