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

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bierkrug (2133) - - OCT 1, 2012
330 ml bottle in Geneva, Switzerland. Pours dark color with a very thin beige head. Aroma is sour malt. An iIntensely sour more so than even most sour beers. Another unenjoyable beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (1920) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2012
Pours dark brown with a large fading head. Nose shows heavy brett with spices and a bit of chocolate. Similar flavours. Acidic notes, chocolate, lemon. A bit weird, in regards to having the brett in with the richer, darker malt. Doesn’t quite work. Carbonation seems a bit excessive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
finol (2145) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours muddy brown with a creame coloured head. Sweet spicy aroma. Sweet and spicy but still rather balanced brew, bit like a light quad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Albe (56) - ITALY - JUN 22, 2012
I would say, an easy to drink beer, with a refreshing fruit taste. Unfortunately the head goes away in a while. The aroma recalls clearly cinnamon and prunes and the taste is characterized by fruits and caramel notes, with a nice balance between sweet and sour. A very good product overall!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarossaLuke (539) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2012
A dark Belgian ale with plenty of spice and fruit character. Hints of prunes and christmas spices this has a slight sour zing that lifts the palate and drives the beer flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
abemorsten (2712) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5054) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (5256) - 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.

4
   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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1163) - 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.


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