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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


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
domtom (65) - Bienne, - MAR 9, 2003
Colour of dark tea, cloudy, with a beautiful foam. Aroma of herbs, flowers, tobacco and spices. Few flavour, light bitternesss, quite long herbal aftertaste. It has an interesting aroma but an unpleasant bitterness.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (379) - Lyon, FRANCE - APR 29, 2016
En soi, bonne mais très déséquilibrée. Bouquet très fort et assez riche : caramel, banane, pomme, cannelle. La bouche est plus amère, assez éthylique mais timide dans les arômes. On retrouve timidement le bouquet. En revanche : je l’ai goûtée après une bouchée de panzerotti au citron : la PERFECTION !!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (902) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle. Caramelized dark brown. Caramel is present throughout, but rather of the bitter kind. Pleasantly malty. The ABV doesn’t really show, just slightly on swallowing. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (1714) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 11, 2016
Botella @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 10-02-2016. BBD: 01-2017 Color marrón claro, sabor malta, caramelo, cuerpo medio..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2944) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2016
330ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 10-02-2016.
BBD: 01-2017.
In short :sweet little tart ale.
Pours hazy copper with some off white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Caramel, malty, little roasty and fruity nose. Medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is swwr, little sour, caramel, toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
torejh (73) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown-red. Nose of caramel and spices. Taste is sweet and spicy with bready malts. Medium bodied. Nice

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nonshaugen (333) - Fetsund, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
33 cl flip-top, bottle conditioned. Very dark ruby brown-red, loads of floating sediments, thin tan head. Aroma is very spicy and sweet. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation, bitter aftertaste. Flavour is very spicy, lots of clove, chilli heatness, peppers, dark fruits and alcohol. All in all this beer features a lot of impressions. It’s complex and impossible to ignore. Well put together, but I don’t think I will buy another one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2615) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with a medium sized beige head. Spicy nose with some wood and brown sugar also. Spices also come through in the flavour along with wood, coffee, brown sugar, dark bread, nuts, cloves, mild chili like heat. Medium body, soft and filling with soft carbonation. Some sweetness, mild bitterness. Soft and pleasant, a bit too muche cloves for my taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
caribou43 (378) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 26, 2016
I drank this beer yesterday in the Simplon coffee in Lausanne. Overall it is a good product. This beer is brown troubled with a thin foam and medium-low carbonation. The first sensation is in the mouth nice and not simple and well balanced. We could smell a side of caramel, some spices, malt and few hop and there is a small side of coffee. If I compare this with the brunette of boxer, I can say that it is a real dark with character.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vignale (2994) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle from Etre Gourmete. Brown liquid with a firm offwhite head. Probably an infected bottle (again). Sour, bretty with herbal and grassy bouquet, some spices, cloves, odd bananas and cellar. Mildly sour, cloves and fermented bananas. Drinkable but not nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sissio (1131) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 18, 2015
@home, advent calendar Clear dark brown with ruby highlights, cappuccino head Winey, black cherry, maraschino, spicy, sirup Finish amaretto biscuit, some toffee, bitter black cherry


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