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

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Brewed with cinnamon, cloves and plum juice.


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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (3199) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 22, 2014
Dark brown body. Interesting aroma mixing cookie malts, wholewheat grains, and roasted notes with dried fig like sweetness and some balancing resin and woody hops. Taste is different than your usual Belgian brown ale too, with a drier and more cookie like taste. Over the length of the bottle you get a bit used to this so it looses some appeal, yet still there is a herbal bitterness to keep it all in pace and enjoyable. Good brew, charismatic and nicely spiced. (33cl bottle gifted by the Au Bon Coin owner, many thanks!)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (12676) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle from AndrewC who picked this up in or near Verbier and I drank at home. Very dark brown colour lasting beige head. Some esters on aroma, some dark brown malty aroma. Quite fruity in the mouth, like plums and figs. Decent Belgian Ale. Pretty authentic. Nice enough. Some peppery hop on the finish. OK.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (15596) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to fiulijn. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dusty aroma with weak sour hints. Fruity malty slightly sour spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity spicy sour caramel finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (5705) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein minimal trübes rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, alkoholisch, belgische Hefe. Geschmack sehr malzig alkoholisch, fruchtig, würzig

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3111) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle: Aroma is fruity, sourly with currants and plums. Notes of roasted malt and chocloate. Dark brown, nearly black color with a lot of yeast particles inside. Brownish creamy head. Flavor with malt, roastiness, dark chocolate, sourly fruit notes of black currants, plums, cherries. Herbal hop bitterness and some roastiness in the end. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tobiasoe (51) - NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
Thin beige head over dark reddish brown beer. Low intensity aroma of yeast, dark fruit and herbs, something meaty and barnyardy. Less than hoped on the palate, oily heavyish and near flat carbonation. Roast coffee, caramel some malty sweet spice, very faint sourness, ok hops bitterness balance, and a medium length somewhat monotonous finish. It has qualities but for my taste not lively nor complex enough for this style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weark (222) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle from BFM / Clear brown ruby color, small persistent beige head /aroma is fruity, dried fruits, caramel malt, spicy, plum or prune, hints of roasted malt, hints of nuts / flavor of plum, caramel, spicy, cinnamon / Medium body, low but pleasant bitterness, good carbonation, sweet, sweet spicy and caramel finish / pleasant beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Aroma: caramel, toffee, cloves? Appearance: dark brown , almost black, small brown creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: flat-ish, sweet notes, malts. Overall: very nice Strong Ale, perfect for Christmas season. Bottle from Drinks of the World Zurich HB, Switzerland.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3533) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep brown, near-black mahogany body with a large creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet cinnamon, cloves, caramel, toffee, figs and hints of rye bread, blue plums and milk chocolate. Taste is caramel, mild chocolate, cinnamon, cloves and hints of hard-to-pinpoint dark fruits, honey and brown sugar. Medium body and carbonation. A pleasant spicy Belgian ale from BFM.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (2425) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle from Embrouille - thank you so much! Opens with a deafening plop and pours hazy very dark amber with stable beige head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel, cinnamon and fruit. Sweet, malty and fruity flavour, with notes of cloves and cinnamon. Discernible but unobtrusive alcohol presence. Sweetish, fruity finish, with bitter notes of alcohol. Well-balanced and agreeable. Very nice.


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