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Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Eisbock
Saignelégier, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 9.99%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
ONE TIME BREW! Based beer is BFM’s La Mandragore (8% ABV Winter Stout brewed with jurassian spelt wheat and a complex mix o’ malts) that was maturing in wine barrels. Then it was accidentally frozen in the barrels due to the harsh and extremely cold winter this year in Switzerland.


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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rubbishystuff (2292) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Flip top, No head at all. Puckery smokey taste, slick mouth feel. Very odd stuff. Not so much to my taste.Label should do more to indicate that this is a sour ale. Serving: Bottle


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BVery (9482) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Tap at Cask Republic. Sour vinegar bomb. Murky pour. I don’t really like this at all. Tastes like the accident it is.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9073) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2016
Draft @ Moeder Lambic Original. Couleur brune foncée, col offre qcq fines bulles beiges. Arôme est fortement balsamique, rétro de boisé, malt assez prononcé mais dont les premières effluves attaquent de suite le nez avec des notes aigres puissantes. Palais est similaire, énorme couche d’aigrelet, acétone presque sur fin boisé, malté caramel, grillé virant vers balsamique, Sherry. Retrouve un peu le côté funk de BFM de certaines Bon-Chien mais ici tout semble plus fort et concentré.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12373) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle - a Tobacco and balsamic. Deep brown and maroon with no head. Lots of tobacco and light soured malts. Tons of tobacco.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (13858) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
330mL bottle, pours black with a reddish tinge and a tiny bubbly head. Nose brings out red wine barrels, light perfumey notes, some toasted bready malt, and light acidity. Flavour is quite vinous, with very tart berries, tobacco and red wine barrels upfront, with some light acidity and a little perfume. Dry, leathery and acidic on the finish. Well-integrated on all the different flavours. Good in small amounts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2210) - - DEC 18, 2014
Draft. Dark ruby with little head. Vinous with touches of cherry, yogurt, oak and vinegar. Medium sticky mouthfeel and quite boozy. Very unique.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1353) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottle served in a snifter glass. A: Pours a very dark brown almost black color forming no head. I’ve tried to put it let say, aggressively and then it formed some big bubbled brown head. Low retention and no lacings. BFM strong beers style S: Sour and vinegar, slight sweet and very malty in the nose. Strong notes of caramel and roasted malts. A bit too fruity to the style. Light notes of alcohol T: Slightly sweet and roasted malts upfront. Overall sour taste with a mild bitter hoppy end M: Heavy and molasses body. Very low carbonation. Sour to bitter aftertaste O: Good drinkability but, a difficult beer. Not a Bock beer for sure, not a Eisbock either. It’s far too sour and too bitter to the style. However, I would recommend it to sour and aggressive beer lovers. From my favorite Swiss brewery! [ BA Review @ 2/9/2013 ]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
draught at Biergasthof Schiffner, Aigen. Pours dark brown with a thick beige head. Sweet choclate and roast nose, lovely balanced sweet cherry flavours with hearthy earth tartness. excellent beer

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Draft at Proletariat with Andrew and Balaz. Pours a deep brown body with thin tan lacing. Aroma is rich earthy molasses, chocolate and oak. Mouthfeel is medium to full with notes of wood, chocolate, bourbon, rum, oak and molasses.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 9, 2014
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Maggie says cherries and a log. Cherry, acetic acid, like light Rodenbach. Medium sour. Kristen has nothing to say. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2014
Tap at Max’s. Pour is murky reddish brown with low head, aroma is light tart and sweet fruits. Taste is Flanders style tart with a big thick sweet and sour finish, nice one


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