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

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013

Bottle 330ml. w. swing top.

Clear dark brown colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, prune, plum, raisin, soy sauce, caramel, light chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, soy sauce, tart, berry sharp, dried dark fruits. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20130223]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, yeast, some oak, & vinous/fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, oak, sour dark fruit, and some spice; Dry finish; Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7460) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1354) - 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 ]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12747) - 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
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Another "suprise" sour form these guys. Im used to it now. I woudl have loved a complex ice bock but this very spciy, herbal, sour, cherry "flemish red" is pretty good too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9148) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours near black with no head and a slightly sour malt aroma. There is a winey dark malt flavor with lots of oak and berry. Don’t know what happened to this beer, but it’s pretty unusual and very astringent.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Pours unclear dark amber brown with no head. The aroma brings some malty bready, yeast notes. The flavor brings the nail polish sour notes on a thicker, but not too thick, body and no booze flavor at all for the high ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Bouteille 33 cl de erzbierschof.ch. Aspect et couleur d’huile de vidange, mousse absente. Nez fruité avec de l’aigreur et du boisé, pruneau sec, vinaigre balsamique, sauce soja. La bouche est aigre-douce, avec une acidité vineuse, du fruité de cerise et pomme aigre, du réglisse, des notes balsamiques et vinaigrées. Une bière aigre à l’ancienne qui aurait sa place à Oudenaarde. Intéressante et je boirai la 2ème bouteille sans trop de procrastination.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14411) - 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.


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