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

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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BATS: Bière ambrée au Tarry Suchong. Brassée avec différents malts fumés et du thé fumé chinois. L’idée de cette ale fumée m’est venue en visitant une mine d’asphalte, l’odeur caverneuse fut alors retranscrite dans son bouquet. C’est une bière plutôt maltée en bouche, par contre, la phase aromatique se dévoile beaucoup plus sophistiquée, mêlant la délicate touche des divers niveaux de fumé avec une pointe de tanins, avec une belle persistance aromatique


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crlnts (347) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Hazy amber, small white head. Strong malt base, caramel, sweet. On top of that, light smoked tea taste. Pleasing but not radical.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sebilinz (610) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber body with white head. Aroma is some malts some floral notes and hints of smoke. Taste is some yeast with some malts and some herbs. Aftertaste malty with some tea. O. K.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergstaden (1380) - Røros, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
Golden with a white head - Good malt aroma with smoke - Malt body with a lot of smoke and peat - Peated malt and smoke goes into the finish - This was nice

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (3554) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2014
Ein «Cuvée unique» ohne Namen, gebraut am 12. März 2008. Zutaten: Wasser, Gerstenmalz, Rauchmalz, Hopfen, Zucker, Rauchtee, Hefe.
Orangetrüb im Glas, aromahopfig-frischer Geruch. Der Antrunk ist säuerlich-mild, hopfenaromatisch und leicht hefig. Zum Hauptteil kommt eine ganz leichte rauchige Note hinzu, die säuerliche Frische hält sich lange. Erst im Nachgeschmack wird der SChwarztee deutlich, vor allem im trocken-schwarztee-typischen Abklang. Dabei eine leichte Rauchtee-Note, wie ich sie vom Tarry Suchong aus dem Teeladen her kenne. Allerdings sehr sehr verhalten und das Rauchmalz ist nirgends zu schmecken. Ansonsten findet sich im Nachgeschmack eine angenehm hopfenaromatische, aber kaum herbe Note wieder, dazu leicht säuerlich und hefig-frisch.
→ interessantes Bier, aber irgendwie auch nichts Herausragendes. Schade – vielleicht hätte es frischer besser geschmackt – MHD sind genau 2 Jahre – und die sind jetzt fast rum. Trotzdem mal interessant zum Probieren! 11/12/10/11

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1136) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with off white head. Aroma and taste of slight smokiness and yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2482) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2014
From a bottle. Thanks jheath99! Pours hazy copper with a bubbly off white head. Smells like musky grapes, raisins, light earth, and smokey wood. Tastes like light raisin, earth, grapes, and smoke.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3766) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle shared by jheath99. Pours slightly hazy amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready malts, caramel, light floral notes, pear, green tea, and faint smoke. Flavor is chewy malt base, light tea, caramel, light pear and apple, and faint toast; slightly watery finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10467) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
As BATS at St Bock in Montreal. A hazed dark amber ale with a thin mocha head, lacing. In aroma, sweet oxidized caramel malt with light sour notes, tea, organic matter, nice. In mouth, a sweet and sourish malt with light tea, light licorice, interesting. On tap at St-Bock.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Pours a rusty amber color with some haze and a finger of eggshell foam. Nice complexity of light handed smoked malts, tannic earthy tea, apple cider, rustic grain and a lingering bitter finish. Nice balance of components !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2014, I believe by Derek. Orange amber body, low head. Smoky tannic tea character, lean malts, light caramel. Interesting.


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