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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6641) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (1502) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Keg @ La Capsule, Lille. Pours hazy amber with herbal caramel aroma. Taste is herbal, yeast, berries, earthy malts, toffee and light fruity notes. Smooth and tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle 750ml as BFM Bats @ Haand Ølfestival 2014
Pours hazy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, smoke, peat, caramel, and spices. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel, smokey and spicy finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (2008) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2014
24.05.2014, tap (as BFM BATS) @ HaandFestival:
Small creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish mild smoked, wet sour grass, slightly smoked light malts, hay, weeds, heather, caramel, hints of smoked ham. Taste is slightly dry and smoked, hay, wet grain, grass, slightly smoked light malts, grass, sugar, hints of cardboard. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Kind of boring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (616) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 27, 2014
Bue à la pression. Arômes de thé et d'épices. Bel équilibre entre amertume et acidité mais manque à peine de corpulence à mon goût.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tfredvik (1098) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2014
Cloudy medium amber body with a small, off-white head. Moderate aroma that is quite herbal, with smoke and cigarettes. Pretty strong flavour that is herbal, black tea leaves and fruits. Light sweet and light bitter taste. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation.
[Superficial speed-rating of small sample @ Haand Ølfestival 2014, Drammen]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (625) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 23, 2014
Bière bue en pression de 15cl, couleur ambrée intense belle mousse belle effervescence, bière à peine amère au début sur le réglisse mais très vite le côté poivrée vient tout prendre en bouche, une belle petite bière de soif qui pique !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1304) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
33cl z kija w Moeder Lambic. Gesta kremowa piana. Ciemno rożowy kolor. Zapach truskawki, gruszki, wędzonki, twarogu, karmelu. Piwo jest mało gazowane, oleiste o konsystencji chudego mleka. Umiarkowanie słodkie. Owocowe, wedzone. Łatwe w piciu, przyjemne wędzone piwo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2699) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
On tap @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas during St-Bon-Chien World Tour. As BATS. Hazy/murky dark amber with a medium beige head and heavy lacing. Aroma is mild and smoked tea forward with herbalness, light peated notes and cereals. Taste is light with herbal smokiness, peated notes, decent malt backbone and light fruitiness. Light/medium body. Moderate carbonation. Creamy/fluffy mouthfeel. Well executed mild smoked beer. The smoke and herbalness are not overwhelming. I prefer this one to the barrel aged version, because the barrel hide the smoke component.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmargarucci (16) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - APR 25, 2014
Aroma and taste missing any smoke flavor overwhelmed by Belgian yeast. A nice beer but missing the smokey taste!


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