BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) Reviews




anders37
3.5
BFM √225 Saison
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy woody yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy woody weak tart yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty woody tart finish.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Holmen2
2.9
BFM La Mandragore
From bottle at Moskus in Trondheim with UKM people 28.06.16. Ebony. Small brown head. Not mush lacing. Aroma and taste of dark malt, liquorice and some vanilla and coffee.
Monday, June 27, 2016

mcberko
4.1
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2015)
On tap at PIB 2016, pours a cloudy orange amber with a very small off-white head. Aroma is complex as usual, with a good mix of dry dark fruits and balsamic, with subdued wood. Flavour is wonderfully structured, with lovely balsamic vinegar, dry tart red berries and subtle oak. Light tartness, heavy on the balsamic and fairly low on the wood (compared to other years). Complex and masterfully crafted. Excellent.
Monday, June 27, 2016

madmitch76
3.1
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2014)
15th January 2016
That’ll be me 20K then @ ChrisO’s. Thanks to Matteo. Hazy amber beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and has decent fine carbonation. Tangy sour dried fruits. Some acetic burn. Trace of tropical fruits, well buried. Semi dry finish. A mixed bag.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

andrepintado
3.4
BFM La Brouette
Bottle thanks to CH-303. Hazy dark gold color. Thin white head. Medium body. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Aroma is spicy, light hoppy, malt, herby.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sammy
3.8
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2014)
Exceptional beer and blending. Some winelike character from the barrelling. A rich bottle that must be shared.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

nihtila
3.5
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2015)
Keg at Ushers. Pours murky reddish brown. Nose is sour, tart and sweet, berries, sour cherries. Taste is very sour, tart grapes, cherries, wood, berries. Too sour for me.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Huhzubendah
4.1
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (2013) - VJ Greatest Hits Tome 3
Bright copper body with a tan head of broken bubbles. Aromas of oak, black currant, wine, funk, well water, mineral. Sour and tangy with light to medium acetic character. Tasty.
Friday, June 24, 2016

allmyvinyl
4.1
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2015)
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours clear red brown with a thin white head. Aromas of red grapes, raspberries, light acetic note. Taste is more red fruit, berries, very fruity sourness. Very drinkable too.
Friday, June 24, 2016

ThreeCats
4.1
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (2013) - VJ Greatest Hits Tome 3
Beautiful red color with very little head. Aroma has a lot of bret complexity, and red wine notes. Taste tart and complex. Red wine, yogurt, grape skins. Tons of flavor. Goddamn this thing is good.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

rlgk
3.7
BFM √225 Saison - Grapes
Draught at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. Slightly hazy golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Sourish fruity grape aroma, citrus, grass, perfume notes, some hay. Sourish fruity perfume flavour, fermented grapes, hay, floral notes, acidic, some floral notes. Nice tart saison.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

rlgk
4.1
BFM √225 Saison - Rhubarb
Draught at Moeder Lambic, Fontainas. Cloudy golden beer with a rich offwhite head. Sourish fruity aroma, perfume, grass, floral notes, grapes, slightly earthy. Sourish vinous flavor, grassy, floral notes, rhubarb, herbal, some woody, perfume notes. Nice complex saison.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

BenL8
3.8
BFM La Torpille
Bottle at home. Pours hazy brown with lots of yeast sediment. Some head. Very estery aroma, very fruity and banana aroma, spicy, toasty, and darkish malts. Medium-heavy body. Very fruity and estery, spicy and peppery, dark/toasted malts, quite bitter, chocolate. Great bitter, herbal finish. Really nice!
Sunday, June 19, 2016

ttoadee
3.7
BFM √225 Saison
Gold pour with an orange hue, thin white head. Nose is yeasty. Leans bitter. Middle is hard fruit, yest, lime zest. Finish is dry and zesty.
Sunday, June 19, 2016

ClubGonzo
4.2
BFM √225 Saison - Rhubarb
On tap @ BD57, Oslo. Hazy amber-hued orange body with a small white head. Aroma is citric peel, funky brett tones, rhubarb, lime and hints of lactic sourness, wood and hay. Taste is bretty stable notes, red berries, citric peel, hay and hints of rhubarb, bitter herbs and hints of lime, lactic sourness and citrus fruity notes. Light body, dry finish, high carbonation. Really tart and nice, as expected from the sour beers from BMF. Classic material.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Cokemonkey11
4.3
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2011)
Keg, 1/3 pint. Pours medium dark Merlot with medium haze. Medium opaque. Thin tan head subsiding quickly. Scent is super dense quadrupal Saison with (I suppose) red grape/Lambic properties. Taste is dense red grapes and sour yeast with a bit of vinegar. It has some sugary sourness like candy and no negative/acidic properties of note. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky and slightly tannin with standard density of a beer at this abv. Finish is dry and sticky a little. Great.
Friday, June 17, 2016

prawlie
3.7
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2015)
Draft. Nice level of sourness but beautifully balanced and interesting. Very much a speciality beer.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

ALIBALI
4.5
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2015)
Der Geruch heftig nach Essigsäure (relativiert sich allerdings nach dem ersten Schluck erheblich....IN THE GROOVE ;) ) & Rotwein. Der Trunk komplex. Anfänglich EXTRAsauer, formiert er sich schnell, um dann aus allen Rohren ein Feuerwerk zu kreieren...... dazu gabs die leckerste Käseplatte ever.... MOEDER LAMBIC Brüssel. Vom Fass. 25cl für schlappe 6,50.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

aleksander9
3.4
BFM √225 Saison
Hazy orange with white head. Brett, oak, vinegar and lemon. Slick, acidic, herbal and dry finish. Overall: Good!
Sunday, June 12, 2016

PriorL
3.8
BFM Jean Chris Nomad V2350
75cl bottle APPEARANCE : clouded blond beer. Small unstable white head NOSE : fruity, bit sour, bitter. TASTE : fruity, Hoppy, dry, bitter, oak
Saturday, June 11, 2016

ippopotamo36
3.7
BFM La Meule
On tap at Brewdog Rome-Italy. Hazy gold pour, incredible off-white foam with drafts and retention. Nose: tomato, oregano, peppermint. Mouth: sweet mint, spicy, a bit peppery. Quite drinkable and extreme. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, June 10, 2016

NordicV
3.6
BFM √225 Saison
Grumlig gul öl med vitt skum. Doft av citrusfrukt, jäst, funk och hästfilt. I smaken tillkommer äpplen och aprikoser och lätt mjölksyra.
Friday, June 10, 2016

King_Alex_II
3
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (2014) - Lasciatemi Chiantiare
Orange color with foam ring. Sour bread nose. Vinegar and bread sourness with a balanced sweet barrel body. Dryish sour bread aftertaste.
Friday, June 10, 2016

anstei
4.5
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (2014) - Lasciatemi Chiantiare
Bottle from Beers’n’more. Ah, a nice and soft version of the ASBC 2014. Read the description of that, make it smooth, and you get this one. Very, very nice!
Friday, June 10, 2016

SinH4
4.4
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (2014) - Lasciatemi Chiantiare
Bottle. Ruby-amber color with small head that goes down quickly. Aroma is light white wine, cherries, malts, prunes, hints of prunes. Taste is white wine, cherries, wood, malts, way more delicate than regular Saint Bon Chien. Beautiful.
Friday, June 10, 2016

King_Alex_II
3
BFM Degustator Marius Edition
Cloudy orange color with foam ring. Honey and some witbeer nose. Very light body with some honey sweetness and some spiciness in the finish. Dryish and surprisingly neutral aftertaste.
Friday, June 10, 2016

anstei
3.2
BFM Degustator Marius Edition
Bottle from Beers’n’more. Herbs and some hops. Overcarbonated, killing the rather low taste. Very light body, slightly oily. Not much more to say, but at least it’s balanced.
Friday, June 10, 2016

SinH4
3.3
BFM Degustator Marius Edition
Bottle. Light gusher. Surprisingly dark orange color with big head. Aroma is Wit-like, spicy, honey, oranges. Taste is light wheat, a bit sweet, light spices. High carbonation. Nice, but a bit too light and intense.
Friday, June 10, 2016

dogfish120love
3.9
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2015)
Pours an amber color, with a white around the rim only lacing. The aroma is grapes, vinegar, alcohol. Flavor starts sweet and finishes tart
Thursday, June 09, 2016

BVery
1.8
BFM Procrastinator Ice Bock
Tap at Cask Republic. Sour vinegar bomb. Murky pour. I don’t really like this at all. Tastes like the accident it is.
Thursday, June 09, 2016

ippopotamo36
3.8
BFM √225 Saison
On tap at Open Baladin in Rome-Italy. Semi clear dark gold color going Amber, tick off-white cap. Nose: tomato sauce, wood and leather. Socks too. Mouth: super dry, sharp, pungent. Funky woody notes, pepper palate a bit astringent. Just another tasty BFM! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Mortlach
3.7
BFM √225 Saison
On tap @Open Baladin (Rome). Pours deep golden with a medium off-white head. Aroma of yeasts, tomato sauce, wood, caramel, barnyard. Flavour is light sweet, malty, with a solid acidic end, quite complex. Medium body, medium to low carbonation. A bit rough, but nice.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

phfyysik
3.1
BFM Highway to Helles
Pours hazy golden with huge white head. Aroma is sourish, rhubarb, fermented berries, some grass, rubber. Taste is sourish, citrus, smoke, tobacco, berries, old wood. Interesting and controversial beer.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

daje
4.2
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (2013) - VJ Greatest Hits Tome 3
Glass from bottle at What’s Brewing 2015, day 2. Cloudy dark red body with small white lacings. Aroma is tart and sour, oak, fruit, mild vanilla note. Lactic taste, fruity and sour, mild malt sweetness, vineous, funky berry finish. Excellent.
Monday, June 06, 2016

daje
4.2
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (2011) - Sauvignon Barrel
On tap at What’s Brewing 2015, day 2. Has a nice "For friends only" label on it :) Dark copper body with no head. Aroma is funky with red berries, grapes, oak and vinegar. Taste is sour with berries, red fruits, caramel, and an acidic finish. Very well!
Monday, June 06, 2016

tricksta_p
4.4
BFM √225 Saison
Bottle at home. Wonderfully complex aroma of tart fruits, Bretty funk, citrus, zesty orange, oak, light malty, spicy notes, apricot. Flavour is tart and medium sour. Body is medium. Wow, this Saison is something else entirely, it leaves most ’competitors’ way behind. This almost akin to a Lambic, wonderful complex Bretty funky and sour, amazing!
Sunday, June 05, 2016

sebletitje
3.7
BFM √225 Saison - Rhubarb
Draft @ ML Fontainas. Dorée, fin orange versant dans le trouble, col épais blanc. Arôme est plaisant offrant de fines effluves de rhubarbe et ce bouquet assez unique de plante avec un léger rétro grains-malté, notes vertes et fleuries. Palais apporte une bonne dose de fraicheur venant de la rhubarbe, le tout gardant une certaine épaisseur et ce profil rhubarbe finement acidulée. Petite acidité reste plaisante et tranche bien avec la rondeur du malt, froment? L’acidulé remonte presque aux narines.
Sunday, June 05, 2016

ippopotamo36
3.7
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (2013) - VJ Greatest Hits Tome 3
Bottle courtesy of Mortlach, Rome-Italy. Thank you. It pours a reddish amber color, vivid. Ivory foam lowering quite fast. Nose: a bit of blue cheese, vinegar, ripped cherries. Mouth: sweet, rustic sour on the sweet side, watery, frizzy vinegar finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, June 03, 2016

Mortlach
3.1
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (2013) - VJ Greatest Hits Tome 3
375ml bottle shared with ippopotamo36. Pours dark amber/reddish with a minimal head. Aroma of vinegar, caramel, cherry, acetone. Flavour is medium sweet (malty) with a medium to high sourness, strong vinegar notes. High body, light carbonation. Rough.
Friday, June 03, 2016

allmyvinyl
3.7
BFM La Mandragore
Bottle from Salt Horse. Pours black with a thick beige head. Aromas of liquorice, faint honey, light roast and dark fruit. Taste has a stronger coffee hit, more dark fruit. Clean finish. Bit of a sipper.
Friday, June 03, 2016

allmyvinyl
3.7
BFM Cuvée Alex le Rouge
Bottle at Craigs. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of brown sugar, chocolate, toffee. Taste is fruity, berries, light roast and spices. Chocolate on the finish
Friday, June 03, 2016

Stuu666
3.6
BFM Cuvée Alex le Rouge
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep brown, nose is sugary, toffee, chocolate, taste is similar, dry.
Thursday, June 02, 2016

MacBoost
3.7
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (2013) - VJ Greatest Hits Tome 3
375ml bottle. Poured Amber. Almost flat. Smelled sour. Chugged fine. Tart and a touch sweet. If this is under the wrong variation, feel free to move it.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Cokemonkey11
3.6
BFM Cuvée Alex le Rouge
Keg, 1/3 pint. Pours black with a medium amber brown head subsiding slowly. Scent is Belgian dubbel, cloves and bananas. Pepper. Taste is strong herbs and pepper with a medium herbal malty body. Medium sweet. Very good. Slightly sticky finish.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Benzai
3.5
BFM Highway To Helles - Denim Edition
Bottle [from Euro Swap 2016-2 thanks to Anstei]@ home. Clear slightly orange to golden color, full sized white to off-white head that lasts for a short while. Aroma is wheat, slightly malts, a bit floral and blossomy. Taste lightly malts, nice subtle hoppyness and subtle hop bitter initially, a slightly sweetish fruity hint and lingering bitterness in the finish. Decent to medium body and carbonation. Quite nice.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

sir__v
3.5
BFM Highway to Helles
Bottle from Geers, Gent - BE. Color: clear golden blond beer with carbonation and high light white foam. Smell: fruity domination with smoke notes. Hoppy as well. Taste: light body with good smoke attack and hoppy balance. Very interesting attack. Good attenuation and really drinakble. Ester aroma. Fruity with peach and banana notes. Really nice. Aftertaste: fruity, ester and smoke wet bitterness.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

tricksta_p
3.3
BFM Cuvée Alex le Rouge
Bottle from Beers & More, Zürich. Aroma is sweet dark malt, caramel, dark chocolate, dark fruits, berries, black tea. Flavour is sweet with a decent bitterness in the finish. Body is medium. Not full at all, rather light for an Imp. Stout. Decent but not great.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

daje
3.8
BFM La Meule
On tap at What’s Brewing 2015, day 1. Hazy bright golden body with a white head. Aroma of oranges, sage, bread. Taste is mildly tart, sage running the show, with spicy hops and fresh citrus fruit. Pleasant bitterness, refreshing herbal and fruit finish.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

tricksta_p
4.1
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2015)
From tap at Erzbierschof, Zürich. Aroma is malt, vinegar, tart fruits, funky notes, touch of peach and strawberries, vinous notes, oak. Flavour is medium sour and light sweet. Body is medium. Nicely complex, malty and fruity, both sour and a little sweet, like a hypercharged Flanders Red. You wouldn’t guess this is an 11% brew from drinking this piece of work.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

daje
3.9
BFM √225 Saison - Rhubarb
On tap at What’s Brewing 2015, day 1. Hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma is sour with a funky fruit nudge, wheat and peppery yeast. Taste is bittersour, light salt edge, berries and a delightful dryness. Good refreshing and fruity spice finish. Best rhubarb beer I’ve had so far I believe.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016