The_Osprey (8440) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2017
July 2017 - Bottle shared at Leighton’s. Many thanks to Mr Tipple. As ’BFM √227 Degustator’. Hazy opaque matte orange, foamy white head. Aroma is sherbet, oak and peach. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is very oaky and dry, woody, spicy, green grapes [this part of notes destroyed by water]. (8-4-7-4-15=3.8) MrTipple (5492) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2017
Sour grapes, light oak barrel aged white wine, dry, sour, citrus fruits, lemon, lime, acidic. Hazy gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More sour citrus fruits, oak, lemon, soft carbonation, light bodied. Nice Sour, well-balanced. Bottle shared at Leighton’s - sourced from CraftGallery, Bern. mR_fr0g (12849) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2017
Bottle shared at Leightons place, 10/07/2017. Many thanks to Adrian Tipple for this one. A hazed golden orange coloured pour with a lasting loose white head. Aroma is big sour white grape, sour lacto, faint woody sour, . Flavour is composed of tangy clean lacto, woody, white grape, little caramel. Palate is semi sweet, sour, highish carbonation, woody funk. Scopey (15260) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2017
Bottle at LKS, thanks to Mr Tipple. It pours clear pale gold with a medium white head. The aroma is fresh, tart, soft berry, blackcurrant, lemon rind and citric acidity. The taste is crisp, quite clean, tart, funky, bright, blackcurrant, blackberry, drying, straw, vinous and wood with a firmly drying fibish. Medium body and moderate, lively carbonation. Well balanced. Rather enjoyable stuff. Leighton (21742) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2017
Bottle shared in Hackney - cheers to Tipple. Pours mostly clear gold with a creamy, white head. A little funk in the nose, tangy lemon and tangerine. Light sweet flavour with moderate lemony tartness, some grass, woody dryness, some pine needles. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with some further citric bite, moderate acidity. Good stuff.
Maakun (5959) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2017
Bottle at home, 2015 vintage bottled 2016. Clear orange golden with fizzy off white head. Lots of hay, light spicy yeast, funk, white pepper, red grapes and a hint of wine, black currant, cassis, light bready malts. This is quite funky, and has a lemon tartness running through it. Light sweet, over light bitter and just medium sour. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. I love this, it’s pretty damn close to a good fruited lambic. Another underrated BFM gem. sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle from Mi-orge Mi)houblon, Arlon - BE. Color: pale golden blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: fruity domination, blackcurrant and grapes notes. Sourness and fruity. Saison and hay notes. Taste: light body with fruity and sourness balance. grapes and blackcurrant notes. Very intensive taste, good attenuation, hay and grassy notes. Fresh and astringent. Aftertaste: dry fruity and sourness. Great! Bov (13005) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 31, 2017
from Batavia - hazy dark blond beer with a moderate foam left; solid fruity aroma of rhubarb, black currant and straw; hints of vinegar; tasty and lively palate; medium- to full-bodied; fairly sourish, dry and fruity finish of raisins, berries and rhubarb - superb sebletitje (10178) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle sample @ Vine Birre Ribelli ’16.
Dorée, col fin blanc.
Arôme au nez finemetn funk rappelant bien la signature de BFM, touche de boisé avec une certaine aigreur perçant en rétro-nasal et étant accentuée par l’effet du cassis et un coté de groseille.
Palais offre un funk habituel de BFM qui profite bien des cassis pour arriver en balance. Le tout est léger avec une certaine sécheresse de fin de bouche. Côté barrique est là et offre un léger boisé qui semble accentué le caractère aigrelet. 77ships (10432) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2016
375 ml. bottle sampled @ Vini Birre Ribelli 2016. 2015 Vintage. Hazy citrus golden, little off-white head. Nose is mellow milky, lactic, zest, mineral, easy, yeast dominates a bit. Taste is strange milky cornflakes, overly yeasty, strange, soggy cornflakes forward, some white sugar, lacks complexity, muddled yeast, not overly exiting, low grapes. Body is milky, yeast, cornflakes. Not very exciting, definitely expected more from this one, too muddled, largely yeasty. Not too exciting.