overall
92
88
style
Formerly brewed at BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Saignelégier, Switzerland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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unknown

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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
7th anniversary brew combining six types of aromatic hops.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (973) - Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Shared 33 cl bottle. Pours a hazy pale amber with a cream-colored head. Aroma of malt, earth, fruit, caramel, funk. Taste is fruit, malt, funk, spice, yeast. Moderately sour finish. Seems closer to a saison. Good.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
darbeer75 (705) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Aroma: reminds me of biere de garde; sweet with some oaky white wine; Appearance: hazy amber pour with fluffy white head that lingers; Taste: follows nose with some spiciness and some odd flavors coming through; a little sour; Palate: light bodied with long, spicy finish; Overall: not my favorite. Would not get again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (6100) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2016
750mL bottle, drunk 9/16/16.
Not sure if this was rebrewed, though I think it was, based on a Zymatore version being released in 2014 (seems very unlikely they would have aged it for 10 years) and bottles being available recently on the shelf around that time (when I picked this up).
Anyways, it still shows signs of life, pouring a beige head atop an auburn-golden body, with good clarity and lots of sediment left behind. Retention is moderate to moderately-low.
Smells very fruity, very bready and rather oxidized, in the nose. Hops have faded for the most part but still suggest light vegetal/green notes, with a touch of pine and citrus. Fruity yeast notes, with strong minerality, provide the bulk of the nose as bready malts, light to moderate caramel and bland oxidation steadily increase as it warms/breathes. No alcohol or flaw.
Similar in the mouth with still some remnants of bitterness, a good minerality and still an enjoyable fruitiness. Hint of citrus but it’s quickly overtaken by the caramel, bread and stale, cardboard-like oxidation. Good attenuation, with a strong maltiness to the texture and moderate amounts of tight carbonation. I guess this was not one to age....

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (1078) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Smells tart a bit smokey a bit wood. Hazy brown with nice lasting layer of white head. Smooth soft tart let’s a dry brown leaf grow underneath slight sweet. Balanced. Feels like a soft blanket on your tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (1482) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 10, 2016
Interesting but restrained sour aroma with hints of citrus and pine in a red gold pour. Taste profile is similarly restrained with tart to the fore - in a subtle but complex way. Definitely refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Pours a golden orange with fluffy head. Aromas of citrus peel and some piney notes. Flavors of light malt and citrus hops. A touch of funk.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (6497) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2015
This poured an orange color with a white head. Aroma of dark fruits and oxidation. Flavor similar, dry, Saison like, old.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4oz on tap at Libertys, for $4. Hazy red orange color. Ring of off-white khaki head. Decent but loose ropes of lace. Moderate sour tart taste, light to moderate bitter, light sweet. Nice taste to this. Bartender tells me it’s a biere de garde, but it’s much less spicy and soft than any biere de garde I’ve ever had. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Wood, dark fruit, light spice, oak, mild lemon citric in the aroma. Pretty nice, tasty, balanced, enjoyable stuff to sip on.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bill Becker (876) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Batch 5. Pulled straight from the fridge and it STILL gushed like crazy. Huge unshrinking head of foam in my glass. A small amount of liquid on the bottom...cloudy orange. Intensely sour bitterness on the nose with a Brett like aroma. Strong bitter flavour with a fruity and light vinegar tartness, hint of horse blanket. Pouring in the rest of the bottle, I find a mild sweet note or 2. Mouthfeel suffers some from the over carbonation. Interesting brew but not one I’d likely visit again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a super cloudy amber. Aroma of some funk and tart, some berry notes in there as well. Taste is tart with some fruit. Almost no carbonation.


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