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Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Saignelégier, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
After primary fermentation honey, cinnamon, anise, orange peel, cloves, cardamom, coriander and juniper are added to the maturation tank. The beer is then heated to 167 F to get all spices consummated in the liquid. La Dragonne does not have any carbonation and is to be enjoyed warm to enjoy the intensity and balance of all flavors & aromas.

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3.6
SinH4 (6124) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle, thanks anstei! Served at 45°C. Brown color with no head. Aroma is chocolate, anis, cinnamon, Lebkuchen. Taste is sweet, anis, Lebkuchen, cinnamon. Flat. Very interesting, and fun. Quite intense though.

3.4
anstei (2510) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle, heated to 45°C, from the brewery shop. Aroma is like a mulled wine: wintery spices, herbs, ginger, cardamom, gingerbread man. Body is warming, a little boozy, strong. Quite nice, actually, but the spice mix is clearly a matter of taste.

3.5
derA (91) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 6, 2016
don’t let yourself be fooled, this is a fairly weird one. You might actually have to follow the label on preparation steps. Placing this beer in the "Spice/Herb/Vegetable" really doesn’t do it justice as it is a Glühbier, meaning that it is supposed to be consumed hot. Compared to other examples of the style such as Liefmans Glühkriek or Locher Glühbier the BFM La Dragonne does not try to overwhelm you with sugary sweetness. Instead it finishes with a surprising amount of hop bitterness for a warm beverage while the aroma is mostly lead by the added spices (cinnamon, gingerbread, cardamon, maybe juniper), hiding any typical BFM flavors or most beerness for that matter. The only disappointment comes from the lack of mouthfeel on the palate. Its lack of sugar and tannins, which typically provide Glühbier and Glühwein with their mouthfeel leaves you with a watered down sensation between an interesting nose and a pleasant finish...

4.1
obguthr (6593) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Served warm: Tobacco, fig,, walnut aroma. Mahogany, headless. Tobacco, allspice, cardamom, blueberry. Full body, soft, tannic.

2.2
Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Froide, tiède puis chaude. Nez cannelle, pain d'épices au palais. Alcool trop présent. Trop sucrée. Pas terrible.

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freretoc (1935) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2014
Bue en bouteille en 75cl chez Renobob bière achetée à la brasserie. Bue sous trois température. A froid, nez cannelle, en bouche cannelle vin chaud, spéculos. Tiède, cannelle moins présente attaque sur l’alcool, continuité sur le vin chaud. Chaude, vraie attaque sur le vin chaud et encore plus sur l’alcool. Assez forte en goût pas de houblon épice. Epice. Trop forte

2.3
jtclockwork (17101) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours black. No head. Nose/taste of molasses, dirt, nutmeg, cinnamon, spice bag and shoe leather. Medium body.

3.1
vyvvy (6639) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Not sure of the age on this one. It as unintentionally aged way past when I planned to drink it. Pours deep brown with a mahogany hue and tiny head. The aroma has lots of spices, caramel, brown sugar, toffee and dark fruits. It has a medium smooth body with very little carbonation. The taste has plum, prune, figs, dates, caramel, light cinnamon and sourness. The finish is astringent and fruity. Not my fave at all for being as old as it was it was decent and interesting.

3.4
jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Brown in color with no head. Aroma is very spicy with ginger, licorice root and cinnamon. Taste is of malt and cinnamon.

3.4
lachrymalisis (441) - Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
spices; cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, dark caramel malts, zero carbonation. a bit too forward with the spice use, and far too sweet even for the type of beer this is supposed to be.


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