bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I have read others reviews on this beer and I am absolutely in shock. Honestly, I do get what this beer is supposed to be. I commend the brewery’s attempt to do something a little more on the fringe. But people please, just stop rating beers on their novelty effect instead of their merit. Let me see a show of hands-- how many people would honestly want to drink this over a good mulled wine? It is simply second rate. I think it might be the juniper berries that are bad here. Anyway, this just wasn’t for me.
SinH4 (3655) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
anstei (1458) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
derA (44) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
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...
obguthr (5918) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served warm: Tobacco, fig,, walnut aroma. Mahogany, headless. Tobacco, allspice, cardamom, blueberry. Full body, soft, tannic.
Renobob (1881) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Froide, tiède puis chaude. Nez cannelle, pain d'épices au palais. Alcool trop présent. Trop sucrée. Pas terrible.
freretoc (1833) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
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
jtclockwork (15426) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours black. No head. Nose/taste of molasses, dirt, nutmeg, cinnamon, spice bag and shoe leather. Medium body.
vyvvy (6056) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jkwalking05 (4672) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
lachrymalisis (441) - Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.