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

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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Meule, bière blonde 6% vol. est une blonde non conventionnelle au bouquet intense marqué par des notes de houblons puissants (agrumes, foin séché, gingembre) et souligné d’une pointe de sauge. En bouche son carbonique fin fait place à une amertume franche conférant de la longueur à cette bière

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 24, 2007
monsterous clovey herbal aroma. so much that it comes off more like ginger. super carbonation; the kind of carbonation that makes you suspect contamination (think: gushing homebrew). Once the brew settled down in the glass, it revealed a brilliant clean and clear ale with a nice spicy sage finish. low hop bitterness, just enough alcohol to carry off the style. tastes like pilsener malt and noble hops. lemony, acidic slightly astringent finish - but I it’s hop and herbal driven, not from contamination or over-sparging. Very nice. Tasted delicious with fresh strewberries. I would love to have this fresh at the brewery, where I bet it’s even better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - SEP 22, 2007
Bottel.70cl. Aroma is citrus, herbs, and a bit of barnyard, in a good way. golden color, hazy, and a rocky head.light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Huge head, strong clove aroma; active carbonation-- had to settle it with a spoon to drink it. Tatse like nutmeg and french vanilla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Pours a cloudy straw gold with a big off white head. Nose is yeasty, but gently floral as well. Flavor is quite unique. Starts off like a milder Belgian style brew and then you get an acrid flowery edge to it that leaves a plant-like aftertaste in your mouth. Feel is carbonated but light in punch from ingredients. I think it is drinkable, but for people who are not into this style, I can definitely see them not liking this at all since it is such a unique production. But for me, I’d probably give it a go again. Even though the price is a bit high.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Gusher! Pours a fairly clear cold color with a monster, foamy, white head. Definitely get that big sage aroma, very spicy, some citrus in there too. The taste was quite the same. The sage is quite profound in the flavor, almost gives it a minty taste. Very herbal tasting. It pretty much masks any citrus you might get, but I liked the uniqueness in this brew. Very interesting and quite refreshing. Leaves a minty taste on the palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (3177) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2007
The beer with the sage is quite overpowering, the taste of many spices including Rosemary, and mint seems toi be present. This is gives a great presence and one that you all must try.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2007
The aroma is malty with herbs, yeast, and hops. The appearance is hazy dark gold with a foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma with a spicy bitter finish. The palate is nice. Overall everything about this beer is nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3557) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Pours a cloudy orange color with a light white head. Flavor is really interesting. Reminds me of an orange soda. Orange peel, spice, and slight carbonation. Clean and crisp when you first take a sip and then it leans towards a malty full bodied experience. Spice aroma. Smooth and interesting. Diggin’ this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (7511) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of chamomile, pepper, and coriander. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Admittedly a bit spice-heavy, but just as admittedly enticing and delightful. Third beer from this brewery and I’ve quite liked all of them...I hope more becomes available.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Very cloudy pour, dense and riddled with sediment. The body is dulled yellow, very pleasant and earthy. A tall, cavernous white head trickles back down slowly and leaves behind scattered, giant clump lacing. In a thin glass this liquid looks very dense, heavier than it actually is on the palate. The aroma is loaded with herbal and malt notes, plenty of yeasy and grassy hops too. The sage element is very hefty and only adds to the grassiness. Lemon, ginger, dried pineapple, wheat, baking bread and floral notes are all vast in their reach as they pile over the lip of the glass. Alcohol is undetectable. Hops have notes of fresh fields, sustained in an outward projection by spices that light up the senses. It is bold but delicate at once, awesome and quite charming. Repeated nosing gives me the feeling I’m wandering through Swiss countryside. The flavor adds a wholesome woodiness to the mix, bolder in every way than the already complex nose. Bitterness from hops is mild and has almost no astringency at all. This tastes very fresh. Lemon notes are moderate. Spice is adequate but never rampant, including notes of ginger, cinnamon and lavender. Sweetness is held in check by wheat notes and plenty of sage that lines the bitter notes like a leafy sheath. It is a monumental achievement to extract this much flavor from a lightly spiced blond ale recipe, simply marvelous. The focal point of the finish is certainly hoppiness, astringency apparent but only mildly so. Sage and sweet grains linger long after each sip, drying and again imparting hints of lemony acidity. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft light patches, moderate carbonation that definitely dissipated mostly during the pour. Earthy, citric at times, hoppy throughout, sage elements adding to each nuance with grace. This is one amazing creation.


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