Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Witbier
Saignelégier, Switzerland
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Brassée avec des malts de blé et d’orge, la salamandre est une bière au bouquet floral et épicé avec une note de levure légère, en bouche, elle est crémeuse avec une petite pointe d’acidité caractéristique des bières blanches. En finale, elle est peu amère, mais racée, on sent alors l’écorce d’oranges amères et un houblonnage discret.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (48050) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2010

Bottle 330ml. w. swing top.

Alc. 5.5%. Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - wheaty, moderate hoppy, citrus, lemon, moderate yeasty, spices, spice - herbs. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100612]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (44078) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2007
75 cL bottle. Pous hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is citric to sour. Mild malty and cleat biere de garde wheaty flavour, slight sour and citric. Short citric finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36903) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2003
The aroma is fantastic; sweet malt with strong notes of fruit and spices - I can't put a name on. The aroma also contains notes of yeast and some sourness - like it is found in the aroma of geueze. The color is an unclear dark yellow and it has a beutiful bubbly white head - though very fast disappearing. The flavor is very unusual; sweet though with a strong sour background of wheat malt and with strong spice notes - dominated by corriander and lemon. The corriander and the sour wheat lingers for a long time, just to turn into a lemony dryness. A very complex flavor - great for a Witbier. The palate is quite good. Great thanks to Alex (Fiulijn) for bringing me this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (27723) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2005
Bottled. Hazy yellow coloured with a small head. Acidic aroma of fruits with notes of acetic acid. Acidic flavour with fruity notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 7, 2007
Bottled (2006, 5.5%). Hazy yellow colour, mediumsized white foamy head. Lacing. Aroma is wheat, spices, sour and acidic fruits. Flavour is acidic fruits, wheat and some yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (25809) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy yellow colour with a small white head. Wheat aroma with some spicy hints. Slightly sweet malty flavor with some spicy hints of coriander. Dry finish with some hints of citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) Unclear pale golden with a small, white head. Pronounced, soft wheat aroma with notes of citrus and coriander. Light-bodied, incredibly dry and sour with notes of grapefruit. 071105

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24781) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2002
Yellow-white. Hazy. Clean, sourish. Very unusual beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23989) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy yellow color, large thick white head. Aroma of sour banana and grapefruit. Taste has rising bread dough, citrus, clove. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (20266) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013
2013-07-14, bottle, bb Apr 2015, 5.5% ABV, 7-3-6-2-13=31
Muddy blond color with medium head. The aroma is delicate and nice; some breadish malt, light spices, light horse/animal. Smooth mouthfeel; the flavor is too mild, there is no malt, the spices are delicate, the bitterness very low.
It doesn’t express well from bottles, completely different from the one had on draught a few days ago.

2013-07-11, draught at Brasserie de Montelly 1st anniversary celebration, 8-3-8-4-16=39
Cloudy blond color with large creamy head. The aroma of malt and spices is really harmonious and intriguing, it almost has a biscuity side, and very light herbal. Smooth mouthfeel, some wheat, light residual sweetness, spices with perfect balance, as well as balanced bitterness, with a touch of bitter oranges.
Excellent, delicate, complex.

2012-09-28, draught at Pibar, Lausanne, 6-4-7-3-14=34
Cloudy blond color, medium sized compact head. Nice aroma, delicate, spicy. Smooth mouthfeel, delicate malt flavor, delicate spicy trait, coriander, with correct bitterness, and a late touch of BFM.
Good, balanced and better than the bottle nowadays.

2012-06-30, bottle at Pibar, Lausanne, 5.5% ABV, bb April 2014, 6-3-6-3-13=31
Cloudy blond color; compact head. The aroma is spicy, nice. Spicy wheat flavor, smooth and dry mouthfeel, strong bitterness, with a shade of bitter oranges in the final.
Correct brew, but without any BFM character.

2008-03-24, 7-3-6-3-13=32
Cloudy blond color, the head disappears quickly. Refreshing aroma, with some malt, hop, pepper. The mouthfeel is quite thin; it has a quite good mix of flavors (light hop, malt, spices…), but light compared to the usual BFM quality.

2003-04-22, 8-3-6-3-13=33
Light blond color. Interesting, original aroma, spices. Sour, dry, spicy. The palate is not enough long.

2002-01-05, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Dark ruby ale. Spicy aroma. Strong character, a light sourness similar to the belgian Oud Bruin beers. Nice malty palate.

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