Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Saignelégier, Switzerland


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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
La Torpille, bière brune 7.5% vol. est une bière au bouquet subtil partagé entre des notes épicées, caramel et fruitées rappelant les arômes de vieux vins des Côtes-Rôties. En bouche, l’impression est partagée entre la douceur de l’alcool , la finale est moyennement amère et la rétronasale épicée

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (3417) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2015
Brown color, small white head. Bready, malty, spicy yeasts, tart. Very typical BFM I?d say. Birnbrot, yes. Malty, spicy taste, mild bitterness, the tartness is always present, but not overpowering. Lots of bready malts, nice fruity tartness. Nice carbonation, refreshing for its darkness. Good, I like it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mario_giri (255) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 18, 2015
Trübes braunrot, beig-fester Schaum. Würziger Geruch, Birnbrot oder Zwetschgen. Malzig, frisch und leicht säuerlich zu Beginn mit leichter Bittere, hält sich alles bis zum Schluss, birne/zwetsche bleibt auch. Wenig Co2, genau gut. Alk kaum fühlbar, guttrinkig. Vollmundig, malzigsüss/fruchtigsauer bleibt bis zum Abgang. Sehr feines Bier. BFM!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Taste, smell and color scream licorice. The body has a substantial sweetness and makes you aware of the alcohol. Not my favorite beer, but I don’t like licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4769) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 13, 2014
On tap at Marciero. 7.5% A fruity & spicy brown ale from Switzerland. Served in a fluted glass(800 yen) a dark ruby brown pour with just a wisp of a beige film. Med-thin bodied with a smooth satisfying mouthfeel. The aroma is a bit tart, malty fudge & light cinnamon. It’s got a rich malty smooth body with some figs, milk chocolate, some cinnamon and a slight tart edge. Very very nice, easy drinking beer! As it warms up it keeps getting better & better giving me some breadiness plus a deeper fudge like chocolate. I am digging this quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9526) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2014
Tap at Marciero. Dark brown with some orange, lace. Spicy chocolate nose, caramel. Rich chocolate malt flavor, caramel, stone fruit, cinnamon and other spices. Good chewy malt, though rather light in body. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
loco_gallego (217) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Brune foncée, très voilée... Petite mousse beige claire, peu persistante. Quelques dépôts. Aromatique un peu "vineuse" d’entrée, épicée et sucrée sur le caramel. Grosse présence de levures belges. En bouche épicée d’entrée. Ensuite caramel et les levures. Le tout accompagné par un petit côté vinaigré/alcoolisé. Peu amère. Carbonatation moyenne. Bière complexe avec pas mal de longueur en bouche, un peu brouillon tout de même. Du mal à la classer dans les Belges Strong Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jpkeskinen (491) - FINLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Drank from a bottle. The beer has a strong, sweet taste with earthy flavours. The head is a weird.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (8028) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2014
Bernsteinfarbene, trübe Farbe, süßlich milder Geruch. Ein Bier mit Zimt, Nelken und Pflaumenpüree - ich bin schwer gespannt! Der Antrunk ist leicht pflaumig-mild, leicht säuerlich, dabei angenehm frisch malzig. Diese angenehm pfluamige Malzigkeit setzt sich zum Hauptteil fort, wo auch eine leichte milde Hefigkeit hinzutritt. Der Nachgeschmack ist angenehm süß-säerlich, Nelken mache ich ganz leicht aus, Zimt leider gar nicht. Auf der Zunge bleibt die schon im Anfang existierende malzige Pflaumennote mit angenehm hefigem Touch. Sehr interessantes Bier!! 12/13/12/12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1372) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 330ml bottle poured in a small BFM snifter glass. Enjoyed at "La Ferme du Chateau", Lausanne region. A: Pours a dark amber to brown cloudy color. Forms a medium creamy white bit yellow head. Retention is low and some lacings are formed and left in the glass. A lot of sediment can be seen floating around S: BFM trademark. Spicy and tart in the nose. Quite vinous too. Also caramel, caramel malts and yeasts. Notes of fruits like apples and grapes T: Taste is also spicy and tart. Vinegar. Fruits. Caramel malts and yeasts. Very light earthy bitterness. In overall an acid and dry beer. Very taste, nevertheless M: Medium body and low carbonation. Tart and mild bitter aftertaste O: Not an easy beer and quite tart for the style but, quite drinkable anyway. BFM expected quality. Recommended [ BA Review @ 4/1/2012 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7332) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2015

First rating: Medium beige head. Hazy dark red body with lots of floaties. Earthy fruity herbal aroma with Christmas spice and chocolate notes. Sweetish lavender, cardamom and other Christmas spice taste with fruity roasty notes. Mid-bodied. Lumpy mouthfeel, unfortunately. Some butter, too. Dryish spicy fruity aftertaste with dusty syrupy rye crisp bread notes. Nice, drinkable, but a bit marred by the floaties. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly, Oslo City.) 6,3,5,3,12=2.9

Second rating: Small white head. Yellow body with enough floaties to not be entirely clear. Spicy yeasty phenolic aroma with herbal notes. Sweet spicy fruity orangey taste with herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish orange rind and spice aftertaste with herbal notes. Weirdly similar to vossaøl with kveik. Nice. I like it. (0.33l bottle, I forget where from.) 5,3,6,3,13=3.0

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