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

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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.4
kerosin (15) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 5, 2011
33 cL brown swing top bottle, bought at Drinksoftheworld. Aroma: Light sour character, funky, notes of wood. Light sweetness. Appearance: Amber, tan creamy head, nice CO2 bubbles, dull. Taste: Spicy, sour (like acetic acid), wine character, wood notes, light note of fruits (cant say what exactly). Really complex aroma! Palate: Lively carbonation, medium body, short-medium sweet and sour aftertaste. Overall: Amber beer with a lot of funky notes. Wood and wine character present. I really enjoyed this one and is one of my favorite beers. In my opinion the sour character makes it very easy drinkable. I would definitely order a third one!

4.3
caribou43 (1179) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - JAN 26, 2016
I drank this beer yesterday in the Simplon coffee in Lausanne. Overall it is a good product. This beer is brown troubled with a thin foam and medium-low carbonation. The first sensation is in the mouth nice and not simple and well balanced. We could smell a side of caramel, some spices, malt and few hop and there is a small side of coffee. If I compare this with the brunette of boxer, I can say that it is a real dark with character.

4.1
muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Sample from the bottle (750 ml) at the Mondial de la Bière in Montreal, 2006. A massive lasting smooth, creamy off-white head leaves thick, thick residue atop the dense brown body....immense caramel sweet-creamy aroma, vanilla and perhaps some coconut, raisin and lovely doughy yeast in the overpowering nose....body shows lots of herbal character, is a touch smoky, moderately sweet and dubbel/root beer-like, with medium to high carbonation, warming and full, and just a bit more alcohol than you’d expect towards the finish....tremendous stuff, another intensely creative exploration from this terrific brewer, I can’t wait to try more. My favorite of the three samples I had at the Mondial.

4.1
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
Big lasting 1-inch beige head covers the light brown body. Mild and foamy nose speaks of a volcanic carbonation to be. Very soft sharp doughy yeast. Semi-dry fruitiness mixes along with earthy and sandy notions while esters (banana, mango) demarcate their domain. Spicy yeast effect suggests nutmeg. Very yeasty nature, but the fabulous mouthfeel helps a lot in boosting the experience up. The flavours stay mostly in line with the nose, semi-dry earthy, doughy fruity and spicy right and left suggestions, but the incredibly soft and fluffy nature of the brew has impacts in all aspects, lifting the flavours up twofold. The liquid just becomes a creamy active foam in your mouth. Yum.

4.1
tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2006
Fresh and lively aroma boasts of doughy cinammon rolls, fresh fruit and leafy tobacco. Hazy amber brown coloured body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled, tan head that recedes to a lasting cover with some lacing. Ashy and spicy notes to the doughy, tannin rich flavour with plenty of fruity esters. Yeast character in abundance. Medium body with gentle but lively effervescence that awakens the tongue and cheeks and mild alcohol warming. Sampled at Mondial 2006.

4.1
Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 25, 2007
Bottled 33cl. It pours a beautiful amber brown beer with a big, slightly tanned creamy head. The nose is of chestnut and plum purée. Lots of cloves, spices and apples in the aromas with a slight smoky background and a hint of bananas. A faint sourness is detectable. Some cinnamon showing up. A very interesting nose indeed. The taste is yeasty with a decent amount of cinnamon. Slightly woody with hints of chestnuts. The mouthfeel is very smooth. Lots of plums appearing, accompanied by cloves and balanced by the chestnuts. A hint of bananas. Slightly smoky with a dry yeasty finish with hints of plums. A wonderful unique beer.

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LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2006
Darck brown color, with a thick beige head. It as a sweet caramel taste and aroma, also of malt. The alcohol% to me was not that noticeable. A very good Belgium ale like I like them.


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