Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Eisbock
Saignelégier, Switzerland


on tap


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 9.99%
ONE TIME BREW! Based beer is BFM’s La Mandragore (8% ABV Winter Stout brewed with jurassian spelt wheat and a complex mix o’ malts) that was maturing in wine barrels. Then it was accidentally frozen in the barrels due to the harsh and extremely cold winter this year in Switzerland.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013

Bottle 330ml. w. swing top.

Clear dark brown colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, prune, plum, raisin, soy sauce, caramel, light chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, soy sauce, tart, berry sharp, dried dark fruits. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20130223]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (43363) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown, golden with no head. Aroma is fruity, phenolic, tannins, wood and acidic. Flat, citric and dense. Overripe fruity, wineous and acidic. Tart and toasted, overripe fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (27375) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle at Alex. Black coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with roasted notes. Fruity and roasted flavour of dried fruits, hops and soy sauce with acidic notes. Fruity and roasted finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours an opaque dark brown with a reddish hue. Absolutely no head. Greasy hops in the nose combined with dark dried tart fruit. Medium body, completely flat, tart, rotten fruit, berry-like – as in red wine – somewhat woody. I don’t really like the acidity this one represents. 230213

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (23631) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle by Eric at Churchkey, thank you sir! Almost black, almost flat. Arona of feet, coffee, Turkish raki. Taste is sour coffee, cherries, prunes, dates. Amazing! Jerome has another winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
2015-10-07, bottle, 7-3-7-3-15=35
Dark brown color with no head, flat. Good balance of tobacco, chocolate and acetic sourness.
Very interesting.

2012-12-12, bottle from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier 8-4-8-4-17=41
Dark brown color, almost no carbonation and no head. Excellent aroma, strong, with chocolate, wood, a bit vinous as well and light sweat. Good body, not too oily, with strong flavor of dark malts, wood, some chocolate, rather dry; the ice concentration has improved/increased the funky BFM character; there is a trace if acetone. Complex, powerful, very interesting

2012-06-29, bottle at Fête de la Bière Artisanale, Crissier

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16624) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
330mL bottle, pours black with a reddish tinge and a tiny bubbly head. Nose brings out red wine barrels, light perfumey notes, some toasted bready malt, and light acidity. Flavour is quite vinous, with very tart berries, tobacco and red wine barrels upfront, with some light acidity and a little perfume. Dry, leathery and acidic on the finish. Well-integrated on all the different flavours. Good in small amounts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (15951) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours oil black. Tan bubbles around the ring. No other head. Nose and taste of sour dark fruit, leather, cocoa, oak, cherry vinegar and earth. Flat. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14895) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Swingtop shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is amazingly vinous. And oaky. Med body. Low, low carb. Flavor is very winey and woody. With a good dose of red berry. Very astringent finish. Excellent ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14403) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle - a Tobacco and balsamic. Deep brown and maroon with no head. Lots of tobacco and light soured malts. Tons of tobacco.

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