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

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 9.99%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma of burnt caramel, smoke and dark/tart fruit. Great flavor of tart cherries, burnt caramel, hard roasted malts, light smoke and earthy hops. Finishes with more tart cherries, caramel and light smoke. Not what I expected from an eisbock, but tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5322) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 9, 2013
11.2oz bottle in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with hardly any head. Aroma is really complex with the oak and sourness blending well then malts and hops rounding this out. Flavor very complex with all of these notes pronounced and a little alcohol. Smooth texture. A really interesting beer, but the lack of carbonation makes me worry it could be even better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (41350) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
10/7/12. Flip-top bottle from Grassroots. Deep, dark brown pour with no head whatsoever. Strong aroma that shows bits of tart cherries and quite a bit of smoke, malt, dark fruits, and alcohol. Much, much more sour flavor hits right away with tons of tart cherry and grape, followed by more maltiness, a definite smoke aspect again, some char, and lingering caramel. This is definitely interesting. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2013
A - Dark black with a hint of brown and a thin ring of bubbly head. Fades quickly. S - Dark caramel malts, sour cherries and other dark fruits, acidity, oak, vanilla, and some booze. T - Dark caramel malts, sour cherries, other dark fruits, acidity, some chocolate, oak, vanilla, and some booze. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, sour, and warming finish. D - Interesting Eisbock. A bit off balanced and could use some carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1186) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 9, 2014
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Maggie says cherries and a log. Cherry, acetic acid, like light Rodenbach. Medium sour. Kristen has nothing to say. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2210) - - DEC 18, 2014
Draft. Dark ruby with little head. Vinous with touches of cherry, yogurt, oak and vinegar. Medium sticky mouthfeel and quite boozy. Very unique.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7787) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Draft at Proletariat with Andrew and Balaz. Pours a deep brown body with thin tan lacing. Aroma is rich earthy molasses, chocolate and oak. Mouthfeel is medium to full with notes of wood, chocolate, bourbon, rum, oak and molasses.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1372) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottle served in a snifter glass. A: Pours a very dark brown almost black color forming no head. I’ve tried to put it let say, aggressively and then it formed some big bubbled brown head. Low retention and no lacings. BFM strong beers style S: Sour and vinegar, slight sweet and very malty in the nose. Strong notes of caramel and roasted malts. A bit too fruity to the style. Light notes of alcohol T: Slightly sweet and roasted malts upfront. Overall sour taste with a mild bitter hoppy end M: Heavy and molasses body. Very low carbonation. Sour to bitter aftertaste O: Good drinkability but, a difficult beer. Not a Bock beer for sure, not a Eisbock either. It’s far too sour and too bitter to the style. However, I would recommend it to sour and aggressive beer lovers. From my favorite Swiss brewery! [ BA Review @ 2/9/2013 ]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (13194) - 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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