Cuvée Du 7ème - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
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Reviews by GCBrewingCo:
4.63/5 rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The beer poured into the chalice amber brown but straight up dark amber when held to light. The head was off-white, slow forming and grew well in a tight and moussy formation that laced the glass.
The aroma was earthy with a farmhouse character and a light spice. Dark fruits, namely raisins, were present. Also a nice dark caramel aromatic was prominent and a very slight oud bruin tartness with cherry esters.
The flavor was much different than expected. The beer was well bittered and had many flavor characteristics found in many of the Saison's found today. The flavor had a light Brett character, nothing powerful, but enough to be present. The dark fruits were lightly present but trounced by hop character and flavor which were earthy and well done with an excellent complexity. Peppery spice was present and was interesting. Just a very light tartness was begining to develop in the flavor and only served to add more complexity to the party.
The finish was dry with a lasting peppery spice and dry dark fruit character into the aftertaste and bittering lasing well beyond that. The body was medium and the mouthfeel was creamy. Some warming from alcohol was present after consumption but alcohol did not play any particular role in the aroma or flavor. A wonderful beer, it's dark but has more in common with a Saison than a Belgian Strong Dark.
750 ml bottle. The label says Rouse de garde and 2006. Just noticed that the neck label has 00276 on it.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2006 21:42:11 | More by GCBrewingCo
More User Reviews:
3.58/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Fresh on tap at Lord Hobo in Cambridge, MA
Absolute no head at all, even with a two foot pour. At first I thought wasn't even any bubbles but on very close inspection there are some minuscule bubbles on a quarter of the rim. Obviously no head. Dark amber color with strong orange overtones. Some haze.
Strong licorice aroma (anise?). Smells medicinal.
Interesting flavor of caramel and sweet cherry. The anise is present, but less so. Very unusual. Soft and short aftertaste. Great combination of sweetness and licorice. Full bodied with nearly no carbonation.
Serving type: on-tap
01-12-2014 19:10:40 | More by smcolw
3.75/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
330ml flip top bottle. Pours a cloudy brownish amber with no head. Aroma and Taste of sweet malt, Belgian yeast, very fruity, some plums and raisins, slightly sour tart flavor. Palate is a medium body, light carbonation, mildly tart flavor. Finishes with Belgian yeast, fruity, plums and raisins, ending I’d mildly sweet tart and fruity. Overall a good drinking Belgian brew.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2013 17:44:06 | More by Samp01
3.53/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A 33cl bottle is poured into a tulip glass. There is no sticker indicating when this was bottled.
The beer is slightly hazy and has the color of dirty copper. A uniform head made up of tiny off-white bubbles rests on top. There is a good amount of clinging carbonation at the bottle of the glass. Swirling leaves a good amount of foamy film behind.
The aroma is very earthy. A can smell a good portion of toffee malts. There are some grass scents from the aroma hops.
The beer has a very enjoyable flavor. It is ever so slightly tart in the finish, which is a welcome surprise. Toffee and caramel malts provide a very good malt presence. It is a little sweet, but not overwhelming. There is a low level of bitterness.
The beer feels a little thick, but the carbonation is average. It's not sticky, but there is a film left behind. It is somewhat flavorful. The tartness in the finish provides a puckering sensation.
This is an interesting beer. I'm glad I tried it, but it's not one I'd go out of my way for, nor will I be buying a bunch of them to cellar.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2012 00:31:35 | More by ToasterChef
Cuvée Du 7ème from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
86 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.