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Cuvée Du 7ème - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

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Cuvée Du 7èmeCuvée Du 7ème

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BA SCORE
86
very good

84 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) visit their website
Switzerland

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This amazing beer was created the day we commemorated the 7th anniversary of the Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes. The opening days, held every year on the first Saturday of November, are the opportunity for the brewer to devise a new recipe.
This one-off impressed B. United International Inc.'s boss so much that he asked for it to be brewed again just for you lot across the Pond. It is brewed using a combination of 6 aroma hop varieties, which give it a moderate bitterness and a complex bouquet evolving over time. Yes, because Cuvee Du 7eme will improve over time, you should stash it away in a cellar.

(Beer added by: OldSock on 06-02-2006)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Poured from 750ml bottle (2006) into Duvel tulip. Bottle courtesy of trxxpaxxs in an awesome BIF box.

Appearance: Body color is a deep dark orange up close, solid brown from afar. Head is about a finger and a half of a light brown head. Decent lacing.

Smell: Very earthy and full of the musky smells of age. Farmhouse odors lay the base, and there's some tart cherry in there trying to poke through. Up to this point I'd swear this to be a Flanders Bruin.

Taste: Definitely not a Flanders anything… Very earthy with a good bit of oxidization taste. Very musty and funky - this has a little bit of fruit flavor, but not what I would have expected. It's certainly tart, but definitely not puckeringly sour. Basement is the first word that comes to mind…

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with strong carbonation. It feels pretty good in the mouth.

Drinkability: Low to moderate. Split a large bottle - it's not the alcohol, I just don't know if anyone really needs a full 750 of this.

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Cuvée Du 7ème from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
86 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.