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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

89 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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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2.99/5  rDev -22.3%

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

2007 vintage.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, spice, and burnt plastic aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour grain, fruit, spice, and plastic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer with plastic aromas and flavors that are not very pleasant.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

drewone, Aug 24, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

Rado, Aug 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

acknight, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

zonker17, Jul 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

MarkyMOD, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

seavercm, Apr 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

HopStoopid120, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.58/5  rDev -7%
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.

smcolw, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Griffith, Jan 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

Sspeer1, Dec 04, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -61%

Raziel313, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

freduardo, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Samp01, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

djrn2, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Slatetank, May 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Jason1337, Apr 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

JDavidRice, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

GRG1313, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

spycow, Jan 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

t0rin0, Aug 22, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

ToasterChef, Jun 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

bluetrevian, Apr 12, 2012
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Cuvée Du 7ème from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
86 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.