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La Meule - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

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BA SCORE
84
good

131 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) visit their website
Switzerland

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hopsaplenty on 06-07-2006

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Photo of MrDell
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidSw0rd
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle from the Coop supermarket in Switzerland.

Aroma - Quite nice sourness at the beginning, and then a cool bitterness at the finish. Like a citrusy / herbal belgian Ale.

Appearance - Pours a beautiful orange / bright golden hazy beer, with a 1 finger head that dies quickly. Really cloudy.

Flavor- A nice marriage of grapefruit, lavender, soap, citrus, and sage.

Mouthfeel - Light-Medium bodied, Medium Carbonation, refreshing in a good way and far from boring.

Overall Impression - Everyone should try it. At the beginning it feels slightly wierd, but by the end of the glass I almost always want another one. It's the kind of beer that grows on you as you drink it.

Photo of BeenTired
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lillitnn92
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours a hazy orange yellow with a 1 finger head of foam and does well with the lacing.

It smells spicy and earthy which likely comes from the sage used. Plenty of coriander in there as well.

Big coriander and bigger sage with a dash of pepper. No sweetness here, mild hint of tartness, good level of unusual bitterness.

Medium body and carbonation.

Enjoyable for the most part.

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Upon popping the swing top cap this thing foams like Mt. Vesuvius for 20 minutes exuding sage, spice and herb aromas with some fruit and a suggestion of tomato to strawberry.
I lose about a third of it but after it settles down I fill the glass with a cloudy apricot colored brew with a rocky white foam cap.
The sage makes a big impression on the tongue joined by stone fruits, lemony tartness, and a hint of white bread. The flavors are rich and complex but a good chunk of the carbonation departed with the foam eruption.
Might have been a good beer had it not been infected.

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of dcguitar
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of sprat1960
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright golden-yellow color, hazy appearance. Small cream-colored head that dies down fast, leaving a thin coating of foam remaining on the surface of the beer and lots of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.

Wonderful smell - sweet citrus, mild malt with a mild spicy scent of sage. Very interesting. Made me want to drink the beer.

Taste starts off mildly acidic and citrusy, then progresses to a mild sage flavor and ends with a mild hoppy flavor and a dry finish. Decent flavor, and while a little unique there was nothing really special about it.

Light in body, but not thin. Lots of mild carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall I found this a well-crafted beer and I am glad that I tried it. That being said, I found it to be nothing really special - just a decent golden ale. While I would gladly drink another if it was served to me, there are so many better beers out there so I do not see me purchasing this beer again.

Photo of jALEson
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of mmapes
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Bugs318
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of polishkaz
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of BColton1
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Aash
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ggaffield
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of pa_tex
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of HopStoopid120
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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La Meule from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
84 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.