La Meule - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

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BA SCORE
84
good

128 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 8
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopsaplenty on 06-07-2006)
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Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Samp01
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml flip top bottle. Pours a cloudy yet sparkling golden yellow with no head, almost wine like. Aroma and Taste is mild sweet herbal spices, light malt, slightly pungent yeast with light bitterness, some alcohol essence and tartness. Palate is a medium body, smooth, with light carbonation. Finish is sweet and bitter herbal spices, sage, Belgian yeast, some fruity notes, almost like a white wine. Overall an interesting brew that grows on you as you drink, a good after dinner brew.

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of FLima
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden amber color with a very thin head with low retention. Some very small particles floating particles and gets cloudy in its last pour.
Quite yeasty aroma, Belgian kind. Notes of honey, herbal, kind of pine or juniper and rotten oranges and lemon. Not overly sweet, perfect for the style. A hint of Bretta soapiness.
Excellent taste that follows nose. A pleasant citrusy with some piney hops.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation, with a second fizz phase.
Awesome beer, I guess there are more than chocolates in the gastronomy space in Switzerland. A pleasant surprise. I found this under rated, not sure if my sample were rightly matured (it looked old though did not have an expiration date), or I am getting used to funky beers.

Photo of Jason1337
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of themind
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Interesting brew that I do not have much to compare to. Pours almost no head yet the carbonation was fairly balanced. The beer is very herbal, just a different kind of beer then I am used to. That said it was worth drinking.

Bottom Line: Expand your beer experience and give it a try.

Photo of Seaba
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of jadams11
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Jason
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of drmizuno
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of KriegerNco
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of spicelab
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle from Beermasons.

Violent pop on opening swing-top. Clear golden-straw with a decent white head that falls to a nicely rasisd curtain and film.

Odd soapy, lactic sourness, with underlying lemon pith and dried grass. Interesting notes of lavender and heather, with mild sweet esters floating around.

Again, the funky soapiness is about, but is less dominant, allowing in flavours of grapefruit, lemon, hay and some floral honey.

Light to medium mouthfeel, a tad oily with slightly spritzy carbonation leading to a moderately dry finish on the rear.

Constantly teetered over whether the soapy yeast character was appetising or not as I drunk this. Quite a unique beer that is far from boring.

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of sonorb7
1/5  rDev -73.1%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy pale amber with a small head.
Nose shows a mix of lemon, herbal notes, barnyard funk and doughy wheat. The funk is quite prominent.
Flavours include more brett and acidity followed by an astringent finish. Some lemon and wheat pokes it's head out.
Carbonation is suitably high, the body feels watery though.
Interesting, but a little the herbal notes and accompanying astringency are a little harsh.

Photo of BostonHops
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

11.15oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours a murky dark yellow with a very small white head that quickly lapses into a collar around the glass; spotty lacing.

nose is marked by lemon and sage, a bit tart and some funk evident; notes of spice.

more of the same in the flavor but with a sweet malty presence in the background and some yeasty notes. sage is more subdued than the aroma suggested. some sour/tartness in the finish.

mouthfeel is decidedly "meh." medium-bodied, a bit thin and way under-carbonated. having perused a few other reviews i'm starting to question this bottle. drinkability isn't bad, it's not an offensive beer per se but i won't be seeking out another.

original review on: 10-22-2010

Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of ADZA
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another brew courtesy from beermasons and pours a hazy golden yellow hue which leaves a two finger head and nice lacing,the smell is sour barnyard funk,lavender,soap and honey ham,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and has tastes of sherbet,sour funk,floral bouquet,apples,lemongrass and finished with a mix of spicy hops and a sour funkiness and overall its definately a different unique brew but if you dont like sour beers then you might want to give this a miss cheers.

Photo of rondufresne
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of DCon
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 33cl / 11.2 FL.OZ. bottle of this from The Wine & Cheese Place in Clayton, MO for $5.19. Poured from the bright yellow labeled bottle w/ the BFM lizard & a swing-top cork into a 0,47l New Belgium Oversized Snifter Glass. Has ???? on the top label.

Aroma- Very complexed and malt dominant. Has tons of citrus at the beginning and then musky and a good goaty note at the finish. Light spices are in here too.

Appearance- Pours a easy going, 1 finger head that dies quickly. Has a white, cloudy body but then glowing orange background! Cool! Tons of sediment hang out in the bottom of the glass. Leaves belgian style lacing afterwards (tons of suds and lace but fades after time).

Flavor- Overpowers the mouth with grapefruit and sweet malts from the beginning. A nice marriage of spices, fruit, and hop then come in mid-drink. A medium-high bitterness level hangs around in the complexity of the drink.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Gritty, and then sweet fruits stay on the palate with some light spices.

Overall Impression- What a challenging brew to wrap your head around... Everything hit positive for me and would recommend trying this (especially for the price!). Many other brews from BFM are around $15-20 for a bottle but this is reasonable and has nice complexity! A Belgian spiced Ale I would call this one.

Photo of ithinkimasofa
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of mdillon86
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of patm1986
4/5  rDev +7.5%

La Meule from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
84 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.