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La Meule - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

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84
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121 Ratings
THE BROS
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okay

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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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bark

Sweden

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The colour is orange-yellow; the liquid somewhat cloudy. The finger thickhead is off-white and compact. Some lacing occurs.

The smell is strong with lots of yeasty flavours with an earthy note. The beer is spiced with sage, and the smell of that herb is very strong. I also note some hints of mint and lamb meat. Some sweet flavours and a bitter hint in the background.

The taste is... at first, not sweet at all: Quite reverse, it is dry and bitter with hoppy hints plus a touch of alcohol. Then, sweet malty notes and a strong clean flavour of sage and other fresh herbs emerge. The body is surprisingly weak, or is it just the very dry hoppy notes that play tricks with my palette? The aftertaste is spicy with fine notes of sage and a delicate dry bitterness in the background.

The carbonation is quite strong, almost like a wheat beer; the small bubbles are a bit sharp. The liquid is a bit thin.

A different and really entertaining beer, this one!

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2009 20:19:41 | More by bark
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ricke

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Straw colored, rather hazy. Medium sized white head with good retention. Nice lacings.

S: Powerful spices and herbal notes that I'm not really comfortable with. Some yeast, bubblegum, notes of banana. White bread.

T: The taste is better than the smell. Rather unidimensional in the mouth with mostly sweet malts, white bread, some yeast and spicy and grassy notes. Bubblegum. In the middle a semi-tart sourdough-like note develops. But overall, the taste is rather sweet. In the finish, the spicy and herbal character strengthens even further and it blends with a gentle floral bitterness, mint, sweet alcohol, grass and a somewhat tart finishing note. This one is spiced with sage, but I don't think I'm able to pick up such a flavor in the taste.

M: Moderate body, very smooth with surprisingly anonymous carbonation. A pleasant mouthfeel.

D: Not bad, but nothing extraordinary. Perhaps just a little more interesting than good. Not very complex due to the dominating spicy/herbal flavors. Fairly refreshing and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2009 15:52:22 | More by ricke
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vrazionale

Vermont

3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33 cl/11.15 FL.OZ bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter. Not entirely sure what the markings mean, but on one of the labels, there are markings on "7" and "D" (this would make sense if you had a bottle).

A - Hazy light golden brown with a creamy head that seems drawn to the sides of the glass.

S - A bit of barnyard funk, sage (obviously), golden raisins, floral notes, a hint of stone fruit, maybe even a little bit of pepper. A pretty wide range for a nose, but pleasant and inviting.

T - Again, I'm getting some sour funkiness here, with an almost gueuze-like tartness. I taste bread, grass, yeast, sage (again, obviously), other herbs (tarragon? rosemary?), and lemon. The herbal notes really come through on the crisp, dry finish.

M - The tartness coupled with the balanced carbonation gives the beer a very agreeable mouthfeel. It's light and refreshing, and the long finish keeps you wanting more.

D - Honestly, I thought this beer was going to be mediocre at best. I was very pleasantly surprised. From the nose on through to the finish, this brew is complex and enjoyable. I think it would pair well with food (a buttery risotto or pork chop with apples are two dishes that first came to mind), but I really enjoyed it on its own.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2009 03:04:53 | More by vrazionale
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glid02

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at Trappeze in Athens, GA.

Pours a golden straw color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes slowly into a thin layer of bubbles on top that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of Belgian candi sugar, then after a moment the sage comes out, like a meld of pine and floral scents.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet Belgian candi sugar up front, followed by hints of light fruits and sage. Again, the sage flavor is a lighter version of the sometimes harsh pine flavors in big IPA's.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a light thickness and smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is good. The flavors meld together very well and I could have more than one of these.

Overall this is a unique beer that doesn't use sage as a gimmick but rather as an ingredient in an above-average beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2009 13:58:59 | More by glid02
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Floydster

California

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml swing top bottle purchased from Liquid Solutions in Oregon for $7.25, split with my dad last night, poured into my Chimay goblet, color is a murky golden yellow, small 1/2 inch creamy white head that lasts for a little over five minutes, some decent legs at times, aroma is made up of sage, straw, mild hops, lemon juice, other herbs, and light malt, flavor is pretty herbal throughout, reminds me of a Belgian pale at first but then fades into several plant-like characteristics, later reminds me more of a witbier with a heavier spice component and a large herbal finish, like how the yeast and dry qualities really come together and form a unique beer, herbal, dry, slightly sweet, and earthy mouthfeel, medium bodied, moderate level of carbonation, could have drank this bottle easily, light on the stomach, keeps you coming back for more as its flavor changes with time, my dad liked this when he had it on tap a few days ago and I am glad we opened this bottle, a very different beer from a great Swiss brewer, would drink again, recommended

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2009 20:07:19 | More by Floydster
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle code of 7 D; Sampled February 2009
This beer pours into my 25cl tulip glass with a three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a nice gold color that shows a hint of haze and a bright gold color when held up to the light. The aroma smells most notably of pears and golden raisins. There is a touch of spiciness here as well as a bit of cracker-like malt. At first I did not get any sage, but after a bit I start to notice an up front savory note and perhaps a hint of herbal aromatics. If it wasn't on the label, based on the aroma, I never would have guessed this was brewed with sage. This smells like a Belgian Blonde more than anything.

Fairly dry tasting with a nice prickly carbonation and a tart-leaning finish. A certain savory note lingers on in the palate after each sip; a touch of menthol, a light grassiness and perhaps a touch of something like rosemary. This beer really is quite dry, it is also fairly light bodied with only a touch of malt texture to it. Some cracker like malt is just noticeable here towards the end and as the beer warms a touch of herbal honey-like malt becomes noticeable.

I like how dry this beer is, it brings out a soft tartness that makes this beer quite refreshing. I do wish that the sage was just a little more prominent, as it is I would be hard pressed to say anything out of the ordinary was added to this beer, though there is a general spiciness to this beer that makes it seem like a Belgian ale of some sort.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2009 02:25:00 | More by Gueuzedude
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nrpellegrini

Maryland

3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a huge white head with blond color. Initial drink leaves a slight sting to the mouth, but finishes well. Taste of earthy spices, and citrus hops, with some grassy wheat in there. Great aftertaste, not bitter and nothing lingers. Goes down easy. Not something I'll look for again but nice to try once.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2008 00:32:17 | More by nrpellegrini
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a golden yellow with a decent white head.

S- Pretty hoppy aroma and a bit of I think sage that makes a nice spicy smell. Yep, sage just read it on the bottle.

T- Pretty distinctive taste coming from the sage. A spicy kind of dry finish.

M- Pretty good amount of carbonation and overall fairly light in body.

D- Alright here maybe a little too funky with the herbs for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2008 20:56:26 | More by nrbw23
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John_M

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apparently for the first time ever in the United States, on tap at Max's last night. Kudo's to the owner Casey for somehow managing to finagle a keg of this stuff.

The beer pours a hazy light gold color with fair head retention and lacing. The nose on this beer is pretty subdued, though as it warms I do get some light honey and a hint of sage, with some noticeable tartness in the background. On the palate this beer is pretty impressive. One gets some more sage, honey and tartness, but there's also some noticeable white pepper and hoppy bitteness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and the beer has a crisp, spicey finish. Abv. looks to be pretty well disguised, though the spicey finish makes this beer a sipper.

A very nice, very intriguing beer from this Swiss brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2008 13:30:56 | More by John_M
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from Inaugural Issue of Beeradvocate Magazine.

Hailing from Switzerland, and an oddity in the beer world, La Meule is a lively Blonde Ale flavored with sage. Very active carbonation produces an intense head that nearly pours out of the glass, with a cloudy yellow hue. Fresh sage and a light honey-like maltiness dominate the aroma. Rolling crispness lends a fluffiness to the moderate body. The sage flavor is expressive, the first flavor to smack the palate. Spicy throughout, from a blend of alcohol, hops and yeast. Dry malt flavor provides an almost translucent base for the spiciness and sage to play off of each other. Bitter component from the yeast distracts the taste buds for a moment, but seems more a signature than an annoyance. Suggestions of honey and wild flowers come to mind, but the sage stays for the duration.

Very interesting, though we don't know whether to drink it or cook with it. Paired well with prosciutto, fresh buffalo mozzarella and beefsteak tomatoes.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2008 17:27:38 | More by BeerAdvocate
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brewed in the Swiss Mts. with sage.

A: Pours a clear lemon color with a huge rocky 3 finger snow white head that lasted for most of the drink leaving a nice sticky lacing behind.

S: a nice yeastiness with lemon bread, sage, and sour citrus.

T: Initially the flavor starts out tart, with some sour lemons, some spices, and a smooth wheat malting, along with dried fruitiness (pineapples). The hopping is spicy, with some light peppery notes. Reminds me a little of a Hoegaarden but just not as spicy or sour.

M: light, and oily. On the finish is some sour citrus notes and wildflowers which Im guessing is coming from the sage.

D: Overall this is a nice golden ale, very smooth sourness. Good overall.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2008 15:59:46 | More by beerthulhu
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albern

Massachusetts

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

This beer is an essential one to try because it will give the reviewer a clear indication of what the spice sage tastes like in a beer. I have tasted and smelled hints of this in other beers and didn't know what it was and could not properly identify it. Now I know, and so will you because it is overpowering in this beer. The beer pours a rather light golden color with a white soapy head, some retention and lacing. The carbonation is modest and the mouthfeel watery and crisp. It is a refreshing beer to an extent. The aroma is all about the sage, but there is also an unpleasantness to the smell as well, similar to household cleaner or detergent. In any case, the aroma is pungent and unmistakable. The taste is all about the sage. There is a tart lemon or lime rind and citrus to the beer too. The finish is mouth puckerish, tart, with some bittering hops, tea like in quality. The aftertaste lingers a bit long and the dry puckerishness continues. The beer is worth a try if you want to know what sage tastes like in a beer. If not, and you don't care, than I wouldn't be recommending this beer in its own right.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2008 10:40:37 | More by albern
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phisig137

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A- Pours a murky light brown pine color, with a one finger head. Froth falls quite quickly, and only a slight ring remains.

S- Very interesting how this changes as it warms. Smells exactly like boiling wort when it is fresh out of the fridge. As it slowly warms to about 50°, the aroma begins to change to spicy sweet sage. The aroma almost tickles the inside of your nose like the fuzz on a sage leaf. A bit one sided, but quite nice.

F- Up front, the flavor is dominated by malt sweetness and honey flavors. Actually it almost tastes like a few gravity samples that I've taken. The flavor does a 180 in the middle, switching over to pure sage waves, and a relatively firm hop bitterness on the finish. I'd be willing to bet that the sage is added a few times in the boil, because it is quite complex. This isn't the typical sage you taste when cooking, but round, green, spicy, smooth, and interesting. Yeast phenols linger like black pepper on the tongue.

M- Actually, pretty bad. Low carbonation, and terribly thin mouthfeel. I think yuengling may have more mouthfeel than this.

D- pretty good, but still a bit of a sipper. Tastes mighty good outside on a hot summer day though.

Overall, I'd buy it again, and I'd definitely serve it with saltimbocca. It is not quite a sublimely delicious or earth-shatteringly complex and different as Bon Chien, but it still holds its own. Any fan of wierd, different, experimental beers should seek this one out, along with all the others from BFM.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2008 16:39:55 | More by phisig137
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Foxman

New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It pours a very hazy honey golden amber. A thing finger of white head dies off unceremoniously. The lacing is ephemeral and flighty.

In the aroma, the first thing that steps out is the sage, earthy and lightly bitter. Underlying doughy grain is joined by a crest of candy sugar.

Upon tasting, the malt is momentarily caramel before a thick honey and sugar sweetness is itself aborted by the spicy bitterness of sage and some crisp esters of yeast. A trailing swirl of tart apple further crisps the presentation, and the finish is lingering, very dry, and non-descript. In so many words, it's awkwardly rapid and fractious.

Medium bodied, the feel is a high point, with a soft but peppy lilt on the palate.

Sage with a leg of lamb, or even chops, is simply sublime. Sage in a beer, at least this one, is out of place, gratuitously bitter, and a detriment. Take the herb out and it's less than memorable, but with it, it's memorable for the wrong reasons. It's drinkable enough to finish the bottle, but not enough for another...ever. A sage man might say, no sage, thank you.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2008 21:01:52 | More by Foxman
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rallison

California

2.48/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a cloudy golden with a 1 finger white head.

S: Spicy and funky. Smells a bit of gym socks - I thought this was infected, but a couple people also mentioned some funkiness, so I'll put this review in.

T: Very herb-y - I assume from the sage - with an astringent, dry bitter finish. Some funky flavors in the taste too. Maybe it's infected, maybe this is just how it is supposed to taste (I'm thinking this is just not a great recipe). Regardless, not very good.

M: Well carbonated.

D: Not very, considering the smell/flavor.

Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2008 06:51:36 | More by rallison
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NCSUdo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.15 oz, flip top bottle

A: Pours a hazy deep golden/peach color under a fingers worth of white head. Some lace, some retention.

S: Some fruity undertones with obvious spice from the sage. The spice reminds me of a marinara sauce, like for a pizza. That may sound wierd, and it is a little, but it isn't bad.

T: Again, spices are prevelant with hints of the yeast that is floating around. Still seems to take on an Italian spice type note that is very unusual, but again it's not bad. Mostly dry in the finish with some of the spices sticking aroound.

M/D: Mouthfeel is very nice, creamy with a fullness that surprises a little, but still on the light side. Drinkability is a paradox for. Would I sit here all night and drink a bunch? I could, but the spices would wear on me. However, the way the spices present themselves to me, I could easily see having a nice Italian or Mediterranean dinner and going through a bunch of these. An unusual beer for sure, but very good.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2008 20:47:31 | More by NCSUdo
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a dirty beige color ale with a big foamy head with good retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of Belgian malt with some spices (sage). Taste is also dominated by some nice Belgian malt notes with some sage also easily noticeable. Body is full with some limited filtration and great carbonation. Very well done and sage provide an interesting edge to this Belgian ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2008 16:12:34 | More by Phyl21ca
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled 1-9-2007. Pours a cloudy straw gold with a big off white head. Nose is yeasty, but gently floral as well. Flavor is quite unique. Starts off like a milder Belgian style brew and then you get an acrid flowery edge to it that leaves a plant-like aftertaste in your mouth. Feel is carbonated but light in punch from ingredients. I think it is drinkable, but for people who are not into this style, I can definitely see them not liking this at all since it is such a unique production. But for me, I'd probably give it a go again. Even though the price is a bit high.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 21:11:20 | More by RblWthACoz
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Dogbrick

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at Winking Lizard in Columbus. The beer is a honey color with a medium thick and frothy white head that burns off steadily. Stringy lacing. Floral aroma with yeast and spices along with a bit of malt. Medium body with a pleasant spice/herbal character. Flavors of yeast, sweet fruit and malt are all present. The finish is dry and mildly bitter. Pretty solid from start to finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2007 20:14:20 | More by Dogbrick
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bruachan

District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

winking lizard beer

tall foam is kept alive (in fact, is it growing?) by massive carbonation from below. the bottle is right in calling the beer golden, though any darker and we're talking amber

fun nose all sorts of smells: yeastiness, pilsner sweetness, herbiness

i admit, i don't know what sage tastes like, but there's something in there that i haven't seen in a beer before. as this is my first sage beer i will deduce that mystery flavor to be mr. sage. i can dig it, too. there's a lemon zing in there, which probably comes from hops

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2007 01:49:58 | More by bruachan
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baos

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks like I got some of the last of this.

11.5 oz bottle into pint glass.

A: Huge 5 finger plus head that dissipates to a half a finger. Good head retention. cloudy blonde appearance. Lots of sediment.

S: Champagne with sage. I didn't realize I was getting into a herbed up beer. Green apple notes as well.

T: Sage with bitter hop bite. Beeswax and floral hints. Harsh at first but as it goes down it really tastes good and very balanced. Finishes dry.

M: Bubbly and creamy, maybe a bit oily. Good

D: The first drink you take one gets a very unexpected blast of sage and hops, but as the flavors warms on you. Its a very good beer, get some if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2007 02:16:03 | More by baos
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cludy orange-amber color with massive white head.
I had forgotten what sage smelled like, but this beer quickly reminded me of waht it smells like.
Taste is also loaded with sage, and this totally dominates all taste sensation except for a strong bitter dryness at the finish.
A nice enough beer, but not anything to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2007 22:20:41 | More by tgbljb
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in my new Sam Adams Boston Lager glass (thanks to SA and BA), the beer pours a gold/orange color with pretty much no head at all. It smells like some citrusy/grassy hops, honey, lemon and a herbal smell that I assume is the sage that the bottle says the beer is brewed with. It tastes like I'm drinking liquid Ricola. The taste is very herbal, with some honey and yeast too. It's not bad tasting, just very herbal and a little bit bitter. That's the best way I can describe it. Mouthfeel is light/medium, finishes dry and with a good amount of carbonation. Drinkability is good, the beer is very smooth and surprisingly very easy to drink. It's a unique tasting beer, very hard to describe but definitely worth a try. I'd buy this again sometime.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2007 00:21:13 | More by bluejacket74
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Hautacam

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this for the first time at a tasting with the brewer, Jerome Rebetez at My Place Restaurant in CT.
A hazy deep gold with a frothy white head that settles down to a film.
The smell is really interesting....nice sage and hop aroma....a bit unusual.
There is a good malt background ...some honey, but barley sweet...a bit of funk and menthol and a great combination of hops and sage. I had my doubts about a sage beer , but this is really tasty stuff. Dry in the finish...a nice lingering bitter.
Mouthfeel on the light side of medium.
Pretty drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2007 22:42:13 | More by Hautacam
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well-bubbled gold with a fine particulate haze that is due to either yeast or sage... or both. The alabaster cap that filled more than half the glass on the initial pour is softy rocky and pleasingly plush. Although foam bridges connect head and glass, they don't result in an overwhelming amount of lace when they eventually break.

Before popping the swing-top, I took a quick trip to the spice rack to remind myself what sage smells like. After reading the label, I've learned that it comes from a hearty, evergreen shrub. There's no question that this beer smells like sage (and like spruce). I wasn't thrilled with the herb itself, but I like the way La Meule smells. Actually, I love it.

I can't recall having had a sage-infused beer before. I was skeptical at first, but it turns out that it works as well as coriander or cinnamon or just about any other herb or spice. The trick is in adding it to a quality beer and adding it in just the right amount. Both of those conditions have been satisfied here.

I think that most herbed beer is better when it favors sweet over bitter. Herbs can be bitter, and when used alongside hops, things can get out of control in a hurry. That's why I was pleased to see that candi sugar was used. This golden ale has just enough sun-ripened, sugar-crusted maltiness to offset the other flavors. I like this stuff more and more with each passing ounce.

The mouthful favors the light end of light-medium. Due to an expert use of carbonation, it works out well. I'm not sure I'd want a chewy sage beer since this sparkly, refreshing one feels so good in the mouth.

I picked up this bottle of La Meule last week because it looked interesting and because I was curious about what a sage beer would taste like. Frankly, I didn't expect to like it this much. It just goes to show that the list of things that can be used to flavor beer is much longer than most people realize. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2007 12:52:32 | More by BuckeyeNation
La Meule from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
84 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.