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Tarry Suchong - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) visit their website

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerSox on 09-19-2009)
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Reviews by chinchill:
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South Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Distinct and unusual brew has an odd combination of smell and taste, and a mouthfeel that one would not predict from its looks or smell.

Surprising light mouthfeel, but a bit watery

S - yeasty and malty
T - light; malty and smokey

Generally, I am not a fan of smoked beers, but somehow this beer emerges with good drinkability.

Serving type: cask

10-17-2010 16:56:59 | More by chinchill
More User Reviews:
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2/5  rDev -46.2%

06-17-2014 15:36:43 | More by wrightst
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-19-2014 00:21:07 | More by codysjb
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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Poured a darker amber. A fairly dense head. Head does not die away either. Dots of lacing.

S-Interesting aroma. Herbal and smoky for sure. The tea comes out quite noticeably here. Some moderate malty sweetness as well. Interesting but I wasn't particularly fond of it.

T-Smoke and tea are the big duo. The tea flavor is quite authentic. I feel like the smokiness doesn't necessarily jive well with the tea though. There is also some mellow Belgian yeastiness and a strong, sweet, malty character.

M-Medium bodied with some leftover feel after each sip. Soft carbonation. Low bitterness. No noticeable alcohol.

O/D-Interesting but not suited to my tastes. Wouldn't go back to this, however I appreciate it's individuality.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 23:01:37 | More by VelvetExtract
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-08-2013 01:34:28 | More by Texasfan549
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-12-2013 20:51:27 | More by kjkinsey
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-30-2013 23:56:21 | More by SteeleWright
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-03-2013 16:52:43 | More by MatthewWilde
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3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Hazy copper-brown with a finger of frothy white head. Fades quickly.

S - Caramel malts, smoke, vanilla, tea, some fruits.

T - Sweet caramel malts, some citrus and other fruits, smoke, vanilla, herbal tea.

M - Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and smokey finish.

D - Nice smoked beer. The smoke character is nice but could use a bit more carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 07:12:03 | More by ngeunit1
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-29-2012 15:40:42 | More by pixieskid
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-22-2012 01:48:13 | More by t0rin0
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

08-15-2012 00:04:08 | More by HumanParaquat
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North Carolina

2.53/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Despite an increasingly hard pour, I was barely able to rouse more than 1/2 inch of head to cap the amber colored liquid; speckles of lacing are left behind, however

Smell: Charred embers, band-aids and chamomile tea

Taste: Chamomile tea and ginger, with an increasingly sour, phenolic character that develops by mid-palate; band-aids galore in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body and rather flat

Overall: Although I have enjoyed a number of beers from this brewery, this beer was not among them; perhaps I just got a bad example

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 17:24:02 | More by brentk56
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-21-2012 20:51:20 | More by standardcherry
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3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stubby, swing-top bottle; batch number of 9C.

Mellow pour, barely any head. Smell begins sweet & fruity before smoke moves in and herb-y tea notes take over.

Flavor is much the same: fruity and mildly tart up front until the tea leaves grab hold of my taste buds. Finishes like drinking a glass of iced tea, though unfortunately I dislike tea. Much closer to the Sahti style than other smoked beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 03:21:04 | More by brystmar
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer looks gorgeous as i pour from the mini-growler bottle into a piraat tulip glass. Nice orange/red color, with white head. Smells of brett funk with slight hints of vinegar and a hint of fruitiness. Taste is unlike anything I've ever had. There is some sort of spice I'm not entirely familiar with that is somewhat medicinal in quality. Tastes very much like a spicy saison mixed with flanders red and then spiked with smoke, which starts from disgusting to "out of place" to interesting the more I drink it. I can't say it tastes bad, but I can't say I love it either. it's just "different." A tannic quality seems to come through the more I drink it.

Well I guess the thing with BFM is that every beer is an experience and this is no different. I don't get into "weird" beers that much, but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it. One of those "glad I tried it" beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 02:31:20 | More by Blanco
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-19-2012 22:37:33 | More by zxcvbqqq
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

02-25-2012 02:43:20 | More by zonker17
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3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells a bit yeasty with a malty banana scent, it's like a haystack with bananas on top.

Pours a rosy, slightly brown color, like a red penny, with light haze.

Fruitiness that leans more toward the dry side than the sweet side. Malt character is very light, tea is stronger in the flavor and is probably where the tart comes from. Flavor fits into the sour profile. There is a very light smoke flavor in the aftertaste.

Medium to low tingle, watery character with a slight tannin feel.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 02:18:53 | More by Doppelbockulus
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

01-04-2012 03:10:42 | More by ohtheguilt
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3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to 6 oz fluted taster glass

A: SRM is medium amber color. Some sediment noticable. Head is 1/2 in, off white, dissipates to line the rim of the glass. Medium/heavy carbonation. Light/medium lacing.

S: Medium smoke notes are noticable along with tea. Light malt and hop notes are noticable, a touch of sweetness also hits the nose.

T: Mild smokiness blends with a lightly tart/sour/funky characteristic. Tea is noticable and everything blends with no one characteristic standing out.

M: Contrasting sensations come from the tartness, which stimulates the palate, the smokiness, which tames the tartness, and the tea which helps to keep the palate fresh. This all creates a very appealing mouthfeel.

O: Quite interesting and delicately brewed beer. The balance of flavors was quite refreshing. Another quality beer from BFM. Will definitely seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 13:07:01 | More by tsauce2
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-02-2011 18:45:03 | More by Rochefort10nh
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3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch C-9

Not much head, but some surface bubbles thst stuck around and lace nicely. Body is light red-brown.

Smell is nice. Some smoke and also plum.

Taste is a lot more sour than I anticipated, but not in a bad way. Not vinegary or anything, and it disappears as quickly as it appeared. I guess there's some smoke in here, certainly a bit of wood, but it doesn't beat you over the head with it.

Mouthfeel is good, but not amazing or anything.

This is decent and pretty refreshing. Leaves my mouth slightly sticky (though maybe I just didn't drink enough water today.) Definitely not worth the $8.50 I paid for it, but an interesting curiosity and the reusable flip-top bottle is neat.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 01:39:22 | More by zaphodchak
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-15-2011 00:10:35 | More by JAHMUR
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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle from the brewery, 2011 edition

Pours dark amber with frothy, off-white head that slowly fades to patchy layer. Aroma is citric sourness with faint hints of smoke and tea, more smoke appears as the beer warms up.

Taste is mostly fruity tartness, later some farmyard character sets in. There are background notes of smoky malt that become more pronounced towards the finish. Hints of tea can be felt in the long lasting citric and slightly acidic aftertaste. Mouthfeel is smooth medium with low/medium carbonation.

A strange brew. Although I appreciate tart beer and I like smoked beers, I am not sure I liked this particular combination. Of course, in such situations I always consider the price and then my conclusion would be that it was not worth its price.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 19:06:41 | More by atis
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Tarry Suchong from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
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