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Douze - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) visit their website
Switzerland

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 07-04-2010

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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.78/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Prying out the cork releases a tart sour nose with a little funk, lemon and herbs and hint of spice.
It pours hazy peachy gold under a finely bubbled 1" snow white foam cap.
Salt and fruit initiate the palate - peach and plum, some malt in the background which gives way to a lemony tart finish. The interaction between the tart and the salt is very interesting. The salt and the herbal qualities give it a slightly savory character. Not much hop bitter action.
Light and very exquisitely carbonated like a gueuze or a Berliner Weiss.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Appearance: golden orange with a gauzy film and good lacing

Aroma: pungent, grassy hops with a touch of citrus. bright, belgian yeast complexity. apricoty malt sweetness. there is a faint rubber scent, unfortunately, but it is easy to overlook

Taste: a very bold collection of flavors. strong hop flavors lead the way, with Cascade and Hallertau doing much of the work here. bright-fruit belgian maltiness. the salt presents at the finish and accentuates the flavors preceding it. the mouthfeel is sufficient to carry these strong elements but not clumsy

Overall: this is complex and different. the salt is evident and i really like it. i will now investigate adding salt to my homebrews. my new favorite Swiss beverage

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3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep honey colour, cloudy through and through, lots of fine bubbles, a finger of well sustained whip cream mounded head, sugary lacing.

S: Fruity, phenols, Belgian yeasts, lemon zest, peach pit, nectarine.

T: Fruity and floral with a tannin dry quality like black tea, a little tartness, a little sweetness, the flesh of nectarines, a floral blossom quality, a lingering bitterness. Not overly salty though there is Fleur de sel in it.

M: Medium body, low carbonation.

O: My first Swiss beer, and BA says its already retired. Love the experimental aspect of using Fleur de sel. Was glad to find it at Brawley’s Beverages in Charlotte. Drank in Boca Raton July 19, 2014.

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Douze from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
87 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.