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Douze - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

Not Rated.

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very good

82 Ratings

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 07-04-2010)
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Reviews by Neffbeer:
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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into an Allagash glass.

A: It pours a murky straw yellow color with some beautiful orange hues. The head is white and massive with a very, very slow fade. Lots of lacing and cloud-like foam.

S: The hops are definitely up front, herbal and floral with a spicy backside. The salt is noticeable, briny and oceanic along with a yeasty bread aroma. I can distinctly detect peaches and apples as it begin to warm.

T: I don't know where to begin on this one, salty and quite savory. The floral notes from the hops are detectable and the yeast is certainly front and center. There is some saison like funkiness at work here. Pepper and honey also come to mind.

M: Medium bodied with a long dry finish.

O: This is an extremely interesting beer that is drinkable beyond belief. It is light and refreshing and at the same time deep and complex. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 01:11:08 | More by Neffbeer
More User Reviews:
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3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 03:20:36 | More by patre_tim
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-15-2014 02:29:26 | More by DrBier
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.5%

07-01-2014 00:11:20 | More by CrusinforaBrewsin
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-17-2014 15:38:15 | More by wrightst
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4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

november 2009 release

pours a light copper with a hazy body. appeared heavier than it is. white fizzy head holds for a bit.

nose is light spice and tropical fruit. has a very hoppy scent although at 5 years old, i would think they would be muted

very vibrant flavors. light flower with a more dominant fruit and bitterness. towards the finish there is some light salt which blends with the bitterness. almost tastes like a belgian IPA mixed with a saison.

moderate carbonation with a light to moderate body

this is just amazing. found on a 1/2 off shelf so for $10 i won. i would happily pay $20 though. this has many more years on it.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2014 18:24:20 | More by hooliganlife
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-25-2014 15:31:47 | More by atrocity
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-20-2014 15:58:26 | More by DustinSWB
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4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I had the rare feat of having one of these bad boys last week. Labeled as brewed in 09 I think made it that much more enjoyable.

A - a beautiful color, golden with a hue of orange mixed in. A very exciting head that seemed to stick around even after the beer had sat for a few minutes.

S - a bit earthly for me but the worst beer I ever had was still good. You can smell the aging of this beer if that makes sense.

T - absolutely delicious. I was lucky to find this at the beginning of the night so my pallette was clear and not layer with anything else. Mildly fruity seems that there is a bit of a tropical appeal to the brew.

M - full mouth feel. Every taste bud seems to catch something a little different. Full mouth feel to say the least.

O - lucky the people that run the establishment known when to treat a regular well. This was pulled out of the back by the management and presented to me. If you happen to come across this and are a fan of Belgium Pales then you must try this.

Happy drinking!!

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 02:09:40 | More by tomcorey84
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

03-17-2014 01:03:28 | More by ParlayHard8
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

03-13-2014 17:15:40 | More by DrunkinYogi
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4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - white foamy head with great retention, dark golden to amber hue with granules (presumably the salt) suspended in the liquid

S - biscuity, slightly phenolic (belgian-esque) with a very faint brine smell

T - slightly salty, dry biscuit and malt flavor that isn't very complex but intriguing; sea water with alcohol?

M - thicker than I expected but not unwholesome, velvety, very little carbonation kicking around

O - very interesting beer and very session able, succinctly good, well balanced and enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 20:43:11 | More by poolemhore
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4/5  rDev +2%

02-24-2014 20:29:32 | More by HopStoopid120
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4/5  rDev +2%

01-11-2014 02:22:47 | More by MeganPhillips
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4/5  rDev +2%

12-29-2013 09:56:14 | More by jbaker67
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3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Batch 8 is notched, but no date visible. Just bought this, but looks like it was brewed a few years ago...

A: Hazy, golden yellow-orange body. 1/2 finger of thin white head that quickly dissipates to a thin coating. Light lacing.

S: Belgian yeast with fruity notes. Some banana, orange, indistinct spice. Maybe coriander. Noble-smelling hops. Light cracker. Light grass. Good.

T: Brief Belgian yeast spiciness quickly yields to a moderate, noble hop-type bitterness. Semi-dry to dry finish with citrus-zest essence. A bit of pilsner malt biscuit. A subtle saltiness arises in the aftertaste and on the lips. Granted, I was looking for it...

M: Moderate carbonation with a light body makes for smooth drinkability, somewhere between a pilsner and a BPA.

O: Less salty than any Gose I've had, but a rather refreshing, clean-tasting beer. Elements of a pilsner, BPA and a dash of salt on the finish makes for a bit of a gulper. Well done, but not exceptional.


Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 06:12:50 | More by fourstringer
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-14-2013 05:34:58 | More by RochefortChris
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-18-2013 05:44:00 | More by AlexFields
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-14-2013 18:36:52 | More by Canti4341
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

10-31-2013 00:11:57 | More by TXhomebrewer
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4/5  rDev +2%

09-22-2013 02:56:16 | More by kjkinsey
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4/5  rDev +2%

09-21-2013 14:10:56 | More by Texasfan549
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-21-2013 04:44:43 | More by random846
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4/5  rDev +2%

08-30-2013 23:54:36 | More by SteeleWright
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

08-19-2013 16:47:46 | More by pixieskid
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Douze from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
88 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.