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Spike & Jérôme’s Cuvée Délirante (Collaboration Ale) - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

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Spike & Jérôme’s Cuvée Délirante (Collaboration Ale)Spike & Jérôme’s Cuvée Délirante (Collaboration Ale)

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BA SCORE
79
okay

171 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 25.8%
Wants: 9
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) visit their website
Switzerland

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.03% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Rare and Funky beer brewed with Spike from Terrapin for "Un Mare di Birra" Beer Cruise. Rum barrel aged Rye Barleywine (20% rye).

(Beer added by: Viciousknishs on 09-21-2011)
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Texasfan549

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -56.5%

12-21-2013 22:58:24 | More by Texasfan549
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

11-23-2013 12:08:31 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thick and syrupy. Rather flat and unremarkable. Very little in the way of carbonation. Murky, Kind of nasty…

Lots of Cherry, lemon, vinegar. Lots of berry. Tart vanilla/barf /foot aroma.

Tarrrrt!!! Dry, nicely bitter, slightly metallic. Dead, missing any carbonation or life. Sweetness is even and quickly interrupted by quirky dryness. Not a lemon drop for sure. Lots of cherry and red apple. Rum is noticeable, but not promenade; it must have been an old barrel they used to infect…

Slightly a mess. Dry, unremarkably bitter and sour. Sourness is mixed with orange peel. Different. Not sure I recommend @ $10 for a 33cl. Glad I tried it, but not as sour as I would have liked. BdM is still king for the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 05:07:17 | More by chugalug06
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kencarman

Tennessee

3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Here's the problem. They list this as a Biere de Garde on the bottle. Um... not. If it is the aging in rum barrels has covered that and turned it far too dark. Hazy.

Don't get me wrong: this is a beautiful quaff if you're looking for a sweet rum beer but every other sense, whether Barleywine as listed here, Biere DG as listed on bottle, or Barley RYNE as also listed on the bottle are gone. None of the malt, or rye if that was in here or the often sweet, complex maltiness of a BW.

Can we also add that what style they wanted it to be is, perhaps intentionally, confusing. BDG and BW are very different?

I get rum sweet and hefty abv. Otherwise all masked. There's no "inteplay" other than between rum and sweet. Carbonation? Flat as hell. Hops? Nah.

Be interested in trying with without the rum, or at least less.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 00:21:50 | More by kencarman
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DIM

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -71%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Oh good, my first flat infected beer. What the hell is up with so many reviewers noting how tart this is and giving it decent or better scores? Its a barleywine for crying out loud.

a: Flat murky brown.

s: Vinegar. No barleywine or rum barrel.

t: Vinegar. No barleywine or rum barrel.

m: Flat.

o: Absolute garbage. I was really excited to try this, I love the idea of partially barrel aged beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 00:14:49 | More by DIM
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wiltznucs

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

09-29-2013 03:44:42 | More by wiltznucs
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

1.53/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

popped the swing top open and heard a slight fizz.. poured a murky brown with no head at all. smells of barley, rye, chocolate, and wood barrels.. wine/vinegar. ohai infection.. this tastes awful.. vinegar, wood, etc etc.. off putting bitterness reminiscent of burnt plastic/rubber. combine that with the flat body, and we have a drain pour.

you would figure a 10% barley wine would keep for at least 2 years, but not this one.. i did hear a while ago that most of this batch was infected, so i assume this is one of those bottles.. really sucks because this was not cheap whatsoever.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 02:25:05 | More by facundoCNB
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-31-2013 03:10:32 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

2/5  rDev -42%

08-14-2013 18:46:49 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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TMoney2591

Illinois

1.9/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

It's been a little while since I've had a BFM beer, so I figured, what with Terrapin being involved (and considering I can no longer easily obtain their beers since moving back from the coast), I'd give this one a shot. It pours a clear ruby-auburn with no real head to speak of. Looks about as still as an aged wine. The nose comprises mild marmalade (something I just tried the other day, oddly enough), sweet caramel, a pinch of cinnamon, and a strong current of boozy vinegar. The taste is a wave of acetone and vinegar, each artificially flavored with Bertie Bott Jelly Belly flavors (you know, absurd things like bone, snot, and the like), rye bread, and vague fruits. I can't impart how objectionable this combination was upon first sip, but, believe you me, it was the closest I've been in a long time to having my own genuine spit take. Suffice it to say: it's muddled and awful. The body is a stolid medium, with a light carbonation and a slick-ish feel. Overall, this sounded like a good idea for a beer, but the execution proved quite the contrary. Something tells me the rum-barreling went awry, but, regardless of the true cause, this beer just tastes godawful.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 21:47:00 | More by TMoney2591
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MatthewPlus

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-25-2013 14:41:20 | More by MatthewPlus
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-14-2013 18:00:39 | More by pathman
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-03-2013 02:27:36 | More by AdamP
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Rusel_G

North Carolina

1.29/5  rDev -62.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A: Muddy red with no carbonation to it.

S: Strong Vinegar smell to it.

T: Red wine vinegar taste to it & very sour, tastes exactly like it smells.

M: Dry, Tart, medium body.

O: I think this is past its prime. No carbonation, & strong vinegar taste distracts from what I can even imagine the intended beer was supposed to be. Came in a pretty cool flip top bottle though.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 00:28:13 | More by Rusel_G
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -13%

05-22-2013 01:19:13 | More by mikeincharleston
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13%

05-15-2013 01:57:36 | More by dapatte2
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irish01980

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-15-2013 00:21:48 | More by irish01980
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

04-18-2013 17:58:14 | More by TheBishopco
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Alek

California

1.75/5  rDev -49.3%

03-20-2013 02:27:15 | More by Alek
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

03-19-2013 02:06:33 | More by mendvicdog
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halo913

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

03-09-2013 19:14:40 | More by halo913
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bum732

Lesotho

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

03-02-2013 18:00:15 | More by bum732
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match1112

Illinois

1/5  rDev -71%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

the 11.4oz swing top made a noticable hiss as it swung open so i know it wasn't completely flat. despite that, there are no signs of life to this beer as it pours out into the cup. body is a dark murky brown with some reddish hues around the top edges.

the nose is very sweet and jelly like, reminds me of jello shots when they're in liquid stage. the taste is horrid, this could be the worst beer i've ever had. overly sweet with a flat stale juice flavor to it. there is a noticable alcohol presence to it, but it doesnt have any hints of rum or oak to it, jkust over the top sweetness.

mouthfeel is completely flat and sticky. like i mentioned earlier, there is some alcohol burn to it. overall this is just nasty. i'm at a loss of words for how truly horrid this beer is.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 23:37:20 | More by match1112
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Connecticut

3/5  rDev -13%

02-07-2013 23:56:35 | More by JDavidRice
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Alabama

1/5  rDev -71%

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Spike & Jérôme’s Cuvée Délirante (Collaboration Ale) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
79 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.