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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
78
okay

174 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 26.9%
Wants: 9
Gots: 29 | 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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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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

Illinois

2/5  rDev -41.5%

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

Illinois

1.9/5  rDev -44.4%

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.

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17%

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

North Carolina

1.29/5  rDev -62.3%

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.

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

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-22-2013 01:19:13 | More by mikeincharleston
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dapatte2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.3%

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

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

California

1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

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

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

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

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

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

Lesotho

4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

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

Illinois

1/5  rDev -70.8%

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.

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

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -12.3%

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

Alabama

1/5  rDev -70.8%

01-26-2013 22:03:51 | More by Riverared
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CJS

Florida

3/5  rDev -12.3%

01-22-2013 21:07:42 | More by CJS
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alamode

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12.3%

01-19-2013 16:02:50 | More by alamode
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-18-2013 04:42:46 | More by spycow
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

01-09-2013 00:13:54 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-05-2013 10:39:28 | More by beernads
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cocojoe

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%

A: Murky brown with reddish hues to it

S: Caramel, toffee, Funky, tart, alcohol, cheesy quality, Oud Bruin like

T: Smoothe, sweet, caramel, very tart, dry, those same oud bruin like qualities are there. Can tell that the big barley wine body is there, with a different yeast quality. Tannic notes as well.

M: Dry, Tart, Full Body

O: Really Interesting. A lot of things going on. Barley wine, very tart, sweet, and dry. Would definitely drink again though.

12-31-2012 10:34:44 | More by cocojoe
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +19.9%

I poured this beer into a snifter to maximize the aroma off this blended ale.

Off the top I pick up a decent amount of sour off the top. This is a very rich smell with lots of fruit in there (like cherry and dark fruit). I would say that this carries more of the biere de Garde style to the bouquet.

The flavor is rich as well. I like the way that this biere lingers in the mouth.

I was lucky to have found this at a liquor store about six months ago. I think I opened it at the perfect time to maximize the flavor and nose.

12-27-2012 18:12:32 | More by ummswimmin
Spike & Jérôme’s Cuvée Délirante (Collaboration Ale) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
78 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.