Spike & Jérôme’s Cuvée Délirante (Collaboration Ale) - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
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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
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
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
2.2/5 rDev -35.7%
Little flip top. Nearly becalmed, thick apple cider brown pour.
Aroma, there is some faint sour here. Check that, pretty potent vinegar. Faint caramel behind it.
Taste, Cider and red wine vinegar. There is more oaky malt here, but not much more. Some sherry. Faint cocoa finish, but the vinegar lingers.
It's pretty heavy, nice for a barleywine, but there is not enough carbonation for the sour ale it is. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. I struggled with this little bottle, but if you like and are ready for a sour, this might be nice.
Not undrinkabe, though nearly. More like something you could get from Russian River, like some sort of wild ale.
12-07-2012 03:25:44 | More by Bung
3.7/5 rDev +8.2%
Pours a dark ruby red with very little visible carbonation.
Grape and dark candied sugars in the nose.
Slightly sour with little carbonation. Tart without biting. Medium body and zero hops throughout.
Very tasty but not at all what I expected. English barley wine? What's that you say? Was there lactobacillus or brett in that rum barrel? Some spice and hotness from the run I presume. Alcohol is well hidden despite the spice and general hotness. Worth a try if you can find it.
12-07-2012 01:13:30 | More by stewart124
2.48/5 rDev -27.5%
33cl into a tulip. Pours a dull dead cola dirty dishwater, zero head zero lacing zero carbonation.
Aroma is strong with vinous notes, treacly, minor oxidation, lots of dark rum. very nice, it reaches from a distance
Taste is wholly surprising with it's level of sour, unexpected but I can now sense it in the scent. Light bodied lifeless mouthfeel. The rye is obvious and the barrel is obvious but why they call this a barleywine is not.
unworthy of a lengthy description, disappointing
12-03-2012 00:40:08 | More by impending
3.88/5 rDev +13.5%
This is the US Edition brewed and bottled by Terrapin.
A - dark opaque amber with little head
S - bourbon barrels, baked apples, sugar, vanilla, wood
T - brown sugar, wood, caramel, baked apples, faintly bitter, vanilla, alcohol
M - full bodied, smooth, well carbonated
This is a full flavored, complex barleywine. Each flavor appears as an individual at first. As the beer warms there is a little cohesion and balance that comes about. In the end, it's a nice barleywine, but I'm not sure it's one I would try again. It was definitely well worth trying once though.
11-16-2012 02:08:04 | More by tdm168
District of Columbia
3/5 rDev -12.3%
Whew, I had trouble finding the record for this one on BA.
Served in a Cigar City snifter.
A: Poured a caramel brown color, with only a slight whispy head that even poured that way. Usually BA Barleywines aren't about the head they produce.
S: Very, very faint smell of melted Jolly Rancher, oak, and maybe a hint of candi sugar. Nothing overpowering or groundbreaking here.
T: Kinda wet carboard-like actually. One-dimensional would be an understatement. I got processed caramel, grains, and only a hint of oak... which didn't do a very good job covering up the booze.
M: The booziest English BW I've tried in a while BY FAR. They really need to go back to the drawing board on this one. Sure, it was thick enough, but I didn't care after a while. The lacing was minimal as was the carbonation.
O: Not quite bad enough to be a drain pour, but damn near bland enough to be one.
10-23-2012 23:19:39 | More by Chaney
4.03/5 rDev +17.8%
First i have to say i am reviewing this beer as if it was a Flander's style sour ale nit a Barleywine.
Pour a brownish foggy color with almost no carbonation, smell is of mustarted and pine, and fate raspberry, tastes of lemon juice, tart berrys and a tinge of copper.
Overall; A big find for sour lovers. I would never call this beer a barleywine thou.
10-18-2012 22:25:56 | More by RollBounce
Spike & Jérôme’s Cuvée Délirante (Collaboration Ale) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
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