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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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169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 26.09%
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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oline73

Maryland

3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Max's. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a reddish cloudy dark amber. Looks rather murky with no head to speak of.

Smell: Very vinegary, reminds me a bit of malt vinegar. Mildly sweet from the grain with some fruity notes as well.

Taste: Super vinegary with fruit notes and malt. The finish is extremely bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with hardly any carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: The fruit notes were good in this beer, but I thought the vinegar notes were a bit strong. A good sour, and very interesting, but I don't think I'd go back again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2011 02:14:01 | More by oline73
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cocojoe

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 10:34:44 | More by cocojoe
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at jmgrub’s tasting.

2011 vintage.

Pours a murky honey brown with no head and no lacing. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some slight vinegar notes. Taste is very much the same with an acidic quality on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with only a slight crispness. Overall, this is a pretty good beer as it is but I get zero rum barrel or typical barleywine aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 00:34:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
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DoubleJ

California

3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Not a collaboration that I would have anticipated. Terrapin, which I can't get in California, decides to share their skills with the folks of BFM, a Swiss brewer. Part of the beer was aged in rum oak, so this could end up as a fun one. Coming out of a swing-top 33cl stubby bottle, on to the beer:

It looks dead. Flat, muddy brown color which strays into a yellow hue at places. Not even a fizzle of carbonation or head were founnd on the pour. It has legs though, adding much needed texture to the appearance. An interesting nose rebounds some confidence. Sweet like raisins, soaked in rum. There's a white grape element as well.

Is this my first sour barleywine? Me thinks so. The flavor is a lot like soured grapes. There's a subtle lick of oak, otherwise this beer is a strong, one trick pony. Some of the alcohol is felt in the mouth, with a stronger sensation of heat in the throat. The beer is full bodied, without carbonation, making it easy going down.

I have mixed feelings. While this was much different than I anticpated (annd quite good at that), my sweet tooth was really craving that rum and maltiness so typical of the style. Don't expect to run into a barleywine, come in expecting something sour.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 04:53:13 | More by DoubleJ
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

04-07-2014 23:19:48 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

10-01-2012 22:48:15 | More by acurtis
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

09-22-2012 01:15:56 | More by Beerontwowheels
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-21-2014 02:13:57 | More by Griffith
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

330 mL swing top bottle poured into a Kate the Great snifter.

Appearance - Murky brown pond water with no carbonation. A small collection of bubbles from a very vigorous pour, but that's most likely not being released from this beer... I don't know how this could look any less appetizing. 1.5 may be a generous rating.

Smell - Fascinating and complex. Rum, vinous red wine characteristics. Certainly smells acidic. Oak and some malt comes through, but it's definitely secondary.

Taste - This took a while to grow on me. I initially wanted to dump it. Acidic red wine, tannins, and oak really permeate every other flavor. But deep inside is a decent beer. The rum is lost in the taste, unfortunately. Light caramel and toffee persist. Some earthiness in the finish. Very interesting, but slightly difficult to drink.

Mouthfeel - Flat. Not an easy beer to drink. This will take me a long time. Not really thick, but acidic and a little bit astringent.

Overall - This is tough to review. Insanely complex and fascinating flavors, not all of which are easy to consume. The sourness adds and detracts at the same time. Reminds me a lot of Billy the Mountain, another beer that is incredible and difficult at the same time. Very BFM.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 03:03:13 | More by Alieniloquium
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-07-2012 20:04:39 | More by hoppymcgee
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-02-2012 01:26:45 | More by largadeer
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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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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-11-2012 22:45:35 | More by ygtbsm94
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jsurfs82

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

04-04-2012 04:18:32 | More by jsurfs82
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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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brystmar

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-06-2012 17:04:30 | More by brystmar
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-09-2012 20:04:54 | More by jwat
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

10-16-2012 14:55:07 | More by RblWthACoz
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-04-2012 03:10:25 | More by ohtheguilt
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-05-2013 10:39:28 | More by beernads
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Herky21

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-30-2014 23:38:12 | More by Herky21
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AndrewK

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

04-16-2012 00:31:19 | More by AndrewK
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

10-01-2012 22:49:39 | More by djrn2
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: very murky. Brown with red hues. No head really.

S: vinegar and some apricot and raisin.

T: starts with apricot, salty, bitter and chardonnay like and finishes woody

M: moderate to high carbonation and medium body.

Overall: this one is hard to drink. Strange beer as expected from bfm, not really terrapin like.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2011 11:33:00 | More by kylehay2004
Spike & Jérôme’s Cuvée Délirante (Collaboration Ale) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
79 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.