Spike & Jérôme’s Cuvée Délirante (Collaboration Ale) - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
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3.18/5 rDev -7%
A - A dark brown, not much head or any sticy lace
S - Sour, with prevalent alcohol.
T - Sweet and sour! Mostly sour. Not very well balanced
M - Medium bodied, low carbonation.
O - A non-carbonated sour. Not very good. Hopefully their next collaboration is better.
01-01-2012 07:11:37 | More by BeerDawgs
3.34/5 rDev -2.3%
A: Pours a dark reddish brown with a very small amount of head, and what is there dissipates to nothing, leaving no lacing.
S: Sweet and sour malt, with notes of sour cherry and honey.
T: Sour, but balanced by the significant sweetness. The slightly boozy syrupy note coats the inside of the mouth, with a sour note digging out the center.
M: Full body, very low carbonation.
Overall, interesting, but I'm not sure I'd really recommend it, and I wouldn't seek it out again. It's certainly still worth a try if you are interested in something unique.
02-26-2014 07:51:24 | More by seand
3.45/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
10-20-2011 02:14:01 | More by oline73
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
3.48/5 rDev +1.8%
Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at jmgrub’s tasting.
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.
04-17-2012 00:34:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.48/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
07-26-2012 04:53:13 | More by DoubleJ
3.5/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
07-14-2012 03:03:13 | More by Alieniloquium
Spike & Jérôme’s Cuvée Délirante (Collaboration Ale) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
78 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.