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La Cuvee Du XIV - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

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La Cuvee Du XIVLa Cuvee Du XIV

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BA SCORE
84
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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 17.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) visit their website
Switzerland

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ADZA on 04-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 13
Reviews by Beer-A-Lot:
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Birch:

Yummy. Very different (obviously) from a typical Weizenbock-much more sour-but super tasty all the same. Very unique, woth trying. You will try . . . you will try. Excellent. Looking forward to more. So easy to drink. Has to be tasty with food too.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.19/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a weizen glass a murky amber with some chunkies and floatiesswirling at the bottom of the glass,a nice looking large blooming slightly off white head atop that slowly settled into a frothy mass.Aromas have a bit of a warming tone to them,nutmeg and clove over top of bananas foster-like caramel notes,I don't get much sour and/or funk.Mild roasy coffee flavors to go along with caramel and banana,there is a light tart green apple-like note finish.The coffee adds just enough to the flavor profile to give it that added extra something,damn good and inventive.

Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Ebenezer's. A good weizenbock, though not the best I have had. Good drinkability, smooth, tasty citrus. I would expect a fuller mouthfeel,however.Suitably carbonated.Fruity.A touch of cherry. A good head. A little sugary, Sweetish overall, glad I had it on tap.

Photo of goochpunch
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours out a light caramel color with a thinnish white head. Smells of light funk, caramel, chocolate, spicy yeast. Has the maltiness of a dunkelweizen, but with a kind of Franco-Belgian funky, tart yeast character. I don't pick up much coffee, if at all. Mouthfeel is pretty light for the alcohol strength. Carbonation is a bit prickly. Certainly an unexpected beer, based on this being labeled a coffee dunkelweizen. Tasty.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a light clear brown color bock with a medium size off-white foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of tart and hoppy notes with quite strong floral coffee aromas. Taste is unique mixes of tart notes mix in with dry hoppy notes with some floral coffee notes with light dry bitterness. Body is light with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very unique mix of flavours but not sure I would feel the need to drink this again.

Photo of fourstringer
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 mL green bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Label has batch notched at 5. Didn't realize this was a one-off...

A: Cloudy, rust-colored orange with 1 solid finger of off-white head. Decent retention. Nice lacing.

S: Yeast dominant. Lactic tartness. Lemon, clove, spice. Floral hops. Light soap. Maybe if I strain I can pick up traces of banana.

T: Slight tang and touch of funk leads into an assertive hop bitterness. Builds to a fairly dry, floral finish. Muted coffee notes arise late and linger into the aftertaste. No alcohol to speak of.

M: Smooth, moderate carbonation and moderate body. Well suited to the flavor profile. Very nice.

O: Well, I'm a bit confused with this beer. I liked it, and then I liked it less, and then I liked it a bit more, and then a bit less, and so and so forth. Not a typical Weizenbock at all, let's just get that out of the way. More of a Belgian pale or a heavily hopped saison. Or a hybrid of the two. Interesting quaff, but I do suspect this probably drank better earlier in its life...

Prost!

Photo of spicelab
3.26/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from Beermasons. Been harbouring for a year at least.

Clear toffee-amber, on the first pour at least, with a billowing beige head that takes forever to collapse. Nice latticework.

Weizenbock? Strikes as more of an amber ale with the slightly lactic BFM yeast strain very much in evidence. Decent bready caramel aromas alongside assertive red grape and balsamic. Only a hint of the richer toffee and banana notes you'd expect. Quite alright, if not even close to style.

Taste is a largely yeast-driven melange of sour grape, nailpolish remover and stale, almost tannic notes, which dominate the non-descript caramel malt backbone

Medium body, moderate carbonation. Feels lighter than 7.5% Lactic, almost metallic finish isn't all that pleasant

Whatever this confused beast is trying to be, it aint a Weizenbock. Knowing Beermasons though, this bottle is probably in terrible nick.

Photo of beerdrifter
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. This is their 14th Anniversary Weizen Bock brewed with coffee beans. Murky amber-brown pour with an off-white creamy three finger head with decent retention and nice lacing. Spicy, bready, slightly sour, malty nose with hints of banana, apple, toffee, grapes, and a touch of barnyard. The taste is really unique and surprisingly bold. The coffee is much more prevalent along with hints of wood, tobacco, banana, plum, raisin, clove, toffee, brown bread, leather, and just a touch of orange peel. The mouthfeel is slightly thick with medium carbonation, great balance, and a nice creamy, tart finish. Overall, this was not a beer I would normally gravitate to. But I took the recommendation and I'm glad I did. It's crazy unique, crazy flavorful, and weirdly wonderful. I'm totally impressed with BFM so far!

Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 08/30/12 notes. Had this on tap at Blind Tiger in NYC. Served in a 10 oz. tulip.

a - Pours a hazy reddish brown color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sweet dark fruits, fruity malts, lightly sour fruits, sour cherries, light funk. Very nice sweet and sour fruity nose; I like it a lot.

t - Tastes of sour cherries, sweet dark fruits, wine, oak, fruity malts. Taste is more sour than the nose was, though still not too much sourness.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, body is pretty smooth. Doesn't feel like 7.5% ABV.

o - Overall a really nice weizenbock. Kind of a mix of a sweet fruit beer and a slightly sour cherry beer. Very easy to drink and something I'd certainly pick up a bottle of if I saw it in the store.

Photo of ADZA
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Beermasons for this and pours a murky blood orange hue which leaves a creamy dimple laden two finger head that stays and leaves nice lacing everywhere,the smell is banannas,sour cherries,nutmeg and funky yeast,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and has tastes of orange peels,banannas,wheaty bread,funky yeast,nutmeg,caramel,a touch of alcohol and finished with a full feel of blood oranges and a funky tartness and overall a nice example of the style and a pretty versatile drop that goes with most food cheers.

Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured in a snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark amber color with a big aired bubbled yellow head. Good retention and few lacings left

S: Citric on the nose. Fruity. Passion fruit. Delicious beer. Sweet caramel. Caramel malts and yeasts. Light coffee in the end

T: Caramel malts, candy sugar, citrus hops, sweet upfront and bitter citrus earthy end. Wheat? Maybe ... in overall, a mild sweet beer with a delicious bitter end

M: Creamy, heavy, molasses body. Medium carbonation. Pleasant bitter citrus aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Excellent beer

Photo of woosterbill
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Prime 16.

A: Clear deep amber body under a fine, persistent inch of tan head. Great lacing.

S: Lovely, assertive aroma of honey, banana, caramel, and herbal hops. A bit of acetone, in a good way. I'm into it.

T: Rich, sweet, and yeasty, with the caramelized banana from the aroma coming through in spades. Some spice, booze, and honey on the finish. Maybe a trifle too sweet, but delicious.

M: Soft, creamy, fairly full body. Lovely.

O: I was expecting something a little crazier, but this was just a delicious Weizenbock. Plain and simple.

Cheers!

Photo of ummswimmin
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer in the Ginger Man NYC. This review is taken from notes.

The beer is reddish with about two fingers of sticky foam when served. The foam sticks around for some decent lacing.

The nose is pretty sour, which sticks around really well for sipping. I also got some cherry in the flavor.

This makes for a challenging sipper; almost like a geuze.

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La Cuvee Du XIV from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
84 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.