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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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84
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49 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 18.33%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ADZA on 04-16-2012)
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Reviews by beerdrifter:
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.28/5  rDev +15.4%

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!

11-14-2013 18:22:34 | More by beerdrifter
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +13.2%

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.

03-01-2013 22:18:37 | More by oberon
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-13-2014 23:29:06 | More by JakerLou
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-08-2014 22:23:30 | More by Griffith
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

08-20-2012 01:51:13 | More by Sammy
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oso

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-18-2014 04:33:55 | More by oso
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jlisuk

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-21-2014 03:54:30 | More by jlisuk
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goochpunch

Texas

4.14/5  rDev +11.6%

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.

07-06-2014 02:37:20 | More by goochpunch
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-22-2012 19:03:05 | More by mdillon86
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

05-26-2014 17:43:18 | More by Phyl21ca
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fourstringer

Maryland

3.56/5  rDev -4%

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!

11-28-2013 00:56:11 | More by fourstringer
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

08-08-2012 19:36:38 | More by hoppymcgee
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-27-2014 02:57:40 | More by jaydoc
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +14%

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.

12-01-2012 03:49:37 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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spicelab

Australia

3.24/5  rDev -12.7%

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.

08-02-2013 09:43:17 | More by spicelab
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

06-15-2013 10:43:42 | More by Rwalford74
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

12-09-2013 17:04:45 | More by ygtbsm94
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

01-11-2013 20:11:09 | More by Thorpe429
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random846

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-21-2013 04:45:19 | More by random846
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

10-21-2012 15:35:58 | More by Hanzo
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thereal_adam

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-31-2014 02:38:48 | More by thereal_adam
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Canti4341

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-17-2013 22:18:44 | More by Canti4341
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-27-2013 04:49:33 | More by DrunkinYogi
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-17-2014 03:29:06 | More by bigred89
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bbadger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-05-2014 05:43:27 | More by bbadger
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La Cuvee Du XIV from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
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