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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
good

49 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.56/5  rDev -4%
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!

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3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

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La Cuvee Du XIV from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
84 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.