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XV (√225 Saison) - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

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XV (√225 Saison)XV (√225 Saison)

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

333 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 333
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8%
Wants: 15
Gots: 35 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) visit their website
Switzerland

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beer-A-Lot on 12-10-2012)
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Photo of philmen
4/5  rDev -5.9%

philmen, Yesterday at 02:14 AM
Photo of gtermi
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours a cloudy golden body. Has a sweet saison funk to the smell. The taste is brett forward with a nice sweetness. Thicker carbonation and body. Very solid beer

gtermi, Friday at 05:56 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

iDrake, Thursday at 03:46 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

Brams17, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of ChicagoMikeS
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

The color is a pale but slightly hazy yellowish-orange. It pours with a light head of about two fingers.

The aroma is nice. It has a sweetness backed up by some strong hints of spiciness, possibly coriander, and just a little bit of funkiness.

The flavor is slightly tart coupled with the spiciness detected in the nose. It finishes very crisp and refreshing with a note of zesty citrus

The body is very light and crisp, it's very easy drinking.

Overall it was an excellent saison. It was more sour/funkier than most I've had before, but quite delicious. The only thing stopping me from loading up on it is the price tag.

ChicagoMikeS, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

MarshallBirdhouse, Sep 09, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +4.5%

JPurshock, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Very little pop or hiss when opening. Gonna love this little bottle for home brewing though.

Deep orange apricot body, a bit of fizz sound off the pour with some fluffy carbonation and matching head. Settles three fingers tall, with small retention. Collapses into a real nice bowled puck though and thick soapy bone white collar. Some yeast sediment, from topping up, and scattered lacing.

Real interesting bouquet. Pollen, slight garden apple sweetness with some pear skin and real nice funky acidic quality. Hints of good sourdough bread on the malt bill, with a big punch. Very impressive. Lemon tropics as well, with a real diverse nose.

Palate fills with a big wine like body, with complimenting sour fruit. Hints of tropical mango, and a big earthy brett and pepper finish. Lemon really finishes to pick up the brett and a big oily zesty rind as well. Not as juiced as anticipated, more of a light white wine body but still easily holding the flavors nicely.

Overall, great solid saison and beer as expected from these guys. Always need to drink more of their stuff.

smakawhat, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

ryanflc, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

jprivott, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Brewsed, Sep 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

yeaprolly, Aug 31, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%

drew74, Aug 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Dogleg, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%

Pours a cloudy orange body with large head and foamy lace that takes a long time to die down.
Intense sour aroma first hits me and then I get some barnyard funk along with touches of malts and possible dark fruit.
Beer is smooth and slightly sweet at first with touches of tropical fruit sweetness and possible caramel or toffee malts, then I get hit with a sharp, crisp, sour and funky bite like some sour apple and brett hit me.
Good balance, yeast gives it a fuller body and keeps it smooth sailing, and there is a crisp finish.
Rather pleasant and easy sour beer thanks to good amount of sweetness that sticks with it and well worth trying.

clayrock81, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

kjrod20, Aug 26, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%

Looks outstanding with a golden, hazy finish and a huge, fluffy white head. Great aroma and flavor with tartness and funk. Fantastic!

GJ40, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

msquared36, Aug 24, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +3.5%

Highbury09, Aug 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ucsbmullet, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

HookemHoos, Aug 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Maillard, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Fabiand, Aug 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

mikeburd1128, Aug 19, 2014
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XV (√225 Saison) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
94 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.