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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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356 Ratings
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Ratings: 356
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.76%
Wants: 15
Gots: 39 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) visit their website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beer-A-Lot on 12-10-2012)
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3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 10/24/14

Split with Goblinmunkey7

A: Pours clear until the sediment at the bottom of the bottle hits the glass - medium to burnt orange in color with some golden highlights - medium sized, white head, fades to a wispy cap, leaves some nice streaks and blobs of lacing

S: A potent aroma that smells both familiar and unfamiliar - very funky, with some big funk - yeasty, with some ripe, lactic funk - some farmhouse weirdness, old cellar, old barn aroma - huge oak component, very woody throughout, with a white wine that becomes increasingly obvious as it warms up - a variety of light, fruity esters

T: Funky and interesting - a bit different than what I would expect from this style, but I like it - funky, with some big yeasty notes - farmhouse weirdness, musty, lactic funk - damp, earthy, old cellar and old leather - big white wine notes - some light fruits - very oaky and very woody -finishes with some nice lingering tartness and sourness

M: Medium body, nicely carbonated, dry finish

O: Math is hard

This is remarkably odd. It's very unlike what one would expect from an American saison. The wood and white wine notes are very interesting. Overall, this is worth a try, even if just for the novelty.

Edit: After reading Goblinmunkey's review, I agree that the mysterious, "unfamiliar" aroma is very reminiscent of sourdough bread

angrybabboon, Oct 25, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Hazy dark gold. Head is a loose bright-white. Decent retention leaves a small cap and collar with spotty lacing. Keeps the small cap for the duration.

Smell: Unique. Deep mealy fruit - pear and some apricot - with a ton of deep funk. Honeycomb and a ton of musty earth. Sourdough bread. Some pale malt sweetness as well as some Belgian yeast esters. Slightly fruity with waffle batter and a ton of grass and floral elements. Raw honey with a rough vague herbal element. Bready in good measure. Tons of grass and hay. Yeast, passion fruit and pear. Uniquely tropical and mealy.

Taste: Yeast. Sourdough bread. Well and truly. Pear, passion fruit, mango, a touch of orange zest, grapefruit as well. Fruity and deeply funky. Grass, hay, musty and damp basement with a touch of earth. Lightly sweet with some wheat and a powdery yeast. Sour and funky. Mildly lactic. Mealy and tropical. Some bread crust and Belgian yeast funk. Slight pithy bitterness. Lemon zest, it's slight. Pale and yeasty.

Mouthfeel: Light almost medium body with a moderate carbonation. Slightly juicy initial sip. Lacks some of the dryness I would expect.

Overall: 15 flavors and then some.

Definitely something unique. Fruity in a tropical way that most things aren't. Actually sour at times with a slight bitterness. Something worth trying at least once.

Goblinmunkey7, Oct 25, 2014
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XV (√225 Saison) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
93 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.