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

XV (√225 Saison)XV (√225 Saison)

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

240 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 240
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.25%


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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Poured into stemmed belgian glass.

Appearance is a murky orange with fluffy cream colored head that leaves a nice film on the sides of glass.

Aroma is of soft citrus, berries, oak, subtle winter spices, freshly baked sourdough bread, and a certain funk which eludes me at the moment. The nose is certainly not in your face but is quite complex.

The taste yields more soft citrus and fruit characters, phenolic belgian yeast esters abound with black pepper and rosemary, and a wave of barrel character throughout. A touch of tartness possibly coming from the barrel aging in the old Bon-Chein barrels. Balance of flavors is apparent. Smooth as it should be for 5 percent ABV.

Mouthfeel is light and airy. Almost silky. Body is where it should be for a barrel aged saison. Maybe a touch lacking on the carbonation.

Overall a very pleasant beer. The barrel aging helps the base beer tremendously. Without it, I'm not sure if the base beer was interesting at all. But the final product is easy drinking, flavorful, with similar attributes to bigger, oak aged farmhouse ales without being as sharp on the palate.

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XV (√225 Saison) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
94 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.