XV (√225 Saison) - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
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4.26/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 04:34:28 | More by MarcWP
4.45/5 rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottle: Poured a light hazy yellow color ale with a super large foamy white head with great retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of light bready yeast notes with some light funky vinous notes and rustic malt with nice floral notes. Taste is also a remarkable mix of rustic malt with light bready yeast with some peppery notes and some light funky notes with white wine notes also perceptible. Body is about average with almost perfect carbonation. Lovely stuff that I would love to have access to on a regular basis.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2014 18:11:14 | More by Phyl21ca
XV (√225 Saison) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
94 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.