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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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374 Ratings
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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 14
Gots: 40 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) visit their website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beer-A-Lot on 12-10-2012)
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap at Beer Kitchen. Never heard of BFM before and I love saisons, so this seemed like a good venture. I know little to nothing about this beer in advance. Poured into a 6 oz tasting glass.

Appearance - Golden sunlight and gentle hazy body of bright yellow with a frothy bone-white head of about a half finger. Head lingers for quite a bit, leaving sticky, interspersed lacing down the side of the glass as I drink it.

Smell - Without any other knowledge, I would probably classify this one as a wild ale or some other sour-ish variation based on smell alone. Citrus and lemon-curd tartness, with strong elements of barnyard funk, horse blanket, wet alfalfa. Deliciously complex in nature, so I'm very excited to try a sip.

Taste - Does not disappoint. While not as intoxicating as the amazing smell, the flavor delivers on the promise. Some lightly puckering sour elements, with lemon juice as well as pineapple and tropical fruit. The funk has become more Brett-like in characteristic in the taste than it was in the smell. Tastes like a saison that was allowed to mature with Brett for quite awhile after bottling.

Mouthfeel - Pleasantly carbonated and effervescent. Light body and highly drinkable and refreshing.

Overall, a very interesting beer. Not sure this is the saison I'd reach for, even if I wanted one more on the tart/sour side, but I'm always excited to try styles that push the boundaries a little bit, like this one. It's also the first Swiss beer I've tried, I believe. Certainly curious to try other beers from BFM if the opportunity arises.

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XV (√225 Saison) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
95 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.