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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
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233 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 233
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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beerdrifter

Germany

4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Hazy yellow-orange pour with a gorgeous three finger fluffy, meringue-like, pure white head with crazy retention and lacing. Really unique and complex nose with hints of lemon, green apples, barnyard, yeast, grass, and some subtle vinous notes. The taste is just as unique and complex with huge lemon up front, followed by hints of sour apples, tart citrus peel, grass, barnyard funk, grape skin, white pepper, subtle oak, and a nice white wine vinous character. The mouthfeel is tart and tangy, light bodied, with medium carbonation and just enough sweetness to allow a measure of balance, but it's definitely leaning to the sour side. Crisp and refreshing with a nice dry tangy finish. Overall, this is one unique Saison, that is, if that's indeed what it is. It's got all the great qualities of a Saison, perfectly meshed with the best qualities of a sour. No matter how you categorize it, it's an amazing beer!

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 17:16:11 | More by beerdrifter
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MarcWP

Arizona

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
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-16-2014 01:21:28 | More by JaBes
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-11-2014 17:12:39 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-05-2014 04:10:29 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-04-2014 12:58:55 | More by brycevolk
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California

2.25/5  rDev -46.9%

04-04-2014 06:27:54 | More by random846
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12%

04-04-2014 00:03:51 | More by RyanSBrennan
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Japan

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-03-2014 21:50:52 | More by shigg85
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

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

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Louisiana

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +17.9%

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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +12%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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XV (√225 Saison) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
94 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.