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

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XV (√225 Saison)XV (√225 Saison)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Switzerland | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in third use Abbay de Saint bon Chien barrels for 4 months.

Added by Beer-A-Lot on 12-10-2012

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Reviews: 79 | Ratings: 544
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4.43/5  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!

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Photo of John_M
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Draughthouse in Austin of all places.

The beer pours a somewhat cloudy, reddish amber color with decent head retention and light lacing. On the nose, there's some noticeable spice and light clove, but the bon chien barrels are really prominent, giving the beer something of a light tart, wine aroma. A slight funky, barnyard aroma only adds to the impressive complexity in this beer. The flavor profile replicated the nose pretty closely, and while there was a hint of tartness, it wasn't over the top. You definitely pick up some of the bon chien flavor in this beer, but as I'm a huge fan of bon chien, that didn't bother me in the least. Mouthfeel is fairly light in this beer, as one might expect from a saison with such (relatively) low abv. Drinkability is superb.

Just delightful. The $7 for an 8 ounce pour was a bit off putting, but otherwise, this was a real treat at the drafthouse.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tectactoe
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of SkiBum22
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lateralundertow
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of chinchill
2.86/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Cloudy amber body topped with a very good head.
Funky and fruity aroma featuring orange.
Funky and fruity taste with, as expected, too much funk for my taste.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JFrank78
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boy this is an interesting beer. A quite different saison than most others imported into the US. It has a little floral aroma with a slight tart finish. Not overly carbonated, which allowed a lot of the other subtleties of this beer to come through. I tasted a little honey type flavor, with hints of amber and funk. Nice job by the Swiss.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of JamesStreet
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of tastybeer
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Glowey straw gold beer. Giant cream colored head. Sticks to the glaass like cream cheese cake frosting. Big clumpy goodness.

S: Aroma reminds me of a more tart orval. Sweet dandelions, warm summer farmy smells, soft orangy citrus, wild stinky yeast, very floral.

T: Very dry, floral, puckering lemon rind tart, sweet crackery breadiness. Moderately acidic. Nicely done.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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XV (√225 Saison) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
93 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.