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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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73 Reviews
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Reviews: 73
Hads: 494
Avg: 4.23
pDev: 20.8%
Wants: 23
Gots: 69 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) visit their website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Beer-A-Lot on 12-10-2012

Aged in third use Abbay de Saint bon Chien barrels for 4 months.
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Reviews: 73 | Hads: 494
Reviews by beerdrifter:
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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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.43/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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

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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%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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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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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Attractive orange/mango-colored brew, hazy and nearly opaque, topped by a modest creamy white head from a gentle pour. Excellent head retention.

Tangy and sweet on the nose, with a little rustic funk. Hay, Belgian yeast, a touch of sugar, pale malt, wheat, lemon, and a slight grassiness. Not sure if I'm really picking up any oak past the slight funk and tartness.

Flavor follows, but it leans much more toward the dry , funky, tart side than the sweet side - although there is a pleasant mild sweetness on the back half. Rustic farmhouse flavors are really concentrated on that initial blast from the sip, then mellowing out. A touch of grapefruit, and a dull oak envelope to the flavors. Champagne-like. Very late aftertaste of lemon rind.

Very dry up front, but as it gets deeper into the profile, there's a slight stickiness. Lively and smooth.

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XV (√225 Saison) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
93 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.