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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 coreyfmcdonald:
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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a hazy, bright orange color with two fingers of head on a moderate pour. Decent retention and lacing.

S: Moderate lactic sourness with an earthy funk. The sourness pairs with the Saison funk pretty well. Quite fruity in nature - I get mangos and red wine. Quite complex and nicely balanced.

T: Quite acidic - the beer starts off with a nice lactic acidity with a moderate amount of funk. The two play off each other, the sourness being fairly clean and balanced by a nice Saison funk. Very fruity and juicy - spices take a bit of a back seat but I do get some peppercorn.

M: moderate thickness with perfect carbonation for the style.

O: A very interesting and flavorful Saison. Fruity, juicy, sour, funky - pretty much exactly what you'd expect and want from a BFM Saison.

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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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4/5  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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Roguer
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.