XV (√225 Saison) - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
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Reviews by portia99:
4.16/5 rDev -2.1%
11.15oz swingtop bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
A - Pours a bright, pale golden color with hints of orange. Quite light in color - mildly hazy. On a somewhat aggressive pour, the beer produced a huge three fingers of thick, rocky head with excellent staying power. A slow fall to the surface leaves behind lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Draining the bottle completely results in a thin wisp of yeast at the end that eventually settles to the bottom of the glass.
S - Rather potent aroma that can be easily smelled at least a couple of feet away from the glass. Earthy malt base, pretty good amount of yeasty funk - dirty socks, wet hay, bit of horsey-ness, touch of spicy cloves. Lots of citrusy fruit with plenty of oranges, orange blossom, tart lemons.
T - Quite tart up front for a saison...a bit Berliner-weisse'y actually. Dry, clean and grainy malt, wheat, a dull thud of a hop bitterness, a touch medicinal. Lots of lemons on the tongue, a bit soapy, a bit earthy. Doesn't quite live up to the aroma, but still quite nice.
M - Thin in body, but definitely not watery. A higher level carbonation that tingles the entire mouth on each sip. Fruity, sour, bitter, tart flavors flow in and out of this beer alternately taking the lead at different times and on each sip. Lingering medicinal bitterness detracts just a bit.
O - Interesting saison. Quite tart/sour and heavy on the citrus. A bit out of the ordinary and perhaps lacking a bit in flavor complexity. Aroma is outstanding - I wish the flavor had as much complexity and balance/interplay between the different nuances. Definitely a pleasant surprise.
01-14-2014 23:54:46 | More by portia99
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4.2/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
01-30-2014 22:43:32 | More by tastybeer
XV (√225 Saison) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
94 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.