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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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BA SCORE
95
world-class

376 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 14
Gots: 40 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) visit their website
Switzerland

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beer-A-Lot on 12-10-2012)
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Reviews by spoony:
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4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 750 bottle (label is notched "Batch 9") into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces about two and a half fingers of dense, light-khaki head. The retention is more than two minutes and the lacing is impressive. The head reminds me of an IPA. The beer is very murky and lighter in color with orange highlights.

S-The aroma is a really inviting mixture of fruit-forward, bretty funk and a light, citrus tartness. I smell musty peach and a hint of herbal, grassy spice. There is a vague, drying bitterness in there too. Complex aroma for sure.

T-The taste follows the smell pretty closely. I taste juicy stone fruit; musty funk; a bit of grassy, spicy bitterness, some tart citrus acidity; and a bready, doughy malt base. It is complex and the flavors are well integrated with each other.

M-The feel is light to medium heft with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very drinkable.

O-This is a great (if expensive) wild-ish saison/farmhouse. I really enjoy how the funk is not so dry and dusty, but has a little bit of nuance and fruit character to it. The funk, fruit, and tartness are in good balance with each other, and they make fore a very drinkable beer that I would happily drink a ton of if it didn't cost $23 a bottle.

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XV (√225 Saison) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
95 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.