Biere Ambree Parfumee Au Tarry Suchong | BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Switzerland
brasseriebfm.ch

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by MetalGearHops on 10-29-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
32
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.06%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 32
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

an amazing beer from an amazing brewery that i almost always feel the need to buy beers i have never seen from when i have the chance. this is a wild amber ale with smoked tea, and its sensational. hazy brick red in color, maybe a shade or two more pale than that, with a soda-like off white head of tiny frantic bubbles and a wonderfully complex aroma that does a nice back and forth between smoky and earthy, and bretty and funky. they were smart to make this an amber instead of a pale or a wheat or something, i think the richer more caramelized and substantial grain base is needed. the tea might otherwise be too intense here. its almost like a burning field, tinder igniting, grassy dry smoke, charred soil, bitterness from the tea. it smells like quality loose tea before its brewed, dark and intense. the wild yeast gives the beer a lightness, but mostly from the feel. a little acidity to cut the smoke, but a lot of funk and bubbles to keep it interesting and in motion, both of which are necessary. this introduces two elements to smoked beer that i think make a lot of sense. one of them is the wild, which aside from jester king and a few other one offs, you dont see much of, especially with this much technical competence. the other one is the tea, which does better than hops with the smoke adding bitterness, and adds an incredible complexity. so glad this is as bubbly as it is too. really there is nothing like this, and whether or not its your favorite combination of flavors, it positively demands to be respected. i love this, and continue to have a greater and greater appreciation for bfm every time i get to drink their beer. this is incredibly distinct!

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Photo of woodychandler
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This is it! They have now stripped my hophead status from me & it wasn't intentionally my fault. I simply fell into drinking Stouts & Porters yesterday and then it continued into today and this was apparently the last straw. Awww.

It came in a tidy 33-cl./11.5 fl. oz. bottle with a Grolsch-like gasket closure. Popping it open, there was no release of carbonation, so I let fly. It only produced a skim of light-tan head, but I was focused on taste from this one, not body. Color was a cloudy Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17). Nose had an antiseptic medicinal smell, like the interior of a hospital. Hmmm. Mouthfeel was slightly thin, not exactly watery, but very close to it. The taste was, IMHO, unique! I have never tasted anything like it in a beer! It was smoky, slightly sour, very tea-like and utterly mellow. I began to consider a nap. It was as if they had put Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea in a beer! The finish was very dry and completely satisfying. I kid you not, I am taking a break after this one. Heck, I wouldn't know what to drink as a follow-up. Now, how to quantify it? If you've never had one and get the chance, jump on it! It was definitely a one-and-done, though, as the flavor profile was so bizarre and the torpor that it induced leads me to caution you not to operate any manner of machinery for an extended period afterwards.

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Photo of oberon
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed lighter amber shade with a nice creamy slight off white head atop.Funky sourness and mild smoke on the nose,quite a combo there.A mellow feel in the mouth and a little thin.Spiced phenols light sourness and light smoke in the finish on the palate.Unlike any smoked beer I have had with the phenols and funk,different.

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Photo of polopaul20
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really interesting beer. Smell was barnyard and smoke. Smoky amber flavor, with a touch of sour funk. Could taste the tea, but not overpowering. Really enjoyed this.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%

One of the most interesting beers I've had to date. Slightly sour, slightly smokey. Light in body and a tad thin. Sort of a flat homebrew but unique unlike any beer I've had. Nice beer.

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Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4/5  rDev -1.7%

These guys from Switzerland continue to push the creativity envelope with their beers:
A: Pours a lovely radiant amber / copper tone. Was a gusher when i popped the ceramic lid, but settled down quickly. Fair amount of yeast / sediment in the bottom.
N: Smells like Tea, Wood chips, vinous wine notes
T: Pretty dominant oak / beech smokey notes, almost rauchbier like. Steeped black tea and some mild fruit. Actually pretty well integrated.
MF: Lighter side of medium bodied, pretty lightly carbed once it had settled down.

You never really know what you are going to get with BFM, but I would say this actually worked pretty well .
These guys from Switzerland continue to push the creativity envelope with their beers:
A: Pours a lovely radiant amber / copper tone. Was a gusher when i popped the ceramic lid, but settled down quickly. Fair amount of yeast / sediment in the bottom.
N: Smells like Tea, Wood chips, vinous wine notes
T: Pretty dominant oak / beech smokey notes, almost rauchbier like. Steeped black tea and some mild fruit. Actually pretty well integrated.
MF: Lighter side of medium bodied, pretty lightly carbed once it had settled down.

You never really know what you are going to get with BFM, but I would say this actually worked pretty well .

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Photo of SABERG
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a small goblet.
A - fabulous deep rose color, very gentle carbonation, topping out in a light rim of lacing.
S - Red wine, English morning tea, beech wood, a thread gentle smoke runs through.
T - Over ripened fruit, green tea after the 4 minute steep, mild malt presence.
Really interesting a lot of the tea, some hints of wine, and a bit of tobacco.
F - Medium mouth feel, a bit oily, the carbonation is light so the flavors linger a long while.
O - What an interesting beer, the complete package here. The tea, the malts mesh with the very light hop tones.

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Biere Ambree Parfumee Au Tarry Suchong from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
4.07 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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