La XIV
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

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Style:
Bock - Weizenbock
ABV:
7.5%
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Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 9.95%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
8
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bobv from Vermont

4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch light tan head over a slightly hazy light brown body with some lacing. Nose of malt, raisin, grapefruit, nougat, and after it warms a little spice and caramel. Taste is almost as complex and similar in flavor to the aromas. Feel is a tad thin, but overall, a very interesting beer, indeed and will have again. Cheers!

Jul 25, 2017
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jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a very cool 330cl bottle I'm assuming is about two years old (batch 1). The beer pours a deep brown color with a small amount of tan head and tons of floaties.

The smell is dark fruits and malts. There is no discernable coffee present.

The taste follows with dark fruits up front. There is a small amount of coffee left the comes through in the end.

The feel is low carbonation and fairly smooth.

Overall, I'm not sure this beer reflects what it should taste like at the (presumed) two year age. There are some off flavors present, but I got hints of what it tasted like fresh.

Apr 16, 2017
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.16/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Large 750 ml bottle from Tiger Mart.
Dark red amber body with a decent head.
Light to moderate funk over an amber ale; not true to traditional weizenbock style.
Medium body with light carbonation.

Sep 06, 2015
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TheGent from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Opaque light brown. No visible carbonation. Bone white head that disappears. The nose is huge with coffee, chocolate, raisins, dates, nuts, some faint notes of lemon. Flavor is dried fruit, walnuts, hints of coffee. Definitely not what I was expecting for the style. The finish is dry and a touch of tart citrus. At 7.5% the booze certainly shines through. Quite good overall, but a bit off if you're looking for an Ayinger, Aventinus, Weihenstephaner. I'm not complaining though as I like the take on the style. Just not by the book.

Aug 25, 2015
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Doshkin from Maine

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a - gold/amber/orange/brown, very opaque. little to no head, just a faint rim of fine bubbles persist around the top. extremely minimal lacing

s - not too strong, mostly citrus and fruit and very sweet smelling

t - very full flavor profile. citrus shines brightly and overpowers the strong malt presence. a bit of a sour twang from the citrus. finishes with a powerful earthy bitterness that dries the palate and leaves you begging for another sip

m - medium bodied. the strong flavors and thickness are balanced by perfect carbonation to guide the flavors through each sip

o - delicious! the coffee doesn't make much of an appearance in either the smell or taste, except for boosting the bitter finish. seems a little misleading to mention the coffee, but make no mistake about this being a great beer.

Mar 23, 2015
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jancona from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

NOTES - This anniversary ale is a free ride batch of a double Weizen with ridiculous amounts of malts and a giga hint of hops (Nelson Sauvin, East Kent Golding, Sorachi Ace...) passed through a coffee filter before bottling. enjoy a new way of having breakfast with XIV!
Poured from very cool 11.15oz bottle. Pours a cloudy, dark amber color. Very little foam, light lacing and some stickiness. Smell is very nice - dark fruits, malts, little bit of booze. The taste follows: dark fruit, cider, a little bit of booze - finishes with a faint coffee and hop bite. The feel is surprisingly light.
As it warms, it gets a bit boozier, flirting with an eisbock style.
Though not as much coffee flavor as I was hoping for, still very enjoyable.

Feb 26, 2015
La XIV from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 8 ratings