La Cuivrée | BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

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BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ggaughan on 06-07-2006

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 13
Photo of Wadian
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought this in a bottle from Les Halles in Zurich on April 13, 2012, and the serve by date is marked January 2013 on the bottle, which features a sketch of a downhill skiier. This is an ale, not a lager as classified on this page.

A: Rich amber, poured with a thin head that quickly turned to a white lace. Sediment was obvious at first, stayed a bit cloudy but quickly cleared up.

S: Mild and pleasant, reminiscent of toffee apple.

T: Sharp, acid berries on the tongue at first. Sourness is pronounced, lactobacillus? Refreshing and complex, with berry and apple that gives way to a rich caramel beneath the sour, slightly yeasty tang.

M: Bright, lively mouthfeel, but not thin. It has good body, but the tart, well carbonated ale is very refreshing.

Overall: A very good sour ale with layers of fruit and caramel flavor, but still quite light and refreshing for an amber.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle served in a thumbler glass

A: Pours a cloudy dark orange to amber color forming a medium soapy and creamy beige head. Good retention and lots of lingering lacings left in the glass

S: Quite spicy and fruity. Lots of citrus flavors. Flowery and grassy hops. Orange zest. Strong notes of caramel malts. Bready and mainly earthy yeasts

T: Slightly sweet malts upfront followed by a quite grassy and citrus hoppy bitterness. Notes of grapefruit, caramel malts and spices. In overall, a dry and bitter taste. Quite good and refreshing

M: Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Bready aftertaste mixed with a citruses and considerable hops bitterness

O: Good drinkability. Not an Euro Pale Lager, for sure (First of all, it's an Ale!). I would classify it as a Belgian Pale Ale

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Photo of Nickls
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a finger of eggshell foamy head that holds pretty well, only reducing to a half-finger cap throughout the sample; some spotty lacing; very hazy burnt orange/copper color

S - Some tartness, a little hint of hop sneaks in; a little bready; doughy maltiness

T - Champagne-like tartness that is pretty mild; bit biscuity; very subtle earthy bitterness

M - Medium MF; a bit fluffy and dry as well; very soft carbonation

D - Decent, and punches at a lower weight which is nice; tasty but not the most interesting offering from BFM

Not sure how this fits into the Euro Pale Lager category as it is definitely more interesting than the majority of others in the range, and certainly more tasty than most. That being said, it's not an overwhelmingly great brew, but solid enough.

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Photo of atis
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy amber/pale copper with thin, but dense white head, downsliding lacing. Aroma is earthy malt and fruit, some hints of bready yeast.

Taste is bready malt with light floral hops and hints of citrus, slight sourness towards the crisp finish. Mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation.

Overall, a very good brew. I regret I brought only one bottle of it from Switzerland.

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Photo of John_M
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At Max's tonight.

The beer pours an amber honey color with good head retention and excellent lacing. On the nose, this is one odd beer. I get some soap, hay and pepper, and the combination is not entirely attractive. Flavors replicate the nose, except there is a decided sour component, coupled with the spice. The beer is pretty light and dry, with a whisper of bitterness on the finish. Alcohol is not at all noticeable, but that really doesn't help this beers drinkability all that much.

An interesting beer, but probably not something I'd want to order again.

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Photo of Bov
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bottled; labelled as "la bière de soif de la BFM" and according to the brewmaster, this is the farthest he can go with compromises ... - hazy coppered colour with a little foam; the aroma is a bit earthy with lingering notes of grapefruit, almond and orange; medium-bodied with a high carbonation, some tartness and a very respectable bitterness; the finish shows a long earthy maltiness and is moderately dry

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Photo of ggaughan
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at Monk's Cafe at a BFM tasting with the brewer Jerome. The brewer brought a few of these with him to the tasting and I was lucky enough to try this. The beer poured a slighty deep golden color, a bit hazy, with a thick white head. The aroma was of hops and a bit of malt character as well. The taste was a good balance of the hop bitterness and a traditional lager taste. Easy to drink and a nice body of carbonation.

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La Cuivrée from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
3.68 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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