La Mandragore | BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

La MandragoreLa Mandragore
BA SCORE
3.81/5
45 Ratings
La MandragoreLa Mandragore
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ggaughan on 06-07-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,041
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
45
pDev:
8.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of EmperorBevis
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned but definitely has a flip top
Pours a very dark brown body with decent enough tan head
Big dark berry aroma
Tobacco and Pimms flavour

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Photo of Euroglot
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of logobot
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Tastes more like a stout with a hint of Belgian, than a Belgian strong dark ale... Simply not enough Belgian yeast character, or dark fruit flavors. This tastes roasty - with notes of chocolate and coffee

Pitch black, and very smooth.

Overall, nice but not what I was expecting

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Photo of edhizdeid
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandonld23
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CycleDad
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brushkanna
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty thin for a strong dark ale, it was dark but not exciting enough to have again

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I always hear people praising these guys so hard, but I have never had one I much cared for until now. This is so so good, on tap at backcountry in boulder. A Belgian dark strong, but a lot more than that, it's mild nature makes it dangerously easy drinking, and the yeast, oh the yeast! Muted lusted almost black brew with a faint amber glow in bright light. Permanent inch if cream head in it, not receding at all. Nose is malt driven, not quite roasty it bitter, definitely modified not just fired, with some dried berry notes and the yeast, which us ancient and dry and rustic and sort of saison style without the funk or the spice. Rich in feel, big and creamy, bright carbonation, lingering finish. The taste ranges from cocoa to blueberry to Belgian yeast to coriander, must, white pepper, minerals like iron, straw, and dark bread cooked on open fire. As complex and nuanced as you can find, frothy but light in some way. Hard to explain without tasting it, there us nothing else like this at all in my experience, and it's culinary applications are infinite. I now need more beer from these guys, this special beer has me convinced. Wow! This is elite level stuff, just insane.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MidwestBA
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of SABERG
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from draft at Armsby Abbey into a modified tulip.

A - Dark color, creamy white head, delicate carbonation. Lacing lasts forever.
S - Dried fruit, fresh broadleaf tobacco, chocolate and plum. A hint of citrus and toffee.
T - Delicate, fruit not to sweet. A slight bite, and cocoa combine.
M- Medium bodied, carbonation leaves a clean palate, rounded out with a pleasant linger of sweetness, finishes with a slight floral snap.
O - The first time I have had this, the serving was perfect, the quality is impeccable. I see this is listed as a Belgian Strong. I could support that, this is a creamy delight to be sought out.
Cheers

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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La Mandragore from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 45 ratings
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