Douze | BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

DouzeDouze
BA SCORE
79.4%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 131 ratings
DouzeDouze
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Halcyondays on 07-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,937
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
131
Liked:
104
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
9.44%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liamt07
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one pours a very rich a color golden color that is cloudy with a large volume of yeast in the bottle. The pour is fast with almost no head and zero lacing. With Gose style lacing is irrelevant in my opinion.

The nose is a combination of peppery hops, bread, camphor, sour fruit, green unripened apples and a anti-septic undertone.

The flavor is a sharp contrast to the nose and not at the same time - there is contrasting flavors that are quickly settled by the bitterness of the hops. The finish is a tiny bit off, but not bad. This is a very dry version of the Gose style and is rather drinkable.

The mouthfeel is a bit watery for a gose style and passes the palate rather quickly causing some loss to the complexity of this unique beer.

Overall another fine and exceptional example of the Gose style with a nice extra bittering of hops. I really like this one. Goes really good with spicy food.

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Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big white fluffy head that dissipates soon thereafter, with lacing all the way through to the end. Nose of spice, tropical fruit, and slight funk. Taste follows, nice and smooth. Feel is more than adequate. Overall, I will be buying more of these to share.

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a semi hazy, glowing orange hue. Good amount of yeast floaties which bother me none, moderate lacing with a small ring of white head that settles rather quick. Aroma mainly consists of a Belgian yeast profile, subtle hints of nectarine and peach. Slight bubblegum. A little rubber profile as well, nothing overpowering. Taste has a Belgian fruit maltiness upfront, hints of a bitter profile in the back end with a slight lemon zest. Hints of sea salt with a subtle funk. Mouthfeel is low carbonation, very interestingly different beer. Nice saison characteristics with a hints of your typical APA with a Belgian twist.

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Photo of KingPurple
4.51/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jkolls
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shleepy
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 11oz bottle, purchased at K&L. Fluffy head quickly dissipated. Murky yellow color. Smell has lemon candy and maybe hints of Brett. Light-medium body. Taste is Bretty but pleasantly sour. Like decent, sour homebrew. Not too spectacular for the price.

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Photo of LostHighway
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of illpass78
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Very hazy orange/peach type color. Big white head that recedes slowly and then settles at about a half finger. Not much lacing.

Aroma: Smells of wheat, spices, orange rind, some funk and maybe a bit of apricot.

Taste: That apricot taste is up front, and there's an appealing salty/spicy mix. Somewhat saison-like. Very refreshing. Unique beer; can't name too many others that have this flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Tiny bit of heat from the alcohol.

Overall: This beer is kind of like a hybrid witbier, BPA, Belgian IPA and saison. Almost a wee bit of gose-like saltiness in there. I guess it makes sense, since Switzerland is kind of a blend of different European cultures. It's the UN of beer! I liked it a lot - would have again, and will certainly look for more from this brewery.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden orange body with minimal head and lace. A mild acidity and sharpness are with the hops and there is a touch of sour, tart fruits as well for some reason (this might just be me). Earthy, grassy, sharp hops are combined and balanced with hints of tropical fruit sweetness, enlivened thanks to lively yeast presence and there are touches of sweet malts. I assume that some of the sharpness of hops and the dry finish I experienced was the salt aspect but to be honest I really didn't pick up the salt; to me, at least, the addition of the salt was negligible.

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Photo of abcdefghijkyle
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2Bstout
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oakenator
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KAP72
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of addiwilliams
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Douze from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Beer rating: 79.4% out of 100 with 131 ratings
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