Douze | BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

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BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Halcyondays on 07-04-2010

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of fruity ester mix with some solid malt and a light tingly salty finish. Taste is also an interesting mix between some fruity ester backed by a solid malt profile with light salty notes. Hops are also quiet present and offer some citrus notes which somehow mesh well with the whole mix. Body is quite full with good carbonation. This was a very fun experiment that would pair well with exotic food.

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Photo of joepais
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Gritty for sharing this one.

Boy this one was a interesting kind of hybrid or mutt depending on how you look at it. We poured it into snifters, and were greeted with a hazy orange brew with a light head that went away rather fast to almost nothing.

It had a funky kind of aroma earthy and spicy with a dash of pepper. LOL brewed with salt and smells like pepper. I think I go with a Belgian Pale more than an American if it was up to me. Hey I could be wrong.

The flavor of this one is where I get the mutt thing I was talking about there is a ton of stuff going on here spicing from both the hops and spices them self. The yeast throwing some almost funk to the mix. You just don't know what you will pick up on the next taste. Complex flavors would almost be an understatement. It had a medium feel to it with ok carbonation. The finish was also drying (Yup a lot going on)

I was glad I tried this brew for the experience. Would I seek it out again... IDK . The one glass was certainly enough for me at a sitting

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Photo of nickfl
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with two fingers of white foam on top of a slightly hazy, copper-orange body. The foam settles slowly and leaves nice lace.

S - Some fruity notes of pear and apple with soft, bready malt in the background. Musty, herbal notes of clove, fennel, and black pepper round things out.

T - Thick, bready malt up front with with some spicy notes of coriander and pepper. A little bit of red apple and white grapefruit comes out in the middle. It finishes with more pepper and fruit as well as moderate bitterness and a lingering note of juniper and light tropical fruit.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

D - Having had a couple of BFM beers before, I knew that I should expect something unusual with this one and I was not let down. The aroma is quite herbal with smooth malt backing it up. There is an almost British character there and it doesn't pop with acidity or strong yeast character the way a belgian ale would. The flavor is subtle at first, with only some light, dull fruit and rich, biscuit malt, but on the second or third sip, it really opened up. Notes of white grapefruit, juniper, and pineapple came forth with a light salty character that lingers in the aftertaste and does something really strange with the malt that manages to make the beer very drinkable. I thought this beer was muddy and dull at first, but it slowly opened up as I drained the first glass and by the time I poured my second, it has become something quite extraordinary. BFM makes some very idiosyncratic beers, and they don't always work, but this one was well worth trying and would be willing to drink it again despite its exorbitant price.

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Photo of SFLpunk
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Quick notes from Tigris Beverage/g.housen Tasting earlier today. 750mL bottle. APA brewed with sea salt from France. Weird...

Orange amber with bone-white head. Nose is full of seaweed and herbal notes from the hops with a whisper of fresh cream. Palate is salty up front, right on the tip of the tongue with great Oceanic/seaweed flavors. Finish turns to the hops and has a long pungent finish. Very unique and original. Recommend for the experience.

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Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Porter in Atlanta.

Pours a hazy light copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of grainy pale malts with mild amounts of funk. Also present are mild amounts of earthy hop aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Moderately dry pale malt flavors with hints of breadiness kick things off. Solid amounts of funk join in midway through the sip along with earthy and somewhat leafy hop flavors. The funk fades out, allowing the hop flavors to further dry the malts and carry through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with fine carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I didn't have any problems finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I didn't think this was one of BFM's better efforts - it was missing the complexity I've come to expect from them. Still, it's a ways off from being a bad beer and is worth a shot.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, on to the beer:

Tinted orange in color, with a soft semi-creamy texture of lacing that Very aromic. It smells very fruity, and there is a little salt that puts a twist on things. The fruity aroma reminds me a lot of gummi bears.

I like flavors that are easy to describe; the flavor reminds me a lot of melted gummi bears. Really, it does! I don't know what kind of yeast they used in this beer to make it as such. I get orange as well. Salt hits around too.

Wait a minute, this is Swiss? I thought all they did were chocolate, watchmaking, and finances ;-) Unique, and a joy to drink.

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Photo of blackie
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pretty sure the tap handle mentioned this as some sort of anniversary brew

a: chalice serving, colored an orange-tinged sunrise yellow, white head with good retention

s: built on a clean pale malt base is are intriguing layers of mineral salt, bright citrus - blurred lemon, grassy hops, dried herbs, and a lightly funky tart

m: carbonation lively but smooth, moderate in level, with a light body

t: dry, clean pale malts set a foundation for citrus and grassy hop notes that move towards a delicately salty flavor and sensation in the finish, probably in my head but it seems blatantly oceanic minerals rather than table-salt-shaker, underripe pit fruits, dried garden herbs, just a touch of pseudo-funk joins with the salt to give a mild tart/astringent feeling, excellent balance and lots of range

d: great drinkability, lots of flavor with a dry finish and light body make for a great warm weather ale

enjoyed at Novare Res, Portland, ME

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, a pale ale brewed with Fleur de Sel,

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with a poofy white head, good lace.

S: Orange, grapefruit in the nose, some good malt character.

T: Orange, tangerine with the salt which adds a real nice dimension of flavour. Some interesting estery flavours in the finish - pear and a hint of funk.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp, yeasty.

D: A pretty interesting ale. The 2 salt beers I've had have been pretty cool, good complement to the yeast.

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