La Cuvee Du XIV | BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

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54 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ADZA on 04-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
17.6%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of beerdrifter
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. This is their 14th Anniversary Weizen Bock brewed with coffee beans. Murky amber-brown pour with an off-white creamy three finger head with decent retention and nice lacing. Spicy, bready, slightly sour, malty nose with hints of banana, apple, toffee, grapes, and a touch of barnyard. The taste is really unique and surprisingly bold. The coffee is much more prevalent along with hints of wood, tobacco, banana, plum, raisin, clove, toffee, brown bread, leather, and just a touch of orange peel. The mouthfeel is slightly thick with medium carbonation, great balance, and a nice creamy, tart finish. Overall, this was not a beer I would normally gravitate to. But I took the recommendation and I'm glad I did. It's crazy unique, crazy flavorful, and weirdly wonderful. I'm totally impressed with BFM so far!

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of deapokid
1/5  rDev -74.5%

Photo of spicelab
3.26/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from Beermasons. Been harbouring for a year at least.

Clear toffee-amber, on the first pour at least, with a billowing beige head that takes forever to collapse. Nice latticework.

Weizenbock? Strikes as more of an amber ale with the slightly lactic BFM yeast strain very much in evidence. Decent bready caramel aromas alongside assertive red grape and balsamic. Only a hint of the richer toffee and banana notes you'd expect. Quite alright, if not even close to style.

Taste is a largely yeast-driven melange of sour grape, nailpolish remover and stale, almost tannic notes, which dominate the non-descript caramel malt backbone

Medium body, moderate carbonation. Feels lighter than 7.5% Lactic, almost metallic finish isn't all that pleasant

Whatever this confused beast is trying to be, it aint a Weizenbock. Knowing Beermasons though, this bottle is probably in terrible nick.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of heygeebee
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of oberon
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a weizen glass a murky amber with some chunkies and floatiesswirling at the bottom of the glass,a nice looking large blooming slightly off white head atop that slowly settled into a frothy mass.Aromas have a bit of a warming tone to them,nutmeg and clove over top of bananas foster-like caramel notes,I don't get much sour and/or funk.Mild roasy coffee flavors to go along with caramel and banana,there is a light tart green apple-like note finish.The coffee adds just enough to the flavor profile to give it that added extra something,damn good and inventive.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

I had this beer in the Ginger Man NYC. This review is taken from notes.

The beer is reddish with about two fingers of sticky foam when served. The foam sticks around for some decent lacing.

The nose is pretty sour, which sticks around really well for sipping. I also got some cherry in the flavor.

This makes for a challenging sipper; almost like a geuze.

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Photo of sonorb7
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Birch:

Yummy. Very different (obviously) from a typical Weizenbock-much more sour-but super tasty all the same. Very unique, woth trying. You will try . . . you will try. Excellent. Looking forward to more. So easy to drink. Has to be tasty with food too.

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Photo of Hanzo
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of woosterbill
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Prime 16.

A: Clear deep amber body under a fine, persistent inch of tan head. Great lacing.

S: Lovely, assertive aroma of honey, banana, caramel, and herbal hops. A bit of acetone, in a good way. I'm into it.

T: Rich, sweet, and yeasty, with the caramelized banana from the aroma coming through in spades. Some spice, booze, and honey on the finish. Maybe a trifle too sweet, but delicious.

M: Soft, creamy, fairly full body. Lovely.

O: I was expecting something a little crazier, but this was just a delicious Weizenbock. Plain and simple.

Cheers!

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Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 08/30/12 notes. Had this on tap at Blind Tiger in NYC. Served in a 10 oz. tulip.

a - Pours a hazy reddish brown color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sweet dark fruits, fruity malts, lightly sour fruits, sour cherries, light funk. Very nice sweet and sour fruity nose; I like it a lot.

t - Tastes of sour cherries, sweet dark fruits, wine, oak, fruity malts. Taste is more sour than the nose was, though still not too much sourness.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, body is pretty smooth. Doesn't feel like 7.5% ABV.

o - Overall a really nice weizenbock. Kind of a mix of a sweet fruit beer and a slightly sour cherry beer. Very easy to drink and something I'd certainly pick up a bottle of if I saw it in the store.

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Photo of cowboy83
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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La Cuvee Du XIV from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
3.92 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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