La Quatorze | BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

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29 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:
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Added by John_M on 08-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
6
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
15.2%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of CPAles
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobv
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage (2012) just re-released. We received 6 bottles.
Easy pour yields a one inch head that slowly recedes. Tan head and golden brown body (more brown) in color. Lacing hangs around throughout and mouth feel as well. Nose of caramel, coffee, vanilla, and honey or brown sugar. Hey, it's changing as it warms! Now, 30 minutes later, there's even a little citrus on the nose (and palate!) Taste follows in a "catch me if you can" kind of way. Complexities abound! Feel is very nice and creamy. Overall, this is the most unique weizenbock I've ever had, for sure. Sorry for the "all over the place" review but, I am just reflecting on what the beer has shown me!

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Photo of jgammoniv
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barleycorn
3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tkdchampxi
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden tinted brown body with solid one-finger head on top of an aroma that is pretty yeast/wheat twangish, along with spicy hops, but the coffee beans do come out. First thing that hits me is the slight stickiness and sweetness of this beer, but that is quickly overpowered by a medium-bodied beer that is smooth thanks to yeast and has a pronounced coffee malt edge (I guess the barley malt could contribute to this dry edge as well). The hops and spices come into play and make for both an interesting balance and dynamic as well, and this beer seems to have a little bit of everything (hopiness, bitterness, sweetness, even a touch of sourness as it warms). Crisp and dry finish of both spicy, bitter hops and coffee malt only seems to drive this point home. This beer is all over the place but that's not a negative and while not my favorite would recommend to anyone to try it.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a small snifter. Big, fluffy light beige head, high retention, on a murky copper body. Sudsy, sticky lacing. Aroma includes a sweet malt base, some tart De Dolle yeasty esters, some white peppery spice, maybe a touch of brown sugar. Taste follows suit with some green apple notes. Not picking up coffee in the nose or taste. Tasty beer as long as you are not expecting any traditional flavors of a weizenbock and are prepared for traditional bfm tartness.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of weonfire
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip glass at the Holy Grale in Louisville, KY.

A - Apricot color, orange/red. Full inch of off white head. Great amount of lacing stuck to the top of the high brew mark- dies slowly.

S - Citrus, grapefruit, wheat, floral, slight biscuit. But...no coffee.

T - Certainly a grapefruit/hefe. starts with a citrus punch, very quickly transitions into a thick wheaty hefe-weizen. 7.5 ABVs are fully hidden.

M - Viscosity is high. hefe gives bold wheat taste that lingers into a citrus flavor.

O - I really like the IPA/Hefe. Grapefruit wheat was delicious. very drinkable. but... i didn't taste or smell any coffee tho. that being said....i would buy this again.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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La Quatorze from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
4.08 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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