XV (√225 Saison) | BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

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XV (√225 Saison)XV (√225 Saison)
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4.24/5
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589 Ratings
XV (√225 Saison)XV (√225 Saison)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in third use Abbay de Saint bon Chien barrels for 4 months.

Added by Beer-A-Lot on 12-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,057
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
589
pDev:
8.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
83
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 589 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of MNAle
3.31/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is vinegar, apple, pepper. Pale hazy golden yellow with a tall white head that recedes rapidly to a cap and ring. Slight carbonation visible. Taste is astringent transitioning to quite sour. Earthy and sour. For me, it is too astringent, too vinegary, and too sour to be considered "refreshing" as so many other reviews say. I have no idea how to rate this beer. So, the description is accurate, but the rating? Take that with a grain of salt.

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Photo of Sigmund
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rerate, 750 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6%, vintage 2016. Cloudy golden colour, large white head. Fresh aroma of lemons and brettanomyces. Lemony sour flavour, also "spicy" brettanomyces notes. I'm upping it a point or two. Original rating: Sample from bottle at Edle Dråper-messen, Stavanger. Pale straw colour, hazy. Lemony aroma and flavour, more sour than any other saison I’ve had. Refreshing? Oh yes. A masterpiece? Hardly ... Worth spending a fair amount of money to buy a 750 ml bottle? It’s up to you, but I doubt I will.

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Photo of ArmyStrong
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

포장하나는 너무 멋졌다. Acidic, sour, fruity, creamy, mild, no bubble, no hoppy

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Photo of Vylo
4.91/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dbauer
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coz
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MarioM
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

OK. Saison is for interpretation. Our range typically stretches from the over-herbal to the balanced to the wild.
XV Saison is a walk on the wild side. (I'm a stodgy old man, so wild is not my thing.)
But XV is an appropriate rendition within the saison's wide playing field.
Sour fans will like this more than me, but I appreciate the thought that went into XV.
My biggest disappointment is XV did not make want more of my world-famous ratatouille. (That's OK, it's better the next day.)

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidHume
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerstubs
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of puck1225
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap in a tall snifter. A slightly cloudy yellow with a thin head and lacing. Very fragrant fruity smell, mostly of grapes and lemons. The taste is of white whine and lemon, sweet and tart with a bit of earthy funk. Nicely refreshing!

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dface
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M_chav
3.77/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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XV (√225 Saison) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 589 ratings