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

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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
Ratings:
575
Reviews:
87
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
79
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 575 |  Reviews: 87
Reviews by WTKeene:
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4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 5 swing-top bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Beautiful thick, creamy and ridiculously persistent off-white head. The beer itself would best be described as hazy and apricot in color. Thick lacing coats the glass.

Smell: Lots of green apple. Seriously, LOTS of green apple. A hint of funkiness and brett. I love how this smells.

Taste: Pretty sour for a saison. I do get a lot of the green apple. A little bit of bready malts. A hint of bitterness on the finish. I do get a bit of farmhouse flavor, but it doesn't really taste a whole lot like a saison to me, but it's certainly a very tasty mild sour.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth. Light on the carbonation.

Overall: I like this a lot. Glad I bought a second bottle, which I might sit on a while. It's hard to consider this a saison but it was very tasty. Definitely worth seeking out.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Thorpe429
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Rustico in Alexandria. Served in a stange.

Pours a fairly-hazy golden-peach color with a thin, bubbly white head that feel somewhat quickly into a lasting thin collar atop the beer.

The nose started with some light stone fruits beside some light grain and straw. As it warmed, there was a bit of light spice and mild tropical fruit. Along with the slight acidity, the fruits gave off a bit of a kiwi and pineapple impression. Flavor was even better with the acidity picking up and really carrying the flavors through. Beautiful fruit and strong along with a touch of backing pepper and yeasty spice.

Body was light and crisp, really popping. It was incredibly difficult to put this one down. Ultra delicious and one of the best saisons that I've ever had.

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Photo of John_M
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Draughthouse in Austin of all places.

The beer pours a somewhat cloudy, reddish amber color with decent head retention and light lacing. On the nose, there's some noticeable spice and light clove, but the bon chien barrels are really prominent, giving the beer something of a light tart, wine aroma. A slight funky, barnyard aroma only adds to the impressive complexity in this beer. The flavor profile replicated the nose pretty closely, and while there was a hint of tartness, it wasn't over the top. You definitely pick up some of the bon chien flavor in this beer, but as I'm a huge fan of bon chien, that didn't bother me in the least. Mouthfeel is fairly light in this beer, as one might expect from a saison with such (relatively) low abv. Drinkability is superb.

Just delightful. The $7 for an 8 ounce pour was a bit off putting, but otherwise, this was a real treat at the drafthouse.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of tectactoe
4.43/5  rDev +5%

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of SkiBum22
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lateralundertow
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Mantooth
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of kwkdmk
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of chinchill
2.86/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Cloudy amber body topped with a very good head.
Funky and fruity aroma featuring orange.
Funky and fruity taste with, as expected, too much funk for my taste.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of JFrank78
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boy this is an interesting beer. A quite different saison than most others imported into the US. It has a little floral aroma with a slight tart finish. Not overly carbonated, which allowed a lot of the other subtleties of this beer to come through. I tasted a little honey type flavor, with hints of amber and funk. Nice job by the Swiss.

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

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of weonfire
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of JamesStreet
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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