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:
581
Reviews:
88
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
79
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 581 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of EdgarGerik
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stevepat
4.82/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A real gem. Possibly my favorite saison. Clean and crisp with a complex and yet well balanced flavor that features crisp grain flavors with a pleasant background of wood and citrus.

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Photo of dertyd
4.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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 gutbuster
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.5 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy medium golden color with lasting finger white head, soapy lace. Funky sour aroma, wood notes. Taste is funky n woodsy n tart, each in moderation, come together well. Finish is very dry with a little back-end bitterness. Medium silky feel. Overall very well done saison, liked it a lot.

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Photo of AlvinLin
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of josanguapo
3.2/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From XXXII. 75cl. Un Teku glass. At dinner, with chicken steaks + papas aliñas; and watching Los Soprano 1x01 after that. Refreshing tartness in aroma and mouth. Tangy and dry, giving thirst. High carbonation, causing los of foam. Not so bad, but 75cl become tiresome, 33cl would be better. Some sediments at bottom

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Photo of psoriasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of sjccmd
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Funky and fruity aroma. Wet hay, overripe papaya, and pears. Floral and yeasty. Touch of honey and bready malts. Juicy. Oranges, prickly pear. Quite complex. Some clove and bandaid. Iodine. Riesling-like.

Pours hazy light orange/gold. Small but frothy head. Good lacing and decent retention.

Tart upfront with juicy fruits following finishing with earthy funk. Dry and somewhat bitter finish. Fresh ripe mangos. Herbal hops. Riesling-like petrol notes. Over-steeped tea. Grass and earth.

Medium body, medium high carbonation. Oaky tannins seem to be present without much oak flavor. Bracing acidity and dry.

Complex and juicy. Kind of like an aged Fantome.

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

23.06.2016

BFM – La Saison √225
Saison - 6.0% - 330ml Bottle - Bottling date unknown - Best Before January 2017

Appearance: Pours orangey bronze colour and has a few huge bubbles making up carbonation. Head is perfect white with big gaps as the carbonation explodes on the surface of the beer.

Aroma: Green apples, spices, leafy, like a smell of fresh ham, not smoked more boiled .?!

Taste: Fruity yeast up front with sour apples or sour green grapes it then turns very dry, very quickly, and makes you want to dive back in for another big lug - I like it! Especially on a boiling hot day like today.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thin bodied but it suits this beer. Quite still in the mouth and very dry in the finish.

Overall: Extremely refreshing and very satisfying (it's been 30 degrees here today). Would definitely buy again but would only drink this one on Sunny days I think, it's not a beer I would be reaching for on a winters evening.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

6% 2015 version.

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Photo of edthehead
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mateo2699
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden hazy yellow pour with very frothy head. Excellent lacing on the glass. Very tangy and fruity, clean refreshing tart aroma. Hints of lemon zest, funk, and oak. Taste is dry and tart. Typical funky flavors come through. Definitely more tangy and funky than sour or sweet as the aroma suggested. Some hints of grapefruit and peaches come through as well. Mouthfeel is medium to heavily carbonated, bubbly and palate coating. Great beer.

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Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aufie
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of benbazi
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dahart
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heerboth
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Geobus
3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hdtrice
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spoda1983
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

XV (√225 Saison) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
4.22 out of 5 based on 581 ratings.
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