BFM Brasserie Des Franches-Montagnes
Imported by: B. United International Inc.,
Treading the boundary between port, wine and beer, this unique ale is aged in wooden casks that have been used to age Merlot, Merlot Cabernet, whiskey and Grappa.
AVAILABLE: NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, VT, ME, NC, SC, MD, DC, VA, FL, GA, LA, CA, OR, WA, CO, IA, ID, MN, IL, WI, OH, MO, IN
Handsome turbid, deep amber has great depth of color. Intriguing nose is beer, cider and cheese-like, and wonderful. Unique complex palate is sour, sweet, fruity and well balanced without being overly oaky. Satisfying finish. Clean and especially fresh for a sour beer. A challenge to pair with entrees. Superb with soft ripened cheese like Off Kilter from Washington’s Mt. Townsend Creamery, or French Pont L’Eveque, walnuts and Yakima Valley organic apples and pears.
- Charles Finkel
Easily disturbed sediment creates a mystic and murky amber liquid situation. No head retention. Aromas of fruit and intense acidity roar. A hint of barrel-aged vanilla slaps my nostrils just before my first sip. This is a deranged punch of sour-filled joy or brutality, depending on your personal preference. Indeed this is one edgy beer. Not helping my reflux. I’ll suggest a creamy textured cheese to balance the impact of this Swiss ale de garde. You’ll either lovingly dive into this one or feel like you were born to weep. Peanuts, peanuts, gimme some peanuts.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com. Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.