I tried a beer from this brewery a while back and didn’t like it at all. During the Blues Festival it was time for a re-match. Per bought this bottle as a gift to my father. As you will soon see I liked this one allot more.
BFM Cuvée du 11ème (Bottle) 5,5%
It poured a dark brown liquid with a big foam that left a nice lacing. It had a sweet and sour smell, with some sour fruits and a hint of wine. It tasted smooth with some sourness and ripe fruit. Allot better then the last beer I tried from this brewery. The sticker says it’s a porter but it doesnt really taste like one. Still, I quite enjoyed this beer and will happily try one from this brewery again, despite the bad start.
We joined a tour and below us is where the town used to be. The start of the two main landing stages are visible in this pic as clusters of rocks.
Karin is standing on top of the hill where the castle yard was once. From this point the kings soldiers had a great view in all directions. Below is an area that was once under water and now houses a museum, restaurant and a jetty for the ferries.
They have started to re-build a couple of buildings to show visitors how it once looked at Birka. At the moment there are only 4 houses but more are to come.
Once we got home I felt I deserved a beer or two.
Rhenania Alt 4,8%
It poured a dark copper-amber liquid with a big foam that left a nice lacing. It had a weak smell of metall, bread and a hint of something sweet. The flavor was sweet with malt, bread, metall and a low bitterness. The liquid was fairly thick,. An ok beer.
La Meule 6%
It poured a hazy golden liquid with a big foam that dissapeared fast and left a nice lacing. It also had some yeast in the liquid. Looked like a wheat beer, very appealing. It smelled sweet, spicey with peppers and some other spices. The first taste was smooth and it had a spicey peppery flavor with some honey and yeast. A bit to weak in the flavor to get a higher score, would have love some more of that spicey aroma to break thorugh in the flavor. Good beer though.