Brut des Franches (ABV 8%) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) begins with a blend of three versions of their La Saison √225: one aged in vin jaune barrels, one smoked, and one their classic version. The blend is bottled and conditioned like Champagne, and aged over 15 months in a Champagne cellar near the brewery. The finished beer is golden and sparkling, with distinct tartness and the aroma and palate of spice, wood, dried fruits, brioche, and fresh oak.
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) is a small, artisanal brewery in Saignelégier, Jura, Switzerland, whose products, including barrel-aged beers, have drawn international acclaim. Founded in 1997 by Jérôme Rebetez, a trained oenologist, the brewery is known for making beers that stray outside traditional beer style guidelines and use unorthodox ingredients. The brewery takes its name from its home district.