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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2005

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Formerly brewed at BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Saignelégier, Switzerland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in 2005, oak-aged for about 20 months and bottled in October 2006; limited to 2837 bottles (837 for Switzerland and 2000 for the US market).


1.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
oakbluff (413) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
2005 vintage- pours a lifeless muddy brown. No head or lacing to speak of. Nose- strong vinegar and cheery, Taste- cardboard, weird chemicals and boozy burn on the finish for good measure. Sadly a drainpour and a reminder that age doesn’t do most beers any favours. Average in body. Yuck

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle shared by GT. Murky ruby colored pour with little to no head. Aroma is sweet port wine, red grape, and alcohol. Some cardboard a hint of red wine vinegar, and sweet caramel. Flavors of charred oak, port, grape, and caramel. Cardboard, some light vinegar, grass, and booze.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8163) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
750mL thanks to BrewtopiaofPJ. Pours a low haze cherry red with bubbles, no foam. Flat as expected. Nose is tomato, caramel, cinnamon tea, flashes of acetic acid, fortified wine. Taste is not sour whatsoever- just very woody, oversteeped cinnamon tea, spicy raw wood. Dusty, older body. Perfume oil mouthfeel. Eh, over the hill and not even sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2124) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Holy cow, amazing beer, thank GT2, oak aged for 20 months, are you kidding me, no head, but beautiful sour ale.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
drsordr (986) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Whoa, this I hope was a bad bottle. Nose and taste of old lady perfume, roses and funk. Hope it didn’t mean to taste like this. 2005 bottle drank in 2013.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a murky dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of massive wood, oak, vinous notes, and tart dark fruits – no hint of 15.5%. Flavour brings out loads of wood, vinegar, some slightly tart dark fruits, oak and some mildly vinous notes. Quite vinegary and oaky. Surprisingly, no slight hint of the 15.5% - seems like 7 or 8% max. Finishes on moderately vinegary notes with quite a bit of oak. Great stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
Oklar röd/brun i färgen, offwhite skum. Doftar söt-surt med lingon, rött vin, blåa druvor, karamell, funky, röda bär. Smakar härligt sur-sött, vinöst, blåa druvor, röda bär, lingon, funky. Fantastiskt!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle at Brick Store Pub in Decatur, shared with staf, two dudes drinking Founders, and a polite older British couple. Cloudy ruby naroon color, scant tan edge head. Aroma of ruby port, plums, raisins. Taste is lightly tannic and softly sour red grapes, apples skins, cranberries. Easy to drink for such a big beer. Fantastic stuff, never expected to find it on a quick weekend trip to Atlanta.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5250) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy, reddish amber brown color with a small, bubbly off-white head. The aroma has sweet caramel,tart and sour cherry, berries, oak and vinegar. The flavor brings more of the same tart cherry fruits, spices, sweet caramel malts,oak, vinegar and alcohol. Light to medium bodied with good drinkability and a moderate tart character. Had this in 2011 and the bottle had picked up quite a bit of cork and dust and was going down hill. I would have given this a higher rating if I didn’t have the bad bottle. I wouldn’t have expected this to fall off the way it did.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2012
750ml bottle #276 6/16/12 (Courtesy of kkearn)-46° in snifter-Pours a hazy amberish brown with a small ring for a head. Aroma of dried fruit, oak, caramel, and toffee. Taste of the same with some red wine flavors coming out. This full bodied brew is well balanced and goes down easy. Not a fan of wine but this is darn tasty.


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