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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2006

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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: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Split a 750ml bottle with some friends. Poured a really murky ruby-copper color with not much of a head to speak of. Aroma was some light oak notes, some sour bits. Flavor is some sour fruits, some wine character, earthy notes. Sour for the most part, alcohol is still pretty present here, even after 6 or so years, though it is really drinkable.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (1982) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to scotchzi! Pours a hazy copper with floating particulate, fluffy tan head that dissipates to leave good lace. Aroma is acetic sourness, dark fruits, and sweet malts. Taste is sour dark fruits, crazy esters, and a nice vinegar sour overtone. Very nice, no booziness, good carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (4527) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a dark copper color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor is woody, dark fruits, tart, earthy, light funk, caramel with a touch of vinegar. This one seems to be doing pretty well unlike the 05.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2013
happy accident. went to a friends place to drink a few beers and shoot the shit. he pulled this baby out! very murky, looks like coffee mixed with dr. pepper, but with floaties. this had just a great inviting sweet and sour nose. sweet fruit and the promise of tartness. rich full body with a bit more aggressive sour than i anticipated, but damn i liked it. spent a solid hour sipping this between other beers. definitely the highlight of the night.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Vintage 2006 Pours cherry red with hints of etches and a very clarified. Smell is initially inky, some acetone, some oak, some cocoa (oddly). Very rich flavor, cherries, raisins, malt, a little malt and some sweetness. Very warm, very robust. There is a hint of sherry. Thin with sharp, spicy carb and a little bit of off dry character. It’s alright, I wouldn’t buy a second bottle, but I’m told later vintages are better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (985) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
Pour is still looking with no head and no lacing covering that cloudy red mixture. Aroma is simple with lactic acid and fruits being the only thing I could pick up from it. Taste is of red fruits and feels a lot more vinous than the nose, good. Body was medium, carbonation moderate I believe (no notes on this one). I could never feel the alcohol (11%! Ouch.) in there so I guess it was really well hidden. A nice one by BFM, I’ll need to crack the Grand Cru soon!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (1743) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Belle couleur écarlate avec des arômes de fruits rouges, vin rouge, chêne sec, fine acidité. En bouche ya un côté gazonné qui se glisse bien à travers le vin rouge. La levure est machable, finale tannique qui se répand vite avec la carbonatation vive. Délicieux et complexe mais avec une buvabilité calme.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (3784) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
pours almost cloudy red with a small off-white head, some retention and lacing. red wine along with some of its tannins, oak, spices, phenols, cherries and other red fruits, appreciable acidity, booze. fizzy carbonation, light to medium body, nicely astringent herbal-grassy-spicy finish. very nice offering but not outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Bottle (750 ml). Slightly hazy bright amber with low beige head and no lacing. Aroma in winey with a lot of red fruits, malt notes, caramel and oak. Taste is very fruity (red fruits) along with malt, caramel, wine, wood and light to moderate sourness. Alcohol is very well hidden. Medium body. Weird low/fizzy carbonation. Winey mouthfeel. Somewhat dry in the finish. Really drinkable considering the abv. Not as complex as the ’09 I drank a couple of months ago, but still more than decent. Good balance. Very good Sour Red!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour yeast and cherry aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth tingly texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer for style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5024) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by alexsdad06. Hazy dark red brown color. Thin off-white / khaki head. Awesome huge big dark fruit and earthy aromas in the nose. Lots of vinous fruit in the flavor. Bigger body, but not sticky. More of a dry texture. Lighter, lightly soft carbonation. Moderate sour taste, light bitter, light bit of alcohol warmth. Some burnt sugars, toasty malt. Pretty damn good, much better than expected. Has held up impressively well.


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