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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2008

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vuilleumierd (1) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2012 does not count
A famous one. Produced in Saignelégier, Swizerland by a great inspired man. Resin, floral, herbs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark amber with almost no head. Moderately malty aroma with notes of sour berries, caramel and wood. Flavor is a little sweet but tart with notes of wood, caramel and sour berries. Dry and tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Pours tea-like orange/brown color; thin sawdusty head. Smells like Avery’s Depuceleuse and Dyhos Dactylion, in the same vein. Tastes very similar too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5212) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2011
750ml bottle pours a hazy, light brown with zero head. Nose has lots of sweetness, some wood, cherry, lemon, raspberry. Flavor is tart, acidic, sweet, wood pulp, vinegar, sugary. Full bodied, very tart, acidic finish. Has tons of barrel character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Thanks BeerandBlues2! Murky orange brown pour with a huge dark head. Toffee, oak tannins, and wicked acidity give way to dark fruits and hints of brine. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2011
750 ml, thanks to BeerandBlues2 for bringing this one! Classic awesome sweet dark fruit funk, with plum, fig, raisin, apple, oak, toffee, and huge vinous presence. The fruity funk is just wonderful, and the 11% is hard to feel... until afterward. Yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours light hazy tawny with a bubbly off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel, toast, and cookie malt, lactic, dates, cherry, oak, vanilla, and light alcohol. Flavor is oak, dark cherry, plum, dates, vinous, lactic sourness, light hops, barnyard and a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2011
hazy red amber, thin tan ring. Balsamic, cherry light brown sugar. Flavor similar, few acetic or acetone, bit of sting. Thin, oily, and light alcohol burn, few off notes in light elmers/paper dryness. The sugar and cherry singular qualities actually help here, probably my favorite bfm from memory, most of the common flaws masked a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
750mL at Sour Epic Part 2. The pour is a tepid, hazy, deep strawberry. No head formation like a lot of these BFM sours. Fruit juice aroma, sweet strawberries and red cherries. Taste is rose wine, cherry juice box, evident alcohol heat. Small paperiness. Nice acidic balance. Soft mouthfeel- easy to drink for 11%. These BFMs are dangerously easy to enjoy so be careful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Capped 750 shared by Marcus. Pours garnet garnered amber with no head. The aroma is very sour and oaky. A touch earthy. Near med body. Flavor is earthy, sour, fruit with a lot of oak astringency. Fantastic.

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