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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: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
No commercial description

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
Oklar röd/brun i färgen, inget skum. Doftar söt-surt, lingon, röda bär, vinöst, fatkaraktär. Smakar härligt sur-sött, lingon, fat, vinöst, röda bär, söta körsbär. Jättegott.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3089) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Split with my wife in our NYC hotel. I like this trend. Vintage 2008 Consumed August 27,2010 Poured assertively right down the center of the glass, there was virtually no head whatsoever. Hence, no lacing. I am neither surprised nor taken aback, as this is a high abv sour ale, after all. The color is a light copper shade and the beer is mostly clear. The aroma is funky, ala Flanders oud bruin. The beer tastes very nice, with an underlying sweetness that just manages to cut the tartness ever so slightly. The body is somewhat thin, and the finish is quite acetic and/or vinegary, though not astringent or harsh. This is a very tasty beer and definitely worthy of attention, though it is rather expensive.

   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 (6315) - 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 (2139) - 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 (2302) - Seattle, Washington, 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 (11047) - San Diego, California, 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 (3810) - 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.

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