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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2008

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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: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
In short: A very oaky, full of tannins, very sour and very astringent copper ale. Great sipper
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed approximately 2 years after the beer release (2 years after first rating)
The look: Cloudy rust color body topped by a small beige head
In long: The strong nose is very oaky, cherry-sour and very vinous. Smells like a classic Flemish Sour that would have spent extra time in red-wine barrels. Taste is equally oaky. All Saint Bon-Chien are oaky but this one takes the cake. It probably has to do with the age at which you drink them but I thought this one was fantastically oaky. A lots of mouth puckering tannins, cherries, oak and more oak, toasted almonds, cherry skin. This is the type of saliva-sucking beer you need a sip of water between each sip of beer. 11% rather well hidden. Carbonation is appropriately relaxed as in most St-Bon-Chien. Those Saint Bon-Chien beers are an acquired taste, a taste I have acquired. Those Saint Bon-Chien really are excellent beers but also very expensive, but it’s alright because I will save a bunch of money on my car insurance by dying young of liver failure.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
@dstructos Daks Back-bottle–pours an off white head and hazy copper color. Aroma is sour/acidic/vinuous. Taste is very acidic, herbal finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9171) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle… Murky, dark caramel ale with a small, quickly dissipating head. Caramel, toffee, red berries and mild acetone stand out in the aroma. This is the first time I’ve ever smelled anything resembling "real acetone" in a beer - despite the claims of others to have smelled the pure, unadulterated chemical in certain Flanders reds and Flemish sours. I call bullshit on that. Anyway, this beer is full-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor is a mish-mash of caramel, yeasty bitterness, citric acid, methanol and red wine vinegar. Finishes moderately bitter, mildly tangy and lightly boozy. Bottle courtesy of phaleslu!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2011 Bottle shared by Hopscotch. I liked this one the best out of the three we tried (06’,07’,08) This had some super funk in there, mixed with cherry, licorice and sour tartness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (10724) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
Deuent säuerlicher Antrunk, in dem holzige Noten mit leichter Fruchtigkeit harmonisieren. Süffig, sehr aromatisch. Die Säuerlichkeit bleibt auf ihrem Level und hält sich so zurück, ist aber hocharomatisch und beeinflusst alle anderen Aromen. Im Verlauf aber weniger holzig, dafür hopfiger, auch wenn er sich eher neutral verhält. Wenig aber erkennbar beißend im Hintergrund, was aufgrund der im Vordergrund harmonischen Säure erstaunt. Durch die vielfältigen hopfigen und würzigen Noten – die einzeln kaum zum Zuge kommen – wird dies im Gesamten aber wieder egalisiert. Sehr stimmiges Bier mit moderater Säuerlichkeit. Vielen Dank an den Doppelbock für das Bier! /12/11/12/13/12

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5341) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Hazy red brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, light vinegar, cherries, and bacteria. Taste of some caramel, sour cherries, wood, light vinegar, vanilla, and a sour finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4423) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Aged 3 years. Pours mahogany into a tulip. Off-white head with good retention recedes to hug rim. Sour cherry aromas. Thin with tart cherry pit from front to back. Lasting cherry and vanilla finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11188) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget.
Pours clear red with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has oak, caramel, viniousness, red apple peel, calvados notes. Lowish carbonation, dry and lovely creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is light, good tartness, caramel, red apples, red wine. Delicious, elegant, balanced and with a good zestiness to it. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle thx to hjalmar cons 2011-01-08 Göteborg AR: sour, horse blanket, nuts AP: dark amber, wee white head F. nutty, cherries (almond liqure) maderia, sourness

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8491) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Nose and taste of very tart fruit, wine, fermented cherries and oak barrel. Taste is tarter than most other Bon Chiens I have tasted.


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