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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: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
No commercial description

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (5539) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12136) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (6307) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2010
The beer pours a hazy brown color with only a few white bubbles. There is really nothing you could consider a head on the beer. The aroma is a mix of brown sugar, caramel malt and some light tartness. The flavor is sour apples, brown sugar and some oak. Thin, watery mouthfeel and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (6029) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Crown tag shows 00276 and the front label shows 2008 - Blended in January 2009. Murky brown pour with only spotty bubbles on the surface. Aroma is very funky yeast, strong tart berries, lemon juice, sweat, wet leather and wet wood. Taste is big wet woody notes, strong, funky yeast, wet leather, sweat, tart fruit, damp earth and fading malt. Body is light-medium with little to no carbonation and s lick feel. Acidic dryness throughout and a very slight warmth from the 11% ABV. The finish is more wet wood, funky yeast, earthy flavors, sour fruit, lemon juice, sweat, and a light malty note. Nice sour ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Bottle that I took to a tasting at Paul’s place. Pours a ruby hazed brown with a thin white head. Big fat sour notes, acid and malt, caramel and soft acid. Almost carbonated, which is more carbonation than most of the Bon Chiens I’ve had. Long big sourness, but not overly harsh. Lingering slow acid and tartness. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
10/9/10. Thanks, Coleman! 750mL bottle. Huge sweet and woody aroma with a dash of sour. Big sweet up front followed by a big cherry pucker and lots of tannic wood.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Aged 750 from State Line. Pours turbid ruby copper with a lot of carbonation and a fairly big and clinyg head for a beer this big, although the head goes away and stays away as it warms. Aroma of malt, sour mashy cherry, caramel oaky earthy notes, and spicy yeasty funk. Tastes lively and very carbonated with a tart cherry taste, with some malty caramel, oaky, fruity, and cobwebby estery notes as it warms.Very complex, with an evolution toward brown sugary sweetness and more fruity cherry berry red wine grapey notes late, plus tinges of oak, spice, and old aley dank basement. These vintage ADSBC beers are expensive, but they never let me down, and as such I consider them worth every penny.

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