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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: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4707) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Great hazy amber coloured body with a soapy off-white head and a nice set of bubbles rising from the bottom and sides. Aroma of faint vinegar, malt, yeast, sour grapes, caramel and a touch of fruit. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a sour grape taste at first fading to a light maltiness and a slow citric twang with some good fruit and caramel flavours coming afterwards, leading away from the sour taste. Aftertaste shows more complexity with much more yeast and malt flavours than sour twists. Overall, a very interesting and complex beer - definitely one to try if you can find it. Not my favourite sour - but a great beer and bridging the gap on styles! DEFINITELY worth packing this ~3/4 pound heavy bottle in my bag and bringing it home!!! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Drinks of the World in Zurich, Switzerland on 14-November-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 25-May-2010, purchased for CHF24 (plus some crazy deposit).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
On tap @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. The aroma is citric, bit soapy. hazy, orange coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is citric, little sour/tart, some wood there. The beer is relative light and has some carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
750ml bottle. Poured a medium brownish (with a reddish tint) color with almost no head. Aromas of wood/oaky, cherries, some vinegar, and a lighter funkiness. Tastes of wood, lighter cherries, vinegar, and the same lighter funkiness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2010
Draught; 1 year on keg Huge, dense yellowish head over red-orange, veiled beer, leaving shards of lace. Extremely fruity nose, estery with strawberries, pineapple, sweet woodruff and faint citrus. Definitely quite complex, rosehips at the end. Again fruity flavours, less defined, bit of acidity and quite estery; sweet-sourish, balanced. Dry, just-not-hoppy palate with remarkably discreet alcohol. Wormwood in the aftertaste, not excessively bitter however. Balanced, but less alcohol-vinous than previous editions?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2010
Bottle at Winking Lizard Crosswoods. Cloudy reddish amber pour with no head. Sour aroma with oak, cherry and berry notes and winey grape. Oaky sour cherry flavor up front with a winey grape finish that is equal parts tart and bitter. Pretty good if you can afford it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - APR 5, 2010
Bottle shared by mspindler. Poured a orangish copper color with funky orange yeast particles floating around. Aroma was funky, vinegar, and apricots. Taste was very sharp and sour fruits, dry and sweet. Lower on the carbonation side. Overall very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
Bottle from lone hill. Pours a muddy cola brown with a beige ring. Aroma is mostly tart funk and vinegar with notes of underripe fruits and red wine. Flavor is sharply sour and funky. This beer is all bugs and barrel. Dry, vinegary, oaky tannins, somewhat astringent. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2010
Dark red-amber color, hazy; sparse bubbles, no head. The aroma is more elegant and balanced than usual, with caramel, oak, light vanilla, a touch of the BFM funkiness; vinous. Good body structure; there is caramel flavor, but mostly a wine flavor, a bit acidic, funky; the light alcohol presence is actually complementing these flavors; the final has also a light vinegar component. As usual, the Abbaye de Saint-Bon chien is a great beer, but I had better vintages.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2091) - New York, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Did a o6, 07, and 08 vertical tasting at the Captain Lawrence Rosso e Marrone release yesterday thanks to someone named Joe. Good carbonation, tart, with some cherry flavors. The sourness really lasts and I loved all three. This one is brightest which i enjoyed a lot.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle from chyldking. Pours a flat burnt copper color. No head, few random clear bubbles. Nose is light sour and funk, some lemony notes and some apples. Palate is thin, slick, light tingle in the finish. Flavor is a light sour mustiness with some light apple notes. Very juice like.


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