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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: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2010
25.4 oz bottle. Foggy brown with edgy froth. Nose is sour white grapes and caramel with hints of spice and wood. Medium body with a faint sparkle. Taste is unripe peach and plum, a touch of honey, then grass and lemon peel. I’m getting a little bored with the Bon Chien series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle, part of a vertical. Obviously more fresh than the others. More bourbon, more barrel and more fruit. Not as tangy. Still, a great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho. good carbonation for an ASBC beer. Tart, tasty, complex, vinous, a really solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle shared with a buddy. It pours completely flat, muddy brown, no head, no lace. Aroma--brett, funky cherries, and vanilla. Flavor--funky and sour upfront, but not too much so. The initial funk and cherry quality resembles a more mellow Rodenbach Grand Cru. This character is followed by an unexpected sweetness, a sweetness that is followed through with a nice barnyard Flemish Red funk. The alcohol is hidden UNBELIEVABLY well. It is medium bodied with only a trace amount of carbonation. I like still beers in general, so this one is good by me. Overall: no where near worth the price (17 dollars), but damn tasty, and I am glad I payed that price to try this limited release.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5677) - 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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (5274) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11501) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9469) - Ursel, 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6976) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1182) - 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.

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