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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


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Hello Mr. 2008 Bottle, you are a sour, I have yet to try, prepare yourself to be added to the many sours I have already tried. Pricey, yeah damn pricey (sorry chevy chase) but its way more than it would be at Holiday or some place in SD. Shared with my dad who drank his but wasn’t super pumped about it. Pour is reddish with a little tan head. Nose is quite funky, very vinegary with touches of that cherry funk that happens in many sours. Taste is pretty nice with some funky vinegar. The carbonation is though is way too intense. This was well taken care of through the barrel aging in all of those yummy BA versions of this beer, but this one, tickles my tongue a bit much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2010
75cl bottle. Almost no head atop dead yeast filled murky brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, wood, cherry/Brett/sour, some vinous, light funk. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry/Brett, sour, alcohol, some vinous, wood, light caramel. Woody aftertaste. Medium-full body, some stickiness, acidity, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Another great sour from BFM. 750ml bottle. Pours a lightly hazed copper color with instant carbonation and a small beige head that diminished quickly. Tart cherry notes with some oak tannin and vinous notes. Some tart berry flavors with dry oak and light acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Part of a ’06, ’07, ’08 and ’08 GC Vin Juane vertical with EricE and brainlair. Definitely the funkiest of the 3. Slightly sweeter than the ’07, significantly sweeter than the ’06. Almost as tart as the ’07 (i.e. just a touch of it), much less so than the ’06. I think what really differentiates this one from the others is a really oily barrel character; lots of charred oak and vanilla, much less tannic than the other 2. Good dose of red fruit. Similar to the ’07 in the mouthfeel; very soft, very gentle carbonation; a touch of oiliness on the finish. I think I liked this one the best of the 3.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2010
06/07/08 vertical with brainlair and ryan. Red-brown pour, opaque with lots of crap floating around. Thin light tan head. Fruity sour aroma. Some wood, herbal notes. Fruity flavor. Sourness that lasts, with a touch of sweetness. Dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2010
750mL bottle, 06 07 08 vertical with EricE and ryan. Pours a murky reddish brown with a decent amount of white head that fades quickly. Sourness in the aroma hits immediately after it comes out of the bottle, with barnyard funk, and a bit of fruity sweetness, grapes and tannins. Tastes sour, but not nearly as sour as it smells, with sweet raisins, figs and grapes. Has tart citrus peel and some alcohol in the finish. For an 11% beer this hides it’s alcohol quite well. Better than the 07, which is dominated by sweet(er) fruit, but not as balanced as the 06.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
75 cL bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours clear and golden deep amber with no head. Aroma is dry phenolic, wooden and slight acetone like. Dark overripe fruity too. Sweet, wineous and slight phenolic to mild acetone/chemical flavoured. Slight dry sourish into an overripe fruity flavoured finish. Mild acidic touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 Bottle at Mark’s Sour Tasting on 06/16/2010. Hazy orange body with a small white head. Sweet fruit and tart aroma. Tart flavor with some oak and caramel. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 9/3/8/3/17 - 4.0 Bottle at Mekong’s Beer tasting with Jerome on 01/20/2010. Clear copper amber body with a small off-white head. Tart caramel and fruit aroma. Tart fruit and caramel flavor. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation. 8/3/8/4/17 - 4.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2010
(Sample Date: 1/20/2010 Source:Mekong) Woody with a nice spicy complexity in aroma. Mostly clear dark golden/copper with little head. Woody oak flavor with a light fruity sourness and a hint of warming. Slightly sour complex finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2010
bottle, thanks to bman1113vr, muddy brown pour with a tasty cherry and balsamic vinegar nose, flavors are straight BC with woody fruits overlaid on tannic sour earthiness, nice finish to this

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