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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
bottle 276 thanks to bman1113vr. poured a hazyish caramel. aroma of sour cherries and maybe horse blanket although not sure if thats what else i was getting or not. flavor was sour cherry, tart, and wool?????. medium body with low carb. i am not sure if i am on this one or not.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (10032) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle from TheCheeseMan, thanks! Brown color. Vinous aroma with oak, fresh cheese and cherry. Soft rounded sour flavor with clear oaky notes, fresh cheese. Vinous with hints of lemon, pepper, spicy notes and red fruits. Not a sign of the 11% ABV. Complex and magnificent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
( 750ml bottle marked #276 thanks to BMan1113VR) Pours murky brown-orange with small ring of bubbles. Nose of funky wet wood, white grapes, with an odd metallic nose. Taste of nail polish, tart cherries, apricots, and raspberries, with a light astringency. Finishes fairly tart as well with a great refreshing body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2010
(750ml, bottle # 276, 2008 vintage, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a cloudy burnt orange body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of vinous, grass, wood, horseblanket, cork, and caramel. Flavor of wood, vinous, caramel, cherry, and subtle citrus with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3274) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Sampled at the Mekong BFM event. The 2008 strikes one as a young cross between the fruity 06 and the woody 07. The sour cherry notes are present, and more piercing, with almost a lemon quality, and the wood is more brash and tannic. But the flavors meld well. Some alcohol faintly evident on this one as well. Good stuff, should age wonderfully.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (10035) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2010
750 ml bottle at BFM event at Birreria Paradiso. Cloudy medium brown color. Small white head that disappears quickly and leaves scant lacing. Aroma of sour apples and grapefruit. Some funk, but not much. Flavor has citrus, apples and light spice. Complex and interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4807) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2010
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. murky amber with a small ring of off white head. nose is wood and slightly sour with lemons. nice on the palate with a great flavor of sour lemon and wood.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle number 276. Pours with a murky amber brown body and a minimal head. Aroma is tart, citric acid, fruit, slight mold/cork, and floral notes. Taste is sweet, slightly meaty, and sour. Sort of Flemish Red like with a ton of alcohol. Floral, medium tannic oak. Medium to light carbonation. Dry and acidic.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2404) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2009
When it pours there is a small head. But that fades rather quickly. The body is a murky, a bit still looking, with low clarity. The color is like cherry juice. Aroma is strong on the barrel aromas traditionally associated with a Flanders Red style. On top of that is some very nice tart fruit/cherry skins. It is also really, really musky. There is some alcohol and barrel alcohol coming though. However, it all melds well together and the alcohol works well. These Bon Chiens, as I have stated with previous vintages, are just Imperial Flanders Reds. Flavor is sweet and sour cherry with a sticky and musky aspect. Again, there is a bit of stingy, alcohol and tartness that mesh the two aspects (Imperial and Flanders Red). There is a good amount of sourness in the finish. Has a nice traditional aspect from the musky cherry and tartness/sourness with the new Imperial-type notes of alcohol and some stronger barrel.
On tap, 10oz flute glass, @ Mugs Ale House.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2009
211109 Tasting with Ungdomsklubben. Pours a hazy orange. Sweet with some sourness. Aromas of sour berries. Medium bodied. Foft carbonation. Slightly sticky mouthfeel.


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