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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: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   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 (37028) - 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 (6288) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (11544) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5863) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3567) - 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.

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