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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: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - 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 (2499) - 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 (3264) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deflagro (106) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours a red-brown, very cloudy liquid with floats. Aroma is quite acidic with some candy and cherries. Taste is acidic, fruity and really nice with some yeast and wood. Really special, really good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13946) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle, 75cl 2008 vintage, courtesy of Plovmand. It pours a hazy, orange body with no head or carbonation. Caramel aroma with citric fruits and brett. Some alcohol as well. Sweetness, caramel, citrusy sourness and brett in the mouth. Warming, full-bodied and nicely carbonated. Astringent and palate-cleansing. Acidic and malty finish. A quite lovely sour. 090822

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - NOV 29, 2009
Tap@The Dome. Hazy deep red with no head at all. The aroma is fruity, woody, leathery, vinous. Sour, lemony, fruity with a damn’ drying effect. No traces of that ABV. Light bodied, thin almost flat with a little astringent woody bitter end. Outstanding beer. Waiting for the Grand Cru barrels...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13761) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle at Sune’s - Thanks Joergen. Cloudy red/brown - white head. Berries, oakey, soapy, fruity, sourness, wooden, sweetness, light candy, light vinegar, nice sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2009
Vintage 2008. Reddish brown color, slightly hazy. A small head quickly disappears. The smell is of tart berries, perhaps some lemon and tart apples as well. Subtle malts and a decent amount of funk - mud and wet hay. In the taste,sSome semi-sweet fruity notes and malts are quickly overshadowed by tart flavors and funky notes. The tartness is really good in this one, sharp and edgy, yet not puckering nor astringent. Perhaps a slight taste of vinegar. The finish is really dry with a decent amount of sweet alcohol, a hint of minerals and lingering tartness. Medium body with semi-aggressive carbonation. A good beer, quite interesting. It has an edgy character due to the way the tartness mixes with the aromas and the gentle sweetness. Would definitely have another. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (21333) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle at Sune. Hazy orange coloured with a small off white head. Light acidic aroma of brett, wood and berries. Light acidic flavour of brett, wood, berries and soap. Tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9417) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle. Brown/red pour. Aroma is a bit tart and vinegary with some nice fruit and woody notes. Flavor is yeasty, fruity, woody, tart and very nice.


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