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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: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13104) - 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

   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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13225) - 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.

   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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20476) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8851) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16225) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a malty spicy yeasty aroma with some acidic hints. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor with some tart hints. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish with some sour hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Pours a deep maroon red, with not much of a head, some bubles hug the edge of the glass. Smells somewhat acidic with traces of oak, wine, and dark fruits. The flavor was a little more sour and acidic than I was expecting, although last years was pretty similar. Very vinuous in its characters. Got hints of cherry, oak, and other dark fruits mixed in. Finish was acidic and sweet, lingered on the palate for a whiel. Pretty good, but not so dissimilar from last years vintage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2009
2008 bottle shared with the usual suspects at the Brick Store. Pours a very cloudy brownish orange with a small collection of bubbles on the to that recedes quickly to nothing. The aroma is fantastic with a hint of vinegar acidity up front with some cheese and tart fruits. There is some lightly toasted malts and dough in the background. There is some barnyard funk in the nose as well, though I think it’ll build more over time. The taste is noticeably sweeter than the aroma with the tart fruits taking on a more sugar-coated character with maybe some green apples as well as tart cherries. The vinegar is less pronounced and there is a slightly sugary malt backbone underneath it all. The finish is slightly dry but not extremely funky yet. The mouthfeel is slick with low carbonation and dry in the finish. The acidity is fairly light and doesn’t overpower the feel. I just take for granted that I can buy these around here but this is the first time I’ve tasted one. All I can say is I will definitely be buying more of these as this is an excellent beer - very complex and drinkable. Highly recommended.

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