Home >

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


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3737) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21653) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5256) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (3587) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3965) - 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.

   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 (16523) - 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 (15152) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 6 7 8  9  10 11 12 » 14

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50