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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: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - JUL 3, 2009
75 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Pours a hazy copper color with a thin head which dies, color is nice though. Aroma is funky and acidic with lots of unripe gooseberries, green apples, lemon, cherries, red currants, oak, hints of barnyard and even some interesting cognac-like notes. Flavour is really tart and sour with lots of lemon, unripe gooseberries, green apples, cherries, red currants, funky barnyard, cheese and oak. Really dry, no sweetness at all. Lovely medium to fullbodied mouthfeel. Carbonation is soft. Very similar to a gueze or fruit lambic - in fact it is drinkable as an 5% gueze or fruit lambic. Dangerous, utterly tasty brew actually. One of the best beers I’ve ever had. Only thing which isn’t perfect is the appearance in my opinion, but I can live with that... This is why beer is so fun. A masterpiece! Probably in my top-5 or so of all time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vuilleumierd (1) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2012 does not count
A famous one. Produced in Saignelégier, Swizerland by a great inspired man. Resin, floral, herbs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 27, 2009
bottled@Solothurner Biertage 2009 - cloudy red-brown colour with a little beige foam; vinous nose, very sourish and vinegar-like, prune and alcohol are noticeable too; very moderate carbonation, oily and quite sticky, full malt body, very sour yet very drinkable; long sourish finish with robust and long lasting notes of red fruits - what a beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Nice funky lambic-y aroma. Initially this is fruity tartness, but there is an unexpected depth of flavor. Notes of raisins, fruit, vanilla. A very pleasant finish. Abv is hidden yet warms you to the core. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2009
beautyfull hazy copperish brown smells sourish-sweetish, and of wood-resins, a hint of good old port tasts both woody and fruity, and of warm alcohol, fruityness like dried plums, maltyness too aftertaste a good sourness ( not harsh) warm alcohol, bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Poured a clear amber red with a slight beige head. Aroma of a flanders red, tart, with some wood, fruit, and light spice. Taste is also tart, some dark fruit, grape/wine, light alcohol, mild malt. Finish is also tart and fruity. Very nice beer.

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Aged 750 from State Line. Pours turbid ruby copper with a lot of carbonation and a fairly big and clinyg head for a beer this big, although the head goes away and stays away as it warms. Aroma of malt, sour mashy cherry, caramel oaky earthy notes, and spicy yeasty funk. Tastes lively and very carbonated with a tart cherry taste, with some malty caramel, oaky, fruity, and cobwebby estery notes as it warms.Very complex, with an evolution toward brown sugary sweetness and more fruity cherry berry red wine grapey notes late, plus tinges of oak, spice, and old aley dank basement. These vintage ADSBC beers are expensive, but they never let me down, and as such I consider them worth every penny.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Capped 750 shared by Marcus. Pours garnet garnered amber with no head. The aroma is very sour and oaky. A touch earthy. Near med body. Flavor is earthy, sour, fruit with a lot of oak astringency. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle (Nr.276) at Nya Tröls. Sour and tart with red-wine, vinegar, cherries, wood, raisins and vanilla.

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