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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: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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henrikb's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, - OCT 8, 2009
Deep amber body with very little head; Very special flowery medical nose; Extremely special body very very velvet soft, hop bitter and extremely sour strange warm lactic; Very long finish where the acid grows to the extreme, lots of flower aromas, barrel too. Very very strange special and interesting beer.


4.3
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9654) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2014
750 ml green bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of caramel, sour cherry, vinous notes, oak, , vanilla and light bourbon. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of caramel, barnyard funk, sour citrus, oak and vinous notes with a crisp dry lingering tart finish.

4.5
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2112) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2013
From the bottle marked 00276. For my 1,500th review I thought I would try a limited edition. The pour looks more like wine than beer with a reddish hue and virtually no head to speak of. The aroma has all the tart and red grape qualities of a sour ale with the faintest of malts. It is really sour on the nose. Medium body. The taste has an overwhelming sour grape character to it along with a sharp bite at the end that makes one wince (especially if you are not a regular sour ale drinker like me). For the style it seems to be a perfect fit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
On tap at the Lion’s Pride in Brunswick during our New England trip. Nose is red wine, dark fruits, lactic acid, mild oak, and a touch of toast. Flavor is nice with good acid and fruit through the background. At this age, however, I figured it’d be a bit smoother. Not quite as good as the 2011 that I’ve had on tap lately, and nowhere near where the 2006 is now.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
Oklar röd/brun i färgen, inget skum. Doftar söt-surt, lingon, röda bär, vinöst, fatkaraktär. Smakar härligt sur-sött, lingon, fat, vinöst, röda bär, söta körsbär. Jättegott.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2490) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Split with my wife in our NYC hotel. I like this trend. Vintage 2008 Consumed August 27,2010 Poured assertively right down the center of the glass, there was virtually no head whatsoever. Hence, no lacing. I am neither surprised nor taken aback, as this is a high abv sour ale, after all. The color is a light copper shade and the beer is mostly clear. The aroma is funky, ala Flanders oud bruin. The beer tastes very nice, with an underlying sweetness that just manages to cut the tartness ever so slightly. The body is somewhat thin, and the finish is quite acetic and/or vinegary, though not astringent or harsh. This is a very tasty beer and definitely worthy of attention, though it is rather expensive.

4.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark amber with almost no head. Moderately malty aroma with notes of sour berries, caramel and wood. Flavor is a little sweet but tart with notes of wood, caramel and sour berries. Dry and tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Pours tea-like orange/brown color; thin sawdusty head. Smells like Avery’s Depuceleuse and Dyhos Dactylion, in the same vein. Tastes very similar too.


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