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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2009)

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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: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Biere de Garde matured in oak barrels, mixture of 11 barrels of 225 litters: 6 Pinot Noir, 2 Chardonnay and 1 Pinot Gris de Neuchatel, 2 Merlot du Tessin. L’Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien, Strong sour ale, 11% vol. is a real UFO, is a beer brewed in honor of the former brewery cat, sanctified in her disappearance. This vintage shimmering red-amber is matured for months in oak barrels that previously contained wine or eau-de-vie. The drums give a very complex flavors this beer. In the mouth, she recalls the plot of a fruity red wine with a very sharp acidity.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2657) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Pours a flat murky rusty brown... Aromas are of funky mossy oak, sour cherries, tart apple cider all wrapped into a slighty sweet maltiness. The flavors are spot on with the nose but a complex vinous touch of fruity acidity plays well with the sour funky flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12303) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours hazy dark ruddy-orange amber with a few whiteish bubbles. Aromas of oak and light pitted fruits. Underlying vinosity. Med body. Flavor is tart, oaky and has a fair amount of light pitted fruit arguably accompanied by citrus. Orange even. Some of that fruit may actually be red berry. Certainly some red wine comes forth. And it shows sour. Heat is hardly noticeable. Finishes deliciously fruity, oaky, sour and astringent. All quite mellow.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lilja (2071) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2012
troligtvis drack jag denna i en sommarträdgård på Limhamn. Ölet är inte helt i harmoni. Många trevliga smaker som dock spretar åt lika olika håll och inte kan hålla sams.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (4186) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with thin, creamy beige head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is sour fruit, cookie and bread malts, booze, with light floral hops and spice. Flavor is average sweet malt, faint hops, and heavy sour esters; sweet, fruit and malt finish. Medium body and warmth with low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is cherry, plum, and raspberry with light acetic character, light malt, earthy and barnyard notes. Flavor is sour and tart berry fruits, light malt, hops, and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium-full body, medium warmth, and light carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
[4133-20111119] 12.68floz bottle (incorrect). Light beef malt aroma. Slightly hazy, red amber body with a quick foamy white head and some thin lacing. Sweet boozy malt flavour has an overpowering roasty caramel malt throughout. Medium-full body. Interesting but something off in it that I don’t like. (7/3/5/3/14) 3.2
(@ Rudy’s Sourfest 2011)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Bottle shared by marcus. Pours a amber with a off white head. Aroma is sour and wild. Flavor starts off sour and slightly tart. finishes a bit christmas spice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7445) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle from Monument Liquor. Pours amber with a modest beige head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a very sour malt falvor with something that tastes like cinnamon and a very dry acidic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
2011-11-19. Lightly hazy dark amber-red body with a small beige head and film. 3+ Flavour is funny, sort of cherry stem/leaf notes, modest cherry flavour, modest sourness throughout, modest alcohol grows as you go. Mild aroma, sour cherry and cherry pits. 6+ Average plus palate. Meh, not loving it. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, shared at Rudolf’s Sourfest 2011
"It’s like a zamboni in your mouth!"

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (5442) - GERMANY - NOV 14, 2011
Bottle looks really good, although a bit complex. Beer in the glass brownish, huge head. Starts modest sourish, fruity like sour apple and grapefruit. Some spicy hints. Finish drier, still sourish. Okay.


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