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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: 99   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2035) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2011
Vinöst rödbrun ale. Hög syrlighet, men väl matchat av fylligheten och alkoholen.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
(750ml bottle blended April 2010 thanks to BMan1113VR) cloudy amber-orange with soapy bubbles. Nose is mossy, funky, currant, cranberry, and alcohol. Taste of tangerine, wet barrel, cranberry, pipe tobacco, easy to drink and smooth. One of the more complex sours in recent memory. Amazingly good linger, and a bit of alcohol on the palate finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14386) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
2 years old
Cloudy dark amber color (although the bottle rested one year with no shaking); the low carbonation allows for a small head. The aroma is mild, more harmonious than the ASBC 2007 tasted side-to-side, with some gentle sourness, wood, nice red fruits (even some raspberries), and a light dusty character. The body is quite lean; the mouthfeel is soft and quite dry; there is a good blend of caramel, tart character, lemony accents, light vinous touch; the acidity is well controlled too, and the alcohol is not evident. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4367) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Pours occluded amber into a tulip. Off-white head quickly subsides to nothing. Sour cherry and oak aromas. Soft with sour cherry and summer pit fruit from front to back. Dry, lasting dark grape and oak finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Delicious sour. On draft at Memphis Taproom. Very complex, hints of cherry, vanilla, and funk. Pours deep amber. Nice acidic bite to complement the high ABV.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2221) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2011
On tap at Farmhouse in Burlington for their Big Ass Beer Event. Bright ruby pour with absolutely no head. This beer is completely flat. Aroma is marked by fantastic sweetness in the form of both the chardonnay barrel with vanilla and wood, along with big dark fruit, cherry and orange peel. This combines with an excellent funkiness that melds delightfully with this woody and boozy presence. I think this is significantly better than the 2006. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2011
bottle, orange amber pour. pretty light aroma, notes of tangerine, st josephs aspirin. citrusy, orange. definately a high wine presence, some oak with a good dose of acidity. Pretty flavorful

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
on tap @ redlight redlight for sourfest. Sour fruit upfront with sharp citrus acidity, balanced by oak with some vanilla notes. Slightly more acidic than other vintages I’ve had with some acetic notes as well, but not too much. I love BFM.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kristall-König (2207) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2011
Im Duft sehr weinartig, säuerlich nach Apfelmost und Rosinen. Antrunk keineswegs brachial sauer, sondern fein säuerlich. Mittig weiterhin säuerlich (vergorener Apfel), Rosine, Weinhefe, Holzfass und Muskat. Dabei intensiv weinartig und schon ein Alkoholnebel, der am Gaumen klebt. Abgangs trocken sauer, branntweinartige Noten und sehr liquide. Das Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien bietet eine nahezu perfekte Mischung von Wein und Bier - der Wein steht im Vordergrund. Hätte ich nicht so gelungen eingeschätzt. Hut ab.Test vom 23.1.2011, Gebinde: Glasflasche

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Hazy ruby body, light tan head. Nose is barrel, caramel, some over ripe fruits, alcohol, paint thinner. Flavor is caramel, alcohol, some tartness, phenolic clay. Meh.


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