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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2009

 (RETIRED)
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle at the Where the Wild Beers Are event graciously hosted by Mission Dolores. Pours a murky brown caramel color with a thin white head. Spicy acid, caramel and toast. Lots of acid, but a good amount of sweetness as well with tons of caramel and a bit of nuttiness. Light carbonation, which is surprise given how flat some of the Bon Chiens come out. Warming alcohol on the finish, nice tartness as well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Draft at Max’s. Opaque orange brown pour, thick. Funky aroma with tons of oak and fruit - cherry, grape, and pineapple. Mellow tart flavor with some roast and hops. Bitter creamy finish. Very smooth.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Beautiful vinous nose, a bit of acidity, lots of bright red fruit. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly tart, some cotton candy and honey, a bit of under-ripe strawberry and cherry, nicely balanced with fresh yogurt and lemon, and some dusty yeast.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
750ml bottle shared at a tasting, not sure who brought it. Pours a hazy amber color with a one-finger white head that leaves a thick ring and swirls. Big sour and funky vinous aroma with oak -bal and a good sweet caramel base poking through. On the flavor, what I really get out of it is gruyere cheese fondue with white wine, as crazy as that is. Besides that it’s oaky and funky with sweet caramel and toffee hints. Complex. Smooth and creamy yet mildly acidic and biting on the palate, with soft, rather low carbonation. Really enjoyable brewskarooni they’ve got themselves here. I’m really starting to like the Abbey of Saint Good Dog.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (1829) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Bottle. Pours relatively flat with thin lightly tan head that’s got loads of big bubbles in it; lightly murky reddish brown hue. Sour and woody aroma with hints of vanilla and vinous characteristics. Flavor is nicely sour, but rounded and not too sharp, but shows up nicely in that department in the finish. Woodiness doesn’t come through in the flavor as much, and I really can’t believe that this is 11%. Very drinkable, and has a medium body that is a bit slick with softer carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 19, 2010
Tap at Church Key. Pours a little on the flat side, with hardly any head, but the natural sourness and complexity doesn’t degrade the mouth feel. Nose is tart and light, young and complex. Taste is fresh, young, sour, light and tart. Generally quite a light mouthfeel, and hides its ABV excellently. Brilliant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of caramel and berries. Fruity and light acidic flavourof berries with notes of acetone. Tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13362) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy red/brown - white head. Nice sourness, fruity, red berries, wooden, light milkey, lacto, light winey, nutty, rubber, dryness. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4699) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle: Poured a light hazy reddish/brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of sour notes with oak and vinous notes is quite enjoyable. Taste is a quite complex mix between some sour and vinous notes with some tart oak notes which are trying to hides a sweet Belgian malt bases. Body is full for style with good carbonation and alcohol is very well hidden. Complex mix that is hard to describe but very enjoyable. Hard to decipher all the barrel that were used but very fin nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10773) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
cloudy yellow ,small white head. nice sour bretty spicy.aroma flavor is sour, bretty, fruity.


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