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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2009)

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: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (2374) - Alexandria, Virginia, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RoyceH (1198) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15149) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5898) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
cloudy yellow ,small white head. nice sour bretty spicy.aroma flavor is sour, bretty, fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of alcohol and malt . The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, and alcohol, leading to dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a cloudy amber with an off-white head. Tart aroma, lots of Brett and lacto. Medium body, sweet overripe fruit, Brett and funk. Sherry and wood accents.Amazingly complex. The alcohol doesn’t really show. Yummy! 110910

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2010
75cl Bottle @ Moeder Lambic Fontaines, Brussels. Bottle # 276. Pours unclear amber with some creamy bubbles on top. Acetone, wood, cherries and brett. Very fruity and it has a fine dry tartness. Balanced. Very nice..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Magnum at Churchkey, decanted, paired with Nancy’s camembert cheese from Old Chatham Sheepherding, andport-glazed figs. The rating is for the beer. Gusher. Hazy deep amber color, large fluffy off white head. Aroma of plum, raisin and wood. Taste is sour grapefruit, cherry, vanilla, cider, spice. Very nice.

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