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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


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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2010

Bottle 750ml. @ home.

Clear medium amber red color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berry, berry acidic, wood, vinegar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, moderate acidic and acetic with a long duration, berry, tart, vinegar, a dry dry and tart finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish fel is light alcoholic. [20100611]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2010
75 cL bottle at Moeder Lambic. Pours cloudy dark orange with a bubbly white head. Aroma is astringent chemical, cherry and barnyard. Smooth fruity and nice lacto level. Dry and acidic finish. Smooth and slight chemical fruity to wooden notes. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34362) - 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 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25388) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2010
Bottled. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is sour wood, some spices, quite acidic as well. Flavour is acidic wood, some herbs, mild alcohol as well as some grassy notes. Mild fruityness as well. Also a slight interesting very sweet peak in the middle of the sour/tart/acidic notes.

   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2010
Bottled, thanks Bov! Hazy copper colour, minimal head. Restrained citric tartness in the nose, but the acidity gets more pungent as it goes. Dryish and surprisingly light for an 11% beer. Citric, woody and funky. Oaky and intense. Another great BFM beer, yet not my favourite from them.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21446) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19160) - 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.

   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..

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