alexsdad06 (4540) - Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle sample from notes. Pours a hazy amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart fruity notes with some acidity, caramel, bready malt, vinous notes, tannins, alcohol, oak, and raisins all with a dry finish. Full body, vinous sour, medium warmth and carbonation.
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 (#00276) from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours hazy dark amber/brown with no head. Aromas of sourish oak and grapes. Med body or so. Little carbonation. It’s sort of a Flanders red. Not too sour, very woody/oaky, and it seems to have a lot of grape. Mostly red berry. Finishes, dry, mildly sour and somewhat oak astringent. Very tasty.
Westmeister (1534) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another big boy bottle shared by the host EricTeusink. I owe you man. The beer poured amber//brown with some sediment and no head. Aroma was sour cherries, vinous, dark caramel. Taste was sour dark cherries, wood, caramel malts, old red wine. The finish was a bit muddled tartness with a rather large oak component. Pretty nice and a treat drinking the 2010 brew. Perhaps just a bit past its prime.
Tomy63 (173) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
puissante, vineuse, beaucoup d’acidité, fruits rouges (framboise surtout). Notes boisées aussi. Bien mais aps trop mon style.
TBone (11926) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Alko Arkadia. Murky reddish, amber color, no head. Tart, strawberry aroma. Medium to full-bodied. Very berryish, strawberry, tart cherries, alcohol. Some red wine notes. Not the best of these BFMs. Too much overriped berries.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle I took to football and beer with Andy, Max, and Paul. Pours a fairly clear amber brown with a touch of white bubbles on the edges, but not much. Big acid and wood, acetone and a touch of white wine. Big and sweet. Sweeter than most of the others that I can recall. Actually tastes a bit different from the other ones that I remember. Warm and a bit boozy, warm wood, tannins, toast into the finish. Lingering light acetone. The Bon Chien vintages always seem to taste fairly similar to me, but this one does stand out a bit. Like the others, I think it would be tough to drink a whole 750 by myself, but they’re fine for sharing with friends.
joshmcg000 (302) - Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fidelis Sourfest 2013. Pours dark hazy amber. Aroma is funky yeast. Very sweet, also sour. Some cherry fruitiness. Littl.e bit of oak, not much vanilla. Really good
fidelis83 (1825) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, ruddy brown pour with a thin, off white head. Aroma is Full of tart fruit and vinous notes, sweet malt, light, crusty bread, earthy funk and fallen leaves. Flavor is tart and funky up front, with some earthiness, vinous notes, dark fruit, buttery and lightly toasty oak, candi sugar sweetness, vanilla and a nice light booziness. Medium body, sicky, chewy entry, with a gradual fade into a slightly dry and pleasantly pucker inducing tart finish. Pretty freaking delicious, I have never had a sour with an ABV this high, and I have to say I enjoyed it. Like an earthy quad with a nice tart backbone.
thellgren (229) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.75 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Brown colour, no head at all, looks like the Finnish homemade low alcohol ale. Taste is in my mouth mainly acid, maybe with a hint of yeast and malts. You need to eat something while drinking this.
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semihazy red brown body, no head at all. Aroma has lots of things, sourness, berries, pink bubblegum, acidic maltiness. Flavour has straigh acidic, apples, vinegar. Quite thick body for such acidic beer. Very nice sour.