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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2010)

Formerly brewed at BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Saignelégier, Switzerland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Matured in mixture of 11 oak barrels: 6 Pinot Noir, 2 Chardonnay and 1 Pinot Gris de Neuchatel, 2 Merlot du Tessin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tomy63 (198) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 21, 2013
puissante, vineuse, beaucoup d’acidité, fruits rouges (framboise surtout). Notes boisées aussi. Bien mais aps trop mon style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14784) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshmcg000 (376) - Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2013
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thellgren (531) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2516) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7259) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
bfm- always weird and usually tasty .. . pours a deep tan ruby .. . foam head low, lacing is hands across america .. . deep tart fruit skin and funky hot dog weiner skin .. . light mouth .. . pretty good .. . . I couldn’t remember how to throw a boomerang, but eventually it came back to me.

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