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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


on tap


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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy amber with a small and quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is of dark fruits, some malts, fruity, lots of alcohol and some funk. Lots of fruit in the flavor, very musky, little carbonation, red wine, very intense flavor. According to my mother: "tastes like fermented fruits smells."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (5094) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2011
@ ACBF 2011. The aroma has some caramel malts, fruitiness, wood. Hazy, red-orange coloured beer with no head. The taste is sour/tart, has some caramel, wood, wine and fruit. Refreshing, has some body. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Tap at Churchkey. Dark brown pour with a small head. Nose and flavor both hold a really brilliant combination of sweet deep malt presence like plum and raisin, woody acidity from the red wine barrels, nice balanced sourness, and that phenomenal crisp tannic dryness from the white wine wood. Really an impressive beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6172) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Got the last pour at the Birch. Muddy and ruddy with a thick murky top. The aroma is immense, rich with glorious funkiness. It drinks quite nicely for a sour, easy going and relatively mellow. Delicious. (#4263,9/24/2011)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11659) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Tap at Churchkey. Pours clear tawny with a medium-small, bubbly white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel, nutty, and bread malt with toffee and brown sugar notes, alcohol, oak, and dates. Flavor is malt dominant with some sourness, minimal hops and bitterness, oak notes and a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12774) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Draft. Minimal off-white head, clear garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, oak, some vinous, light butter/Chardonnay, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, some sour, caramel. Medium-full body, low carbonation, some stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2011
dark brown/purple, lacing white head, heavy and thin. Nose of cherry, balsamic, bit of pie sweetness. Flavor is overly sweet, fruity and bitterly oaky, light cherry. Thin, hot, bitingly carbonated with small bubbles, accents bitterness and thus unfocused impression. Mediocre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2847) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Draft at Moeder Lambic. A dark toffee/caramel color with some ruby highlights. Decently sized off-white head that left a little lacing behind. Aromas reminiscent of vinegar, malt and honey. Not so much honey, but a certain sweetness in the nose that reminds me of it. Taste is pretty tart vinegar. There is a malted backbone that is present, but the sour is the main actor. Decent tart/sour mouthfeel that lasts well after swallowing. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12990) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle 2010. Poured cloudy reddish brown with a small to minimal fizzy off-white head that diminished with little lacing. Heavy complex tannic grape and wood aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour grape flavor with medium tp heavy tannic & sour finish of medium to long duration. This is a very good complex beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (19477) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle at Ebenezer Kezar’s, shared with Niell and Greg. Murky amber color, scant white head. Aroma of sour plums, dates, cherries. Taste is deeply sour, more than it’s age would suggest, and aggressive port wine and stone fruits. Should age well.

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