marcus (7838) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours murky brown with a thin beige head (rare for BFM) and a fruit and vinegar aroma. There is a tart vinous fruit flavor with a pleasant oak finish.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Clear dark red ambder with almost no head. Very pleasant floral caramel apple aroma. Very bright thick sticky palate. Tastes of lemon! Sour green apple and caramel with a dry oaky vanilla and candy finish and lingering floral perfume on the back end. Excellent.
hayduke (3925) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A draft pour at THE LOCAL beer bar in Eureka, CA. Came in the glass a copper color with a small off-white head. and light lacing. Nose of sour cherries and oak. Medium in body with with a lively and somewhat alcoholic mouthfeel, Flavor is tart, and shows cherries, ripe dark fruit, and again the oak in the background, and a little bit of funk. The finish is tart and funky as well. Really delicious beer and one that demands to be sipped, not chugged.
Lukaduke (2737) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brown ruby rusty color thats slightly hazy with a three fingered eggshell foam that settles to a little ring. Earthy, boozy, sour cherry, iron, wet wood rise to the nose.... on the palate it fresher and brighter than some of the past Bon-Chien Ive had and its a nice change. Lively and fresh but still complex and earthy but the sour tart cherries are more pronounced and there is less deep dark fruit flavors coming through. Nice bit of carbonation to liven up the palate. Berries, oak, apple cider... Yum
sonnycheeba (4396) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours hazy brown with a ruby tint and average, fizzy off-white head; decent retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is sour dark fruit, cereal and cookie malts, light floral hops, yeast, dates, and barnyard funk. Flavor is sour fruit esters upfront followed by sweet malts and subtle floral hops; dry, lightly sour finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (10930) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours lightly hazy amber with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cherry and plum with light toast and caramel malt, oak notes and dried fruits. Flavor is tart and acidic cherries with light oak notes, light hops and bitterness, medium sweet malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Smoke & Barrel. Pours a clear jewel ruby with no head and no carbonation. Typical. Nose is detergent and heavy acetic acid. Moves to sharp strawberry/raspberry. Something like sweet short ribs- no that's just the restaurant. Taste is heavy acetic acid, Flemish Red red wine, oak, balsamic. Palate is rich, acetic, very hot. Heavy apple cider vinegar is an understatement. Some lactic density seems to work well. Though very heavy on acetic acid, the profile BFM has consistently created is still quaffable, quenching, enjoyable. Still dangerous at 11%.
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jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of tart cherries, fruit, oak and moderate malts. Flavor starts out moderately sweet with a building tartness. Notes of tart cherries, ripe dark fruits and wood. Ends with a great barnyard funk and cherry tartness.
joergen (24032) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at yespr.
Cloudy orange-red coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of oak, berries and red wine.
Fruity and light acidic flavour of berries and red wine with notes of oak.
Tart finish of red wine and berries.
Pinball (11590) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy brown, small white head.
malty, faint wild yeasty aroma, brett.
flavor is brett, loads of brett, fruits, dust, very wild yeasty beer. extreme.