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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2011)

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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13610) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
333 from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours murky dark orange/amber with a transient beige head. Aroma is mildly sour light pitted fruit. Full bodied. Flavor is tart/sour light pitted fruit with a large dash of astringent oak. Finishes sour, fruity and oaky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (6139) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Tap. Pours cloudy hazelnut amber with a medium beige head and nice lacing. Very pleasant aroma of tart cherry, caramel, wine & wood, funk and a bit of cheese. Flavor about the same with medium sweetness and light tartness. Medium bodied and very well masked ABV - really sneaks up on you. Not a full blown lip-puckering sour, but a very pleasant balance actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty sour tart aroma. Fruity sour tart slightly funky berry flavor. Has a fruity sour tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8687) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4458) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2918) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 2, 2012
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4815) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11725) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
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%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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