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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2011)

 (RETIRED)
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96
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Formerly brewed at BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Saignelégier, Switzerland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14764) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle, 75cl, at TFODRBSG 2012. A clear one, golden in color and with a small, dense, off-white head. Lightly vinegarish aroma with some berry hints and a touch of caramel. Rather vinegarish, acidic flavor with caramel and berries. Medium to full body, tart and with a pleasant carbonation. Lasting vinegarish, light caramel finish. Tasteful and pleasant, almost easy drinkable. 120818

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (12702) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ TFODRBSG, Ulfborg. Hazy reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, vinegar and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 180812

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6794) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours bit hazy amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is wine, acid, leather and brett. The flavour is cherries, sour ripe fruit, caramel with some vinegar and balsamicco. Great balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6596) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2012
7/17/12. 750mL bottle. Hazed, rich amber pour with a small, frothy khaki head that’s gone fast and barely laces. Rich aroma with vanilla, cream, oak, leather, funk, licorice, and mint. Rich cherry flavor with lots of tartness, harsh oak and earthy leather tones on top of some dirt and vinegar. Interesting and tasty but I wonder what this would be like with some time on it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5029) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle from Welschland. Pours glowing copper, cloudy. Sour fruity nose, hints of cherries and marcipan. Nice sour fruit flavours with vanilla oakiness and marcipane sweetness. A late night treat!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eManu (476) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2012
This is a beautiful beer. From bottle No. 00276. Pours a deep amber red color with a really nice looking beige head, that stay nicely. Aromas for dry red fuits, berries, malts and notes of oaks. Complex flavors of dry red fruits, apples, light woody notes. Nice dry sourness, reminds me of some great lambics. Nice complex evolving and long lasting taste. Very enjoyable. Had the 2009, and this 2011 is just as nice, very top consistant Swiss Ale. Can’t wait to try other BFM.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (14702) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Draft. In Kansas City. No shit. Hazy ruby maroon color, thick tan head, good retention, solid lacing. Aroma of sour prunes, dates, plums. Taste is sour summer and winter fruit, raisins, dates, figs. Amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3938) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Sampled at the mekong beers gone wild. Side by side with the 07 and 09. This was the Mildest of all but was still good. All the normal "sour" qualities and "bon chief-ness". My least favorite of the three.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmm635 (906) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Medium brown with a reddish tint. Nice thick head. Aromas of vinegar and cherries. Pretty sweet and juicy but remains sour to a degree. Well hidden alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2728) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2012
On draft at the Beer Kitchen. This is the first time I have tried this beer on tap. Its kind of flat still. But either way it is all sour, some acetic but nothing harsh and mostly lactic. Strong alcohol while well hidden makes this a very different type of sour ale. I am not really sure why we keep separating the listings on this beer.


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