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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5320) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Currant, clay, and dates aroma, shortbread. Murky ochre, thin head. Tart on the front and back ends. Milder at midpalate. Distinct stewed apples and currants with shortbread underneath. Tasty and unique, but was missing the mustiness that I was expecting. Wonderful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1292) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 375ml bottle served in a snifter glass. 2011 Edition. A: Pours a light and bit fuzzy amber color forming a small yellow bubbled head. Small retention and only few spotty lacings left in the glass. S: Absolutely delicious in the nose. Sweet grains, wood, grapes, wild yeasts. A bit sour and vinegar but not aggressive. T: Slightly sweet upfront. Fruity and woody. Notes of sweet malts, dark fruits, mainly grapes. Wild Lambic like yeasts. In overall a slightly sweet sour beer. Hops bitterness is also there to make it perfect. M: Medium molasses body. Low carbonation. Tart and fruity aftertaste. O: Excellent drinkability. Perfect beer. Swiss masterpiece. [ BA Review @ 5/2/2013 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (1642) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a murky brown amber with almost no head. Aroma of tart funk goodness. Taste is similar, sour forward with a lot of tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4066) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Rating #2700: bottle from Andersons on Bent Tree. Deep reddish pour with very little head. Aroma of cherry, dark fruit, vinegar, wood. Tastes are along those lines with caramel, toffee background. Also get some sour apple. Overall tough to rate. I tried the 2012 recently and loved it. This definitely isn’t as good - more grapey, sickly sweet. But my ratings shouldn’t be this far apart. Maybe a mood thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (2185) - Garching, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2015 Distinct features compared to other ASBCs: Grape aroma and some exotic fruits. Very present sourness. Not as sweetish-fruity as the 2013.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
travita (4754) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. The look is cloudy, thin to no head, and reddish color. The smell is fruity, grapes, raisins, tart, wood, and great. The taste is tart, fruits, wood, sour, jolly rancher, and good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (8320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2014
On tap at Avenue Pub. Pours a cloudy ruby with paperthin head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is a strong cherry skin, oak, funk. Thin mouthfeel with nice dark fruits, oak, nice sourness. Easy to drink, very impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (4909) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
On tap @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas during St-Bon-Chien World Tour. Side by side with the 2012 version. Hazy amber/orange with a small ring of off-white foam and little lacing. Aroma is winey with red fruits (mainly cherries) light caramel, oak and balsamic notes. Taste is moderately to heavily acidic with red fruits, strong winey presence and oak. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium/full body. Low/moderate carbonation. Winey mouthfeel. Similar to the 2012 version, but more sour and less balanced. It’s a little more tasty though. Very good strong Sour beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leveejr (109) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Excellent sour beer. Very fruity and sour but well-balanced and smooth. Super enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (10788) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle - Tart and cherry oak. Tart balsamic and cherry, with hints of oak. Clear copper with no head. Really nice, but not worth the price.

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