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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2011)

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

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
No commercial description


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
On tap, slightly hazy ruby pour with no head. Aromas of wine and sour cherries. Flavor is sour upfront with some subtle oak, cherry, and wine notes. Nice and tart but not over the top sour. Decent.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cmax (8) - - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
Flat, bitter sour. Pass on this one. Rate beer needs 75 character.com. Seventy five characters.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1214) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 1, 2014
750ml bottle (2011 vintage) pours hazy ruby red with no head. Nose is rich tart cherry, oak, and dark fruits. Taste is sweet and sour cherry, barrel, vanilla notes, dark fruits, raisin. Finish is sour cherry, raisin, sweet notes. A touch of carbonation would have helped a lot, but the sourness held up the flavors nicely. Enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
curepute (140) - New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Cloudy amber. Nose of sour cherries, wood, red wine. Nice sour, tart, woody taste. It’s more a sourness that grows into a tartness and then mellows out. Wood in the back all the time. Don’t get the booze at all, really mellow, light body but put together very well. Amazing, but my only complaint is that it finishes a bit too quick.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (964) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy dark orange/red with a small soapy off-white head. Aroma is berries, grapes, some acetic notes, vinegar, malts, wood and a little bit of alcohol. Taste has strawberries, berries, vinegar, a medium sweetness and a soft sourness. Slightly dry finish and dangerously drinkable for 11%. Medium body and soft carbo. Nice, but not as good as the white wine BA I’ve had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1321) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Murky red brown with sparse bubbles for a head that fade quickly to nothing. Aroma is red berries, wood, slightly musty, and a hint of vinegar. Taste is tart, sour cherry, wood, acidic, with a faint sweetness in the middle. Dry in the finish. Really good overall.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TimsRatings (421) - - DEC 16, 2013
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh). Pours a somewhat cloudy dark amber - almost red. Tart aroma. Classic sour taste, somewhat mellow. Not bad for a sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (960) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 2, 2013
Color caoba rojizo con espuma color crema escasa que pronto desaparece. Aromas afrutados de fruta ácida y confitada, viruela, uva. En boca, con cuerpo medio, entra dulce y afrutada a lo que sigue una acidez equilibrada muy agradable que recuerda a ciertos caramelos. Excelente.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottled 750ml@VWPBF Hazy amber color, small white head. Tart, cherryish aroma. Medium-bodied, but a bit weak for this ABV. Tartness, cherry, lots of alcohol. A bit simplier than many other BFMs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle I’ve been hanging onto for a good long while. Pours a nice more hazy copper red hue, some gentle brownish red glow on the edges as it settles. Some darkness in the middle is a bit muted. An offwhite foamy layer sits atop, dies down small and laces small overall, mellow stick around. Aromas present a mix of sour fruit, apple and cherries, touches of raisin and dark fruit mix with some sweeter caramel, toasty malts and firmer lactic element. Some touches of wood hit firmly, oaky and a bit vinous. Initial is sweeter than anticipated, showing caramel and sour red fruit, dark fruit, and gentle toffee. A bit nutty, some firm oak, lactic acidity hit the palate. Touches of biscuits, gentle vinegar as we keep pressing on. Some sweeter elements at times, a bit more tannic into the backend, firmer wood, red wine, vinous qualities. Still overall a firmer body and sweetness remain than anticipated, raisins, plums, dried cherries. Finish is tapered out sourness, more mellow with a firmer body, a bit sticky at times. Odd flow to this one.


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