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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

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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hammerhead01 (68) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2014
37.5 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark amber with a thin beige head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is berries, slight alcohol and sweet. Complex and balanced sour beer. (it is very smooth). Some light alcohol in the aftertaste. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (8937) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis, but drank mostly by me. Very hazy auburn with a lively beige head. Sour cherries and acetic sourness are softened by oak and vinous traits. Yum.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hypo_Luxa (59) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2014
Aroma is cherries and basement funk. A little tea. light sweetness, medium sourness. light body, sticky, sweet ketchup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden orange with quickly settling head and stringy lace. Aroma is tart, oaky, vinous, plum, cherry, leather. Flavor is mild to moderately tart, buttery oak, with a tart, dark fruit, cherry finish. Soft carbonation, medium body, and a mildly astringent finish. Very enjoyable.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1451) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
curepute (141) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (1013) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1535) - 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.

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