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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3542) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2013
Nov. 2012 On draft at Churchkey in D.C. The beer is dark ruby to auburn in color with a small, bubbly head. The aroma is bold and complex, offering booze, grapes, oak, funk, lacto and acetic presence, bourbon, tart fruit, syrup. Wow. The flavor is assertive and complex. The grappa seems to come through more than the other barrels. The beer leads off with an alcoholic sweetness and prominent liquor, then finishes with a tart and sour combo. Cherry presence, even cherry cough syrup, in the best possible way. This beer runs the gamut of flavor profiles. Sticky and palate coating. A beer to sip and savor. I could have sipped this all night, but alas, one snifter was all I could manage on this occasion. I would definitely have / buy this again. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25459) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
Bottled@vPBFII. Hazy orangeish colour, small white head. Aroma is tart wood, some yeast, caramel and some spices. Flavour is very similar. And strangely enough it seems infected sour to me in the flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9368) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
75 cl bottle @ wPBF’13.
Pours hazy copper color with a small head. Aroma of juice, berries and fruits. Flavor of dark berries, yeast and some fruity notes. Too juicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
75 cl bottle (11%) @ wPBF’13
Aroma has vinegar, sour cherries and earthy notes. Flavour is quite tart with wood, oaky notes, currant juice and currants. Too much juice here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
750 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a cloudy amber brown colour with a white head. Aroma is very tart with sour berries, caramel and some bread-like notes. Flavour of sweet caramel, tart berries, salt, bread and some herbal notes. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes strong on tart berries and some herbs. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
Bottle at Watering Hole, Yoyogi. Cloudy red/brown - offwhite edges. Aroma of metal and some overfermented fruits. Nice sourish. Coconut. Fruity. Red berries. Rubber. Light bitterness. Sparkling notes. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (1168) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
On tap at Memphis taproom. Murky wood brown with decent head. Sour oaky nose. Milder sour profile candy sweetness fuller palate, definitely a twist on the style. Not quite as clean as others I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2013
Straight from Switzerland... Thanks Nate! Pours a deep red amber with minimal head. Smells of funky apples and musty cellar. Taste is apples, vinegar, and tart funk. Good carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
From the tap poured a deep amber color with a good amount of head. Light tart malty flavor with a lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (9388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 31, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 750 cl bottle. Cloudy red-brown with lace. Big malty nose, cherry, fruits, dust, caramel, vanilla. Great malt. Sweet-and-sour flavor, with oak, soft wood, vanilla. Very elegant and refined. Great caramel sweetness interacts with sour and funk.

Draught at Watering Hole 7/4/8/4/16. Big sour nose with yogurt, cherry, funk, nice dark amber to maroon color. Soft body, flavors of yogurt, cherry, some chocolate, light sourness but tart fruit, lots of it. Soft, oily palate. Daon’t taste the alcohol at all. Great.

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