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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2011

 (RETIRED)
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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: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
375ml bottle. Poured a cloudy orangish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of cherries, some lighter vinegar, wood, vinous, and fruity. Tastes of vinegar, tart cherries, wood, berries, and vanilla. Light to medium tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Tap. Poured a clear orange color with an average frothy brown head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy dark sour fruit and wood alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth dry texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1449) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2013
On tap during the 43 Hours of Dark at The Birch, Norfolk, VA. Reddish-brown pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of sour cherry, apple cider vinegar, and oak. Beautiful sour taste of tart cherry and oak. Hard to believe this is an 11.2% ABV beer as the alcohol is not detected. An awesome sour.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
grunx (367) - - JAN 12, 2013
La millor que he provat mai dins del seu estil. Sense paraules. Cervesa obligada!!!!!!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5576) - Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a murky brownish-orange with hardly any carbonation or lacing. Smells good; sweet and funky. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced. Average (at best) on the palate. Another flatty from BFM.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
On tap. Hazy darker red / brown color. Minimal bubbly white head, some dots of lace. Awesome tart nose - wood and fermented fruit. Pretty much totally flat. Medium / bigger body. More dry finish. Very nice moderate tart taste. 11.2% alcohol is not noticeable. Some white grape in flavor, musty tart wood and fruit, maybe some veggie flavors. Tasty sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours murky and caramel-colored with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. The complex, multi-layered aroma is both an earthy and fruity intermingling of leather, straw, grape SweeTarts, caramel, sour cherries, purple grapes and black currants. Full-bodied with a 2%-milk mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. The flavor tilts toward the fruity-tart and caramely-sweet sides of balance, but also delivers a modest measure of bready, crusty bitterness. Finishes tangy with a moderate kiss of caramel. World class brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RABinCO (1366) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Draft. Pours clear, dark ruby. Little to no head. Aroma is tart, juicy fruits. Taste is a perfect amount of pucker and dry tartness. Very well-rounded. A great example of the style. Nothing outrageous but definitely above-average.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2012
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a hazy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of vinous, plum, berries, caramel, and oak. Flavor of vinous, plum, oak, berries, brett, caramel, and lacto with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Draft pour from the Paradiso at Dupont Circle. Pours deep reddish brown with nary a bubble. Nose is tart, with notes of oak, dark malts, tannins, vanilla, cherries, and acetic notes almost but not quite getting to the level of fingernail polish. Taste is both sweet and tart, with a dry finish. Surprisingly smooth for 11%.


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