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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: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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ACHops' rating

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (927) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2012
On tap @ Bambinos. Holy crap does this place have good beers on tap... Anyway, pours deep toffee reddish orange. Thick head that quickly disappears. Strong tart fruits on the aroma. Taste is big: punchy tartness up front that clears quickly and lets the sweet malts show up. Well balanced and quite quenching in the summer. 11% abv is well hidden, I’d guess this was 8 or 9 at most. This is probably my first Swiss beer and I will be having more.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2015
750mL bottle, pours an opaque dark amber / maroon with a small white head. Aroma brings out notes of vinegar, light tart fruits, some worcestershire sauce, and light sweetness. Flavour is quite vinegary and acidic, with woody, dark fruits, medium sourness, medium acidity, and some worcestershire sauce. A lot sharper than the other years in terms of acidity. Well-constructed and a pleasure to slowly sip as usual. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpmaster (1257) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2015
0.3l draft at the Lambiczoon bar in Milano, Italy 5/3/15 for 6 euro. Very good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (953) - - MAY 3, 2015
A,ber pour, large head that disappears quickly. Fairly fruty aroma and taste... Red currant, cherry skin, far bit of funk, red wine, red and green grapes, oak in both aroma and taste. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1052) - USA - MAR 19, 2015
Reddish pink with a thin off white head. Aroma is a bit fruity and sharp. Flavor is fruity and light with just a touch of sour funk in the finish. Surprisingly clean and crisp in the front though it doesn’t leave a decently strong aftertaste. Wife: 4.5

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4451) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1045) - 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 ]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (1355) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3282) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (757) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Distinct features compared to other ASBCs: Grape aroma and some exotic fruits. Very present sourness. Not as sweetish-fruity as the 2013.


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