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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2012)

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: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
No commercial description

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle, 75cl. An unclear, glowing orange-amber beer with a small, beige head. The aroma is rather vinegar-ish, with some caramel notes, sour berries and cellar hints. Caramel, dried fruits, sour berries, some vinegar and lemon juice and a vinous touch in the flavor. Full to medium body, semi-tart and pleasantly carbonated. Lasting finish with sourness and berries. Pretty decent this one, but too one-dimensional, lacking some depth. 131123

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, sour fruit and acetone. Flavor is very sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 231113

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (15286) - DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle, 11%. Hazy amber/brown with tiny head. Aroma is malt, fruit, vinegar, dusty and fruit. Flavour is malt, baking yeast, vinegar, dry, fruit, acid, sour, little sweet and wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are brett, fruits, berries, acetone, malt and hops. Nice and sour.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 The nose is wonderfully acetic with suggestiions of tart red fruit. A cloudy reddish-brown pour producing a small off-white head which quickly tranforms into a ring with moderate lacing. The pallet follows the nose - gloriously SOUR. Balsomic vinger with raspberries, sour cherries, and hints of grain. Slight alcohol warmth in the finish and aftertaste. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Somewhat of a slick mouthfeel. Overall, an excellant example of a sour beer. Very well crafted. (I was lucky to be at Sunrise Mini Mart on the right day to even get this beer! Thanks Ray.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2013
tap at max’s. shimmering chestnut, no head. Raspberry nose, acetone hints, moderate vinegar. Flavor stings, more vinegar, berry. Biting end reminiscent of lost abbey sinners with more fruit and acetic punch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Tap at Max’s. Pours lightly hazy rubied brown with no head. Aroma is tart fruits of raspberry, cherry, and plums, earthy hops, cookie and toast malt. Flavor is tart fruits, light hops and bitterness, oak, vinous notes, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Aroma is tart but not as much I was expecting. The taste however is another story. Very tasty and impressive for the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Draft on tap at Bavarian Lodge (Lisle, IL). Stopped in with the Mrs. and grabbed this really quick. Always feel bad buying these full bottles. Pours a fairly well hazed amber hue, darker middle shows some brown, gentle orange and amber glow, some dulled reddish Fall fire on the edges and bottom. Small offwhite head atop is frothy, mellow lacing as it dies to a loose layer. Aromas show some decent barnyard funk, a faint waft of bandaid is quickly picked up by some sweatsocks, barnyard funk. Gentle tart fruit starts to grow as it settles, some dark and red fruit, cherry and gentle raisin. Melow bready malts, earthy soil and cobwebs, touches of basement. Mellow oak, firm woody and vinous notes meet some more tartness. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, a bit more assertive on the sourness than the nose let on. Sour red berries, stone fruit meet some lactic life, gentle acidic vinegar, firmer oak qualities start to jump in. Dark fruit, touche sof rasin, some warmth washes over the palate. Middle is a bit sweeter, the berry elements combining with some bready and caramel like malt elements. Back into the vinegar, Balsamic feel at times. Some mellow funkiness starts to latch onto the palate, getting more assertive as we enter the backend. Some nice oak, tannic and vanillin elements do some work, funkiness continues to show some life. Vinegar still shows some life, gentle acetone, a bit more dry, woody as we start to finish up. This thing really goes through the motions, showing some decent elements, firmer sourness in the body than the nose let on. A bit of an off nose for me, the beer itself delivers a little more what I was looking for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MannyGoldberg (194) - The big bad LDN, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
Keg at Moeder Lambic- 6th Nov 2013. The barman was bigging this beer up loads so gave it a shot. Nose is full on vinegar with light traces of sweet berry fruits. Taste is mildly intense balsamic vinegar with the barleywine sweetness, stewed red fruits charging through. Loved it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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