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Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Saignelégier, Switzerland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3176) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Serving: Growler from State Line Liquors. It pours a cloudy red color with no head. Sour cherry nose. Tart cherry, grape skins, and a hint of cider vinegar flavor with a touch of funk and a slight frontal sweetness. The high abv is completely hidden. Solid brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
have always said the Bon Chien beers are better fresh, i mean they do age well, but having this on tap really shows how nice this stuff is without a lot of age .. . cherry skin and raging clue .. . no dirt, just mild tang .. . very good .. . had a full glass at the Nobi thanksgiving party, only customer there, good times! .. . . The bandage was wound around the wound.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Tap at Armsby Abbey, good stuff, deep garnet pour with mostly no head, taste is plenty of wood and drying sourness, pinches your mouth with tartness, and big ABV at 11% really packs some heat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
Pours a nice light red with a thin head that receeds into a small rim but still leave nice and joyous white speckles on the glass walls. Aroma is loaded with vinegar, wood, sour fruits and alcohol. Reminescent of a nice sour brown/red. Taste is tart but not too much with some vinegar character but less than the nose would suggest. There is also a light sweetness to it. Flavors are fruity and woody. Body is medium, carbonation maybe a touch high. Mouthfeel is vinous, alcohol shows quite a bit but it isn’t disturbing. It does warm you plenty, though. Really nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4024) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep amber slightly hazy body with a medium off-white creamy head. Nose is oak, vanilla, mild balsamic, apple vinegar, dark malts and hints of lactic sourness and straw. Taste is mild apple vinegar and balsamic, wood, lactic acidity and hints of caramel and grains in the back. Medium body, high carbonation. Very smooth and enjoyable sour ale; this could be in the Flemish Red category.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
On tap at the Blind Tiger for VSK. Pours a hazed amber with ruby highlights and no head. Big sour notes on a bit of wood, fruit leather Medium bodied, sweet and full of acid. Lightly acetic, sweet fruit. Lingering acid with a but of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours red with some sticky frothy head that laces. Nose is amazingly tart, funky, oak, caramel, stone fruits, berries, spur cherries, vanilla. Flavor is tart but sweeter. Lack some of the awesome shit the nose has. Sticky texture, full bodied, and slightly warming. Pretty nice but aroma was far superior.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2013
Draft @ ML Fontainas. Cuivrée quasi acajou assez trouble, col léger blanc cassé. Arôme offre ici une signature typique de BFM avec un bouquet généreux aigre qui ne devient pas trop dérangeant. Ce dernier s’accompagne de belles notes boisées et un fruité fermenté rouge oscillant sur un léger bouquet vin. Le tout est très prenant. Palais est complexe et profond au niveau du profil aigre-boisé. A la différence d’autres versions je pense retrouver ici un palais plus épais presque vineux qui rappelle un vin type Porto ou du moins un profil agréablement fruité fermenté. Le côté boisé titille le fond du palais avec un léger malté caramélisé qui se retrouve tjrs accompagné ce côté fruité rouge.. Comme souvenet avec BFM, une bière complexe et ne montre pas vraiment ses 11%, faisant de cette dernière une bière traître pas sa grande buvabilité.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle shared at Øltorget Mathallen, november 19th 2013. A Swizz sour, of course we have to try it! Deep red body, small white head. Aroma of pale malt, cherries, apricot, grass. Funky taste of berries and barnyard, with a sweet malt presence showing up, caramel and toffee, to be honest it ends very sweet, like the beer keeps forgetting its sour elements, pretty strange, it is a good beer by all accounts, but I’d like the sweetness at the end a bit toned down. But it’s probably me not being used to sour biere de gardes, after all it was a very enjoable drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
Tap, pours a brownish red, aroma is nice funk and taste is a nice dark fruited sour, a nice funk and a good offering


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