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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2012)

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (9964) - Bienne, - JUN 25, 2013
draught@Erzbierschof Punkt - cloudy dark amber-brown beer with a persistent foam left; apple and sour cherries, vinegar-like aroma; notes of wood appear while the beer gets warmer; full-bodied and solidly sourish, subtle and moderate carbonation; velvety, pretty dry and long sourish finish of wood and cherries - great as usual


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2015
(750ml bottle, 2012 vintage) Pours an amber-orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of vinous, oak, leather, caramel, berries, and minerals. Flavor of vinous, oak, berries, dried cherries, and light almond with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1512) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Reddish rusty brown with a pale head. Aroma is balsamic vinegar, plum, fig. Medium bodied, lightly tart on the palate, sweet and sour finish. Taste is plum, balsamic vinegar.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diablokev (160) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2015
The aroma is weak slight fruit. The appearance is as if it was root beer with a thin head. The taste is of wine or grape juice. So strange taste but loved it. Easy to drink over all I liked it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11303) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, creamy beige film head. Aroma has grapes, grapefruit, malts, cherries, a hint of chocolate. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and quite oily mouthfeel. Flavour has cherries, malts, Brett, good tartness, tannins, cherries, soft marzipan. Oak. Absolutely lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (992) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 13, 2014
750ml bottle served in a snifter glass. 2012 Edition enjoyed with friends @PiBar - Lausanne. A: Pours a light and bit fuzzy amber color forming a small yellow bubbled head with small retention and only few spotty lacings left in the glass. S: Strong notes of sweet grains, wood, grapes, wild yeasts. Light tartness. Notes of vinegar. T: Slightly sweet upfront. Fruity and woody. Notes of sweet malts, dark fruits, mainly grapes. Wild Lambic-like yeasts. In overall, a slightly sweet and sour taste (not aggressive). Light hops bitterness which makes it a perfect bitter-tart combination. M: Medium molasses body. Low carbonation. Fruity and tart aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. Perfect beer. Reminded me a lot a Flanders Red Ale. Close to the 2011 Edition. Swiss masterpiece

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Simonsen (755) - NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Drukket på dags hyttetur. Disig mørk rød farge. Nesten uten skum. Lavt karbonert. Smaker kirsebærstein, syre, sitrus og noe malt. Svæært God indeed

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1560) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle.
Glass: Weyerbacher tulip.
Appearance: Hazy amber to ruby body with a thin head that doesn’t really rise at all. Just some foamy bubbles up top with a light tan hue.
Aroma: A bit acetic, a bit sour cherry, a bit sweet caramel, and some sweet cotton candy vibes here. Aroma is rather big and enticing, but not as bright as I remember it.
Taste: Mildly sour intro with some cherry sweetness, caramel is noted as well. Finish is a bit acetic with a pickle brine presence. Semi-sweet like cherry vinegar. A bit out of balance, picking up hints of acetone too. Worth drinking now, in a year? Probably not.
Palate: Medium bodied, mildly carbonated.
Overall: I’m not sure if this is a product of poor aging conditions or not, but so far this seems much better fresh. Still good, but I wouldn’t let it go longer.

3.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sabri_bri (1) - - OCT 1, 2014 does not count
Fantastic taste. Maybe odd at first but then live you a great after taste. Acid, clear colour

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2390) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Poured from a 375ml bottle, thanks to Bryan. There are notes of cherries, light toffee, hint of cocoa, light vinegar, a touch of leather, great balance between the sourness and maltiness.


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