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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru 2007 (Bourbon Barrel)

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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru 2007 (Bourbon Barrel)
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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: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unblended portion of Bon-Chien 2007. Single Bourbon/vatted malt -- limited edition. Hand bottled, without prise de mousse in September 08. This Grand Cru’s complexity will increase with age.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Bottle shared with a bunch of others, along side the Pinot Noir. Nice peanuty flavor, unmalted wheat, sour grapes and acedic acid. A good bit of oak in the aroma, but otherwise it is similar to the flavor. A lot of nuttiness all around. Very tasty, easy drinking, the better of the two.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2404) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Magnum bottle shared by maxxdaddy, side by side with the Pinot Noir version. Poured into a larger La Face Cachée long stemmed tuliped-copita glass. The greatest similarity between the two beers is the appearance (well duh). Both are dark amber/orange beers that are very thick and very murky. No head at all, and barely any hiss out the bottle. The funk is apparent in the aroma right away. After that there is some leafy oak and the bourbon is represented with some alcohol. As the beer sits and breathes the aceto and barrel grow stronger. Taste is lightly cherry with light mouth puckering aceto and a tart vinegar-like flavor. It finishes with a very nice tartness and bitterness that sits in the back of the throat. This was by far the superior version, imo.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2009 Magnum bottle shared by maxxdaddy, side by side with the pinot noir version. Deep garnet amber beer. Aroma shows a bit of soft sweet bourbon, light sweet vineousness and a fairly bright tartness as well. Softly oaky and fruity with a light juiciness. Soft lactic sourness and a kiss of oaky bourbon. As it warms up, it really opens up nicely. Long, lingering lactic tartness that plays quite nicely off of the sweet fruitiness. A bit of honeyish character and a light peppery spiciness as it warms up. Really lovely.


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