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

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


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
brewed 2007 bottled 2008

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Magnum I got via trade I believe from gamaniac shared at Socal Sour tasting. Pours ornage with no head. Nose is sweet and pretty damn fantastic. Taste is sweet and too sharp with a lot of strange notes, peaty scotchiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep her with no head. wood, light funk, tart fruits and light alcohol. very smooth on the palate with a flavor of light wood and a nice tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9215) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Shared by bhensonb. Poures hazy brown with a green tinge and no head. Tehr is a very strong acidic fruit aroma. The flavor is quite sour but not puckering sour. It has a decent cabernet note. Aged very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12752) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
(1L, 2007 vintage, bottle # 107, Cabernet barrel) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a spare white head. Aroma of oak, vinous, cherry skins, and balsamic vinegar. Flavor of cherry, oak, Cabernet, and cheese with a dry finish. Would likely improve with age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15575) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2010
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, 2010. Pours unclear red amber with a bubbly head on top. Flat carbonation. Lots of berries, brett and caramel. Tart, dry, crisp and refreshing. Very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (17675) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
Säuerlicher, absolut unkarbonisierter Antrunk. In diesem nimmt die Säuerlichkeit eine hohen Stellenwert ein, der sich im Verlauf noch deutlich vergrößert. Aromatisch sauerm dabei sind holzige Noten erkennbar, kirschige nur erahnbar. Dabei durchgehend harmonisch und stimmig, zwischenzeitlich aber auch etwas muffig. Zum Ende hin dezenter und weniger sauer, es rücken im Gegenzug leider keine Aromen nach. So wirkt das Bier zum Ende etwas hilflos, die zwrtae Säuerlichkeit überfordert. Interessant! Vielen Dank an den Doppelbock für dieses Bier! /11/12/10/13/12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2011
1.5 L bottle shared by Brad at RBSG. Bottle number 25. Pours dark red. Nose/taste of oak, tart cherry, sweet wine and vinegar. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle generously shared at the RBSG grand tasting. Pours a hazy iced tea color. Aroma has notes of strawberry and marshmallow with a hint of smoke. Flavor is a lovely blend of tart strawberry, sweet toasted coconut, and bourbon. More acedic in the finish. I liked the smell of the pinot noir barrel the best, but overall this was my favorite of the 2007 series. Thanks again to whomever brought these to RBSG!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (3013) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2011
From the 1.5L magnum, courtesy Beerlando. Pours a light red with a thin pink head. Tart cherry, slightly acidic, red wine aroma. Cabernet barrel really asserts itself. Dry tart cherry taste, grapes, with a tart bitter acidity. Light mild and easy drinking, quite an amazing brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Magnum shared by ygtbsm. Thanks again Brad! Sampled alongside the bourbon and Pinot noir versions. Pours a dark chestnut/copper color with dark orange edges but it’s completely still with no head or lace. Very earthy aroma with lots of oak tannis and vinous dark fruit. The barrel character is very strong with lots of oak, vanilla and vinous dark fruit. Lots of drak grape, cherry and other berries. Flat with a slick oily mouthfeel but again the vinous fruit and red wine flavors help. Very sweet with a very prominent vinous dark fruit/red wine character. Subtle earthy oak with a touch of vanilla but it’s not as prominent as the nose suggests. A bit one dimensional with hints of grape, currant, dark cherry and other berries. Some boozy heat in the finish but overall the ABV is nicely masked. Overall this was the best of three versions that we sampled. Still if this had a bit of carbonation and a little more complexity it could be amazing.

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