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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (2009) - Vin Jaune VJ2 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: 25   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Brewed and bottled 2009. Vintage VJ2. Hand-bottled without prise de mousse.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (12577) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle from Secret Santa, thanks! Dark amber color, no head. Vinous, oaky aroma with hints of yoghurt, lemon and vanilla. Malty, slightly sour oaky flavor with vanilla, sherry, lemon, salt and cognac. Amazing complexity, moderate sourness. Absolutely brilliant!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Bottle, VJ2 barrel, thanks to bu11zeye, ruby brown pour with a vinous, balsamic aroma, flavor is sweet dirty cherry, berries, malt vinegar, grape peel, my favorite of the three

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (6101) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Draft sample at Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown for their Extreme Beer tap takeover. Golden amber with off-white head. Aromas of vinegar, funk, stone fruit. Tastes of vinegar, stone fruit, tart acidic notes, funk. Medium body with a dry finish. Aged quite nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (21659) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle shared with Austin and Terry at Trappeze. Hazi deep golden amber, very slight carbonation. Aroma of summer fruit, white wine, caramel. Taste is vanilla, butterscotch, funky caramel. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2011
3750ml Bottle 2009 vintage VJ2. Pours out amber/orange with a ring of a head. Aroma was cherries, barnyard, lemon zest, oak, and some light grape. Taste was as the aroma with a good anount of oak and barnyard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4oz draft pour at Rustico - Alexandria. Poured a deep amber color with a small, foamy white head. Aroma was light balsamic notes, grapes, wine, light vanilla notes. Flavor was similar, with very minor balsamic notes. Red wine character comes through, but isn’t too harsh. Always interesting beers to drink from these people.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
2009 vintage VJ2 bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazed copper body and no head. The aroma is packed with alcohol, fruity and a bit earthy. Very vinous. Flavors are vinous with hints of suntan lotion, cidery with alcohol. Somewhat smooth considering the ABV. No bubbles, a bit thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle shared with others. Pours a hazy deep ruby amber with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a good amount of dry wine with sour fruits and a bit of backing sweet grains and funk. Flavor begins with sour fruits and a good amount of funk with acid and sweet grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
(375ml bottle marked VJ2 brewed 2009 thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium orange and honey color, still with no carbonation. Nose of moss, cranberry, wet barrel and cherry. Taste of wet barrel, tart tangerine, currant, cranberry, still with no carbonation. Nice wet barrel/tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Göteborg. Hazy orange beer with yeast, small offwhite head. Sourish fruity aroma, grapes, sour, rubber, horse blanket. Sourish fruity flavor, citrus, grapefruit, spicy, sour, leather notes, grapes, some hop notes, vinous, some rubber.

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