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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru 2011 (Vin Blanc Barrel)

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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru 2011 (Vin Blanc 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: 36   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in 2011 and bottled in 2012
Assemblage Blanc super blend with extra bubbles
Matured in rare Swiss white wine barriques


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Lukaduke. Thanks! Pours a murky maroon appearance with a thin disappearing tan head. Aroma is full of vinegar and wine. Some cherry and grape notes. Very tannic and full of caramel. Soft mouth feel. Heavy acetic acid in the mouth but not overly acidic on the finish. Earthy, woody, and quite tannic. Some plum notes as well. A decent amount of oxidation. Moderately sour. I’m never into these super acetic beers but this one is a bit softer in the mouth and fairly smooth despite the alcohol level.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6146) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
My 6000th rating! Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Very hazy, dull red-brown with a finely bubbled tan head. Aroma is both sweet and sour, with vinous notes and a touch of vinegar. The palate brings dark, tart fruits first (plum, cherries) followed by a mild but sharp sourness (more acetic than lactic). More vinous and woody than funky, but there is funk in here. The wine barrels seem to have really rounded this out and subdued some of the sour/funky character, but it is still a full bodied complex delicious beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
375mL bottle, courtesy of fiulijn (thanks a lot, Alex), pours an opaque dark reddish amber with a very small off-white head. Aroma is quite complex, with loads of tart red fruits, some wild yeast, wine barrels, and oak. Flavour is certainly unique, bringing out lots of tart dark fruits, some vinegar, a touch of Worcestershire sauce, and minimal oaky wine barrels. Exceedingly tart, but still within the tasteful range. The wine barrels aren’t front and centre, but rather than tart red fruits - there is even a touch of sweetness in there. Excellent stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
375ml bottle, 2011 Vintage. Poured a hazy golden color with a white head. Vinous, grapes, some dark fruits, woody, funky, and tart fruits. Alcohol content hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
(375ml bottle, 2011 vintage) Pours a hazy golden body with a spare white head. Aroma of blue cheese, cherries, berries, and horseblanket. Flavor of cherry, blue cheese, caramel, prunes, and vinous.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma is full of white wine, grapes, sourness and toffee. The flavor is also quite nice. I get some white wine grape notes at first with some medium oak character, vanilla and sour apples. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5390) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2013
(375ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy ruby/brown/honey, soapy edge bubbles. Nose of moss, cellar, white wine, lots of barrel influence. Taste is grapey, lots of spirits and barrel, woody, tart, acetic, vinegar, white and red wine, unique but a little too heavy on vinegar to be world class.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (2002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle - Red grape sourness itch some barrel notes. Cloudy brown/red with a thin brown head. Red grapes, plum, raisin and a mellow sourness. Sourness is very mellow, reminds me of a well aged Flanders. There is an acidity the is pretty sharp that stands out and is a bit off putting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7786) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a hazy guava to red hue with a medium sized tan head. Aromas are strongly wine like, mild acetic, rich berries, dark fruit, oaky, complex caramelization. Stone fruit. Flavors are acidic and a bit acetic, big malt roundness with a little dark fruit, berries, underripe plums. Slightly harsh acetic finish. Feels big, but the alcohol is well hidden. Complex vinous notes. Well done. Low carbonation and full bodied. Acetic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s. The pour’s amber with a small head. The nose is tart raspberry, some brown sugar. Earthy wood. The taste is red berry, tart fruits, some wood. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, OK.


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