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

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Brewed in 2011 and bottled in 2012
Assemblage Blanc super blend with extra bubbles
Matured in rare Swiss white wine barriques

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is tart, acetic and fruity. Tart, citric, wineous and overripe fruity. Citric and smooth fruity into the finish. Citric and smooth fruity into the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25643) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle at Alex. Hazy orange-red coloured with a small white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of acetone and oak with notes of berries and white wine. Fruity and acidic flavour of acetone, berries and white wine. Tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
17th May 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks Bruce for this Swiss delight. Hazy amber beer, little pale tan head. Light crispy palate, slightly dry. Sweet cream - notably sweet! Nice contrast of Flemish red sourness and a little white wine in the background. Subtle strawberry. Overall it is just a touch too acidic to make it a rare 3.8 sour for me but this is a tasty and interesting beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (20881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle. Hazy dark amber color, small white head that settles quickly. Aroma of funky sour cherries, plums, prunes, citrus, subtle vanilla. Taste is sour apples, prunes, raisins, vanilla. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier
Hazy dark amber color with red shades; small frothy head. It has the usual BFM funky aroma, with just a higher fruity accent, and some cask tone too; light sweat, deep. Good body strength, strong BFM funky flavor, with some acetone (maybe too much), moderate sweetness (more than usual), nice and delicate grape fruitiness (muscat like).
Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Big thanks to the host! Pours lightly hazy (end of bottle) gold with a fine, creamy white head. Loads of tart berries in the nose, acetic tang, funk, sweat. Medium sweet flavor, rich, plenty of tangy fruits, some berries, decent funk, some light vinegar, touches of wood. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Good tart fruit finish, light warmth, some acidity, berries, funk, sweat. I like this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (14585) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours light caramel brown. Nose of soured red fruits, white wine, oak, muscat grapes and caramel. Taste is the same but with touch of acetone in the finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13825) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
375 c&c from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy darkish orange amber. Aroma is sour citrus and med dark fruit. Med body. Flavor is sour, vinous, med dark fruit. Touches of oak. Finishes sour, woody and fruity. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (13254) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12604) - 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.

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