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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (2011-2012) - Rosé

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


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Spicy edition super blend from four barrels.
Matured in rare Swiss white and red wine barriques.
Brewed in 2011-2012, bottled in 2013

Editor’s note: named "Grand Cru Rosé" on the label around the neck.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (3567) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
24.05.2014, 0,375l bottle sampled @ HaandFestival:
No head. Aroma is very mild sour-ish, oak, sorrel, mild vinegar, hay, thinner, sour berries, butterscotch. Taste is dry sour-ish, oak, mild vinegar, butterscotch, sorrel, heather, thinner. Medium bitterness, dry oaky mouthfeel. Nice enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike5326 (1399) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy caramel color, medium white head. Nice sour aroma. Full body with a full sweet and tart flavor with a nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours cloudy and caramel-colored with no head. The aroma is funky, fruity and woody - raspberries, dark cherries, peach, fallen oak and a splash of red wine vinegar. Full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and buzzing carbonation. The flavor presents a collection of moderately sweet caramel, sour cherries and fuzzy stone fruits. There’s a light note of acetic acid and a mild measure of crusty bitterness in the finale. Another world class brew supplied by darkguardian!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (10314) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
375ml bottle shared with Jerome. This was a wonderful beer, very tart and dry, spice notes, caramel but not heavy, vinous and spicy, wonderful stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4525) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle (375 ml). Split 3-ways with Adam and Heather.

Appearance: Clear mahogany with a small ring of beige foam and little lacing.

Aroma: Quite boozy at first, but it then settles down and there’s nice winey notes, light spiciness, berries, cherries and oak.

Taste: Much more balanced than the aroma with a nice red wine presence, caramel, oak, alcohol, moderate spiciness, vanilla and berries / cherries.

Palate: Medium to full body. Soft carbonation. Tannic. Spicey and winey finish.

Overall: Lacks of direction as it happen sometime with the crazy barrel-aged blends from BFM, but it’s still super tasty and quite enjoyable. These guy are among the best for high abv sours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Thank you Tommy for sharing. 2013 neck split 3 ways at cellar temperature.

A - A nice clarity, it’s slightly bloody with reddish hues, purple edges.

S - The nose, well it’s boozy, sharp very nice balance of cherry acidity and grape skins with kiwi as well.

T - tart acidic finish, up front, booze, cherry tartness, oak and the wild yeast really shines at the finish. it’s very dark fruit forward with a brown sugar sort of sweetness. really interesting, no "spice" really but I can say you taste every bit of the booze.

M - Dense, not oily but not full of carbonation either.

O - This might be interesting in a decade. Like it now. probably one of my favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3502) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
Green bottle, 37.5 cl, brewed in 2011-12, bottled in 2013, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on February 12 2015; eye: brown with a mahogany hue, hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: acidity, sourness, woody, wild yeasts, fruity, cherry, light fig; mouth: light acidity, light sourness, woody, wild yeasts, fruity, light woody, slight astringency, light musk, balsamic vinegar, cherry, light fig, finale in musk with light presence of wild yeasts, medium body, average carbonation, lightly sweet, slick texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 37,5 cl, brassée en 2011-12, embouteillée en 2013, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 12 février 2015; œil : brune avec une teinte acajou, trouble, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : acidité, aigreur, boisé, levures sauvages, fruitée, cerise, léger figue; bouche : légère acidité, légère aigreur, boisé, levures sauvages, fruité, léger boisé, très légère astringence, léger musc, vinaigre balsamique, cerise, léger figue, finale en musc avec légère présence de levures sauvages, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien bon

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (1013) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014
37.5 cL bottle at home. Pours hazy brow/reddish with a medium white head. Aroma has a soft tartness, clearly some red wine, wood and some alcohol. Taste is medium sour, quite some tartness, wood, red wine, some malts and alcohol. Medium body and carbo. Quite nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours lightly cloudy red amber with small tan head that fades to a ring of bubbles. Aroma is tart and spiritous with Pinot Noir, faint sherry, tart cherry, plums, almond, caramel, faint milk chocolate, lemon peel, oak, Brett. Taste is sweet and dubbel-like with plums and cherries and faint sherry notes fading into light red wine, tart stone fruit, port, oak. Alcohol is well hidden. Rich and fruity but still a bit crisp. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (5096) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle 37,5cl kindly shared by Calisky, a red beer with head head that goes quickly. Nose is nice on tart, oak, red fruit and lactic notes. Aroma is on vinegar, red wine / pinot noir notes, brett, oak, tart, burnt cherries, wet wood, bit less complex than expected. Still a nice one.

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