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BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2007

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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: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The color of this beer points out the old wines of Burgundy with their red tile with a light foam collar. With the nose, the ASBC surprises, because one finds there a range of very astonishing flavours, spices (grooves, wooded), of the brandy odors, ripe fruit and point liquorice and vegetable dry. In mouth, it is necessary to take more time than a beer of conventional tasting: one starts with velvety, raised of light carbonic giving a little nerve, to arrive on a light acidity of the vinous notes and a very low bitterness. The ASBC strikes by its length in mouth and its Port side. It is appropriate well for example for a steaklet of duck or foie gras stove thawed with the vinegar of Modena or for a bitter chocolate.


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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoostIPA (1184) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2012 Bottle #276. 750ml. $26.99 at Premier Gourmet, Buffalo. I’ve been sitting on this bottle a long while now, I hope it’s been worth it. Pours a deep amber with little to no head. Aromas of sour fruit, some funk, very pleasant. The taste is much more sour than I had imagined it would be - this is almost a lambic level sourness. Very tart. Deep and complex. Very little carbonation, and I can’t detect any alcohol... 11%??? Smooth, sour, funky fruit balanced out with just a hint of sweetness. This is an amazing beer, and one for the ages.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barnoloid (115) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Cherry red in color and tone, with a lively funky nose. Has a delicate tartness that shows remarkable restraint whilst also livening up the tastebuds. The mouthfeel is remarkable - solid carbonation along with a lasting sourness and tartness whilst this beer also manages to be light/smooth and acidic and balanced. Outstanding.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (290) - - MAY 21, 2014
750 ml bottle. Shared with Andy Skaggs. The beer pours a beautiful clear amber/ruby with a quickly fading soapy head. Aroma is cherries, oak, vanilla. Flavor is tart, very sour cherries, a hint raspberries and red wine notes. Delicious sour finish. One of my favorites.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italarican (1470) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle shared at the Foothills bottle share... thanks for setting it up, Mike! This is acetone and fruit. Sharp acetone and paint thinner feel with some nice cherry and strawberry lactic notes. A mix of offensive and awesome, with thankfully more of the latter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours murky reddish brown color with tan head. Sour cherry and oak aromas. Sour and funky flavors of cherries, dark fruits, toffee and wood. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours very hazy maroon with dark creme colored head. Rapidly diminishing with no lacing. Aroma is tart, big buttery oaky, fruity, cherry, plum, vinous and vinegar. Flavor is moderately tart, big dried cherry, grape, fruit leather, with a buttery oak finish, vinous, with a lingering tart, oaky aftertaste. Soft carbonation, medium body, and mildly dry, astringent finish. Mildly warm but alcohol is well hidden. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1073) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Nice. Complex. I'm admittedly not a sour guy. But there's something going on here that is exquisite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle at Hay Merchant. Pours a cloudy brown ruby with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is oak, cherry skin, and brandy. Thin mouthfeel with cherry oak and light tartness in the finish. Very impressive.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle shared by jayhawk73. Thanks man! The beer is ruby to amber in color. The head quickly fades to nil. Sourness, red wine, grape skins, must, earth, tart berries. Complex and delicious. Intense sourness and acetic finish. Bold and assertive. A terrific beer that ages well.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (2127) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Pours a murky burgundy color with a thin white head that settles to nothing quickly. Aroma is oaky with strong funk and wine tones. Lightly tart, but extremely complex; slight funky red wine and pineapple notes ...oak-wood as well. As amazing as any other version I’ve tried. Notes: 2007 opened 4 Dec 2013

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1455) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2013
Thanks to John for sharing!! Pours Smell is rich fruit, some tartness, leather. Taste is some malt, some oxidation, chocolate cover cherries, sharp tangy fruitiness and a touch of sourness. Body is light plus and about average carbonation. Complex and very interesting despite the 6 years on this bottle.


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