Bon chine 2006

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pepperford
beers 115 º places 1 º 21:44 Tue 8/7/2012

I am looking at doing a beer pairing dinner at a restaurant that will create the meal to suite the beers i bring in. I am thinking of starting off with Bon Chien 2006 for the salad course. I have been saving this, so I donít have a frame of reference to know if this will fit here or not. A antipasta middle course is still up in the air. I might have Alesmith Decadence Old Ale (2008?) for the main, and for dessert, either 2008 Darklord, 1998 Bigfoot, or 2005 Thomas Hardy.
I would appreciate any comments/suggestions.

 
jtclockwork
beers 13525 º places 380 º 22:39 Tue 8/7/2012

Iím not all that great at pairing, but Bon Chien seems like a bit of a heavy sour for a salad. There are usually lots of caramel notes along with the sour/vinegar notes.

 
daknole
beers 10829 º places 460 º 22:59 Tue 8/7/2012

jt is correct. I dont think the Bon Chien is good for a salad. What type of dressing are you using?

 
craftycarl21
beers 2338 º places 92 º 23:46 Tue 8/7/2012

I think every beer youíve mentioned is too big for almost any dish except for dessert. The Decadence could work for a main course like lamb, but it would have to be extremely full-flavored and rich; a very rich pasta course could work as well, something like a gnocchi or cavatelli with a meaty and bold preparation. I donít think thereís a single salad that would work with a beer as aggressive as Bon Chien.

 
craftycarl21
beers 2338 º places 92 º 23:49 Tue 8/7/2012

Malty beers are going to work well generally with the sweet starch of pasta, as well as with the alignment of caramelization from seared sort of preparation on a piece of meat or fish, as long as the overall character of the beer isnít too big for the dish (aka donít do Decadence with seared grouper/halibut). Things as high gravity/roasty/chocolatey as the Dark Lord or Hardyís really are suited best for dessert, and frankly I think would work better as digestifs on their own.

 
flabeer
places 2 º 05:57 Wed 8/8/2012

Be careful with the 2006.
Some of this was carry-over from the soapy/chemically 2005.
Iíd check one if you have extra bottles.

 
flabeer
places 2 º 06:01 Wed 8/8/2012

Originally posted by flabeer
Be careful with the 2006.
Some of this was carry-over from the soapy/chemically 2005.
Iíd check one if you have extra bottles.

Although the ratings donít seem to reflect it, for some reason.
Bon Chien...good!
Bon Chien 2005, not so good.

 
Billicus
beers 291 º places 16 º 12:08 Mon 8/20/2012

Bone Chillin souds awesome!

 
DietPepsican
beers 1583 º places 62 º 12:10 Mon 8/20/2012

Iím with Billicus.