SinH4 (10425) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2014
On tap at Saint Bon Chien Days Erzbierschof. Brown-amber color with hardly any carbonation. Peppery nose, sweet-sour aroma. But not too sweet, rather balanced. The pepper is present throughout the taste and remains in the finish. Interesting, but maybe a bit too peppery. Low carbonation, winey mouthfeel. sir__v (2641) - FRANCE - JUN 11, 2014
On tap @ La Capsule during the BFM World Tour 2014, Lille - France. Color: dark brown beer with no carbonation and brown head. Smell: sour domination with caramel and spices notes. Taste: sour complexity domination with sweet taste. Aftertaste: spices and pepper notes. jonno (2750) - WESTERN SAHARA - JUN 4, 2014
Kind of dirty and funky, with some earthy flavours in the mix. A hint of smoke, chocolate and milled grains. Odd and fun but not overly engrossing. shoulderbroken (4258) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2014
Taste is nice and sour. Oud bruin like. Bit of brown sugar, but plenty of tartness. Teeth coating. Barley or mugi-cha.
Bov (14988) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 20, 2014
@Moeder Lambic, Fontainas - quite brown beer with a modest foam left; fairly spicy with notes of cherries and vinegar; a fair initial sweetness; full-bodied, pretty dry and light sticky; chewy finish with more notes of black cherries, vinegar and burning notes of pepper - a beer with lot of layers, yet with less drinkability than other Bon-Chien
jinroh (4036) - ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours darker brown, slightly hazy with a small head. Has some sour malt acid aroma. Quite acidic but in a good way. Leaves some fermented apple feeling into throat. Nice. TimE (7498) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 16, 2014
Slightly smokey, sour that some how reminds me of tsukemono. Nice, smokey mouth with oak and vanilla. I love the sour smokey finish. Delicious. aleigator (945) - GERMANY - MAY 9, 2014
Tap @ Moeder Lambic - brown color with coal red hints, soon vanishing small head. Aromas are wine, grapes, wood and hints of spice, clove with pepper. The character of the beer is still defined by fruity sourness, along with a fitting carbonation and wooden, malty notes. A subtle sharp spiciness was added in this one, which leads to a complex, well balanced beer. The aftertaste remains the same, great sourness rushes down the tastesbuds, containing bubbly fruitiness.
tom10101 (6532) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
On tap @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas during St-Bon-Chien World Tour. Hazy/murky dark amber with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is similar to most other St-Bon-Chien version with strong winey notes, caramel, oak and red fruits, but there’s also light peppery notes that add to the complexity of the beer. Taste is similar with strong winey presence, caramel, red fruits and oak. The light peppery presence is subtle and only appears in the finish. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Winey mouthfeel. Dry and woodsy finish. This treatment of the St-Bon-Chien is more subtle than most others I’ve had, but it’s really interesting. You need some serious talent to be able to tweak a 11% abv sour/winey beer and add a subtility like the pepper in this one without breaking the balance.