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

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.1
TimE (5789) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 21, 2017
Mahogany color. Modestly sour with sweetness creeping in with apricot, red wine, cherries, oak, stew oranges in the nose. Medium fully body with fairly aggressive sourness, oak, green apples, cherries in the mouth. Really nice depth. Sour finish with lingering oaky and cherry notes. Slightly warming finish. Solid

3.7
psydtamales (43) - Anaheim, California, USA - JUN 5, 2017
On tap. Not sure what year, just my best guess. Good level of acidity, a bit more acetic/ balsamic vinegar than I’d like but not overpowering. Dark berries, oak, light tartness & balsamic.

4.1
j12601 (10920) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2017
On tap at Bacchus. Pours a hazed brown with remnants of a thin white head. Forest floor, musk, damp wood, long old stone fruit. Medium bodied, soft almost imaginary carbonation. Long tannic acid, delicate wood. Lingering fruit, long acidity. Smooth and well balanced, acidity and warming alcohol playing nicely together.

3.8
Sebilinz (2323) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle. Red body with white fast disappearing head. Aroma fruity wood hints of vinegar. Taste is sour malty vinegar cherries really wine hints of alcohol. Aftertaste is nice sour fruity.

3.9
BillKismet (4041) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2017
Maroon-bodied with a lathery brown cream head. Lovely oud brunish aromas, with wood aged layers, vinegar, and continuously unfurling depth. Nice vinegary barrel-aged maltiness. Refined yeastyness. Ever-changing and complex.

2.4
Hamirubi (586) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2017
25cl draft from tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels (6 V 2017). This sour barley wine with a blistering 11% ABV is dark amber coloured and has a keen hazy appearance. It has some sparks of reddish gloom and a light brown body. A long-lasting white-beige collar tops this wilde ale. The nose comes with an intruiging, somewhat "puke" and sour wine character. There is little yeast in the aroma as well, perhaps certain scents are brettish too, besides unripe white grapes peel. These make up for some weird flavours for sure. The mouthfeel is weird likewise: In one word, this could be compared with a spiritful rhubarb ale. The onset is very sour with an unusual vinegar body. This sour-faced brew contains a huge alcohol adding, making it a very unusual and even unappealing beer with a plastic palate. This vinegar barley wine is odd in every aspect, making the BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien interesting and intriguing, and both unsavoury and peculiarly cracked.

3.8
DialSquare (4978) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Old note - draft from Crest in Clintonville: copper brown. moderate sour, vinegar, cherry, acidic, oak, sharp. may have been a mood thing - but didn’t do it for me as much as other years I’ve tried.

3.9
rayaron (1786) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2017
Draught at Moeder Lambic Fontaines, Brussels. With 77ships. Cloudy deep copper with white head. The aroma has notes of intense vinegar, wood, some fruitiness, raisin liqueur and acetone. Sour and sweetish flavor with lots of wood, vinegar, acetone, lemon, acidic. Slightly dry, medium-bodied. Very good.

4.1
sir__v (2618) - FRANCE - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle shared with friends from ??? - Color: hazy dark brown beer with purple reflection and small foam. Smell: red fruits, barrel notes, and sourness. Taste: full body with caramel malt and sour red fruits. Good fruity balanced and sourness. Aftertaste: dry sourness, and small alcohol notes. Amazing.

3.8
zvsn (2059) - ISRAEL - MAY 12, 2017
Draft at Moeder Lambic, Fontainas, shared with 77ships. Hazy amber brown with a big head. Aroma of Brett, oak, berries, caramel and yogurt. Sweet-sour, lactic, vinegar, green apples, notes of acetone, quite boozy. Medium-full bodied. Complex, but too alcoholic.


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