BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2004)

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


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
An abbey-style ale aged in wooden casks for 20 months including Merlot,Merlot Cabernet,Whiskey and then Grappa. The final version is blended from the different casks to ensure balance. Only 1000 bottles were sent to the U.S.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (43253) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2009
75 cL bottle, courtesy of Bov. Pours hazy to murky dark amber brown with a creamy, off-white and dense head. Aroma is fruity, wineous, slight acetone and citric. Smooth fruity, phenolic and vanilla wooden flavoured. Smooth lingering wineous notes mixed with light alcohol warmth and phenolic notes. Lingering fruity finish but certainly with an alcohol presence. Thanks Philippe for this great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (36459) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2007
Bottled. A murky dark red-brown beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is sweet and sour like a Flemmish sour ale with notes of berries, alcohol, and apples. The flavor is malty with notes of apples and berries, leading to a dry woodey end, and the body is thick. Interesting but a bit weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (27286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange brown coloured with an off white head. Light acidic aroma of wood and red wine. Flavour of wood and red wine with light acidic notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (26413) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2006
Bottled. Hazy brown colour, minor white head. Strong alcohol, fruit and plum in the aroma. Flavour is alcoholic and plummy with hints of pepper and some other spices. Interesting beer, which has clear strong hints of alcohol, but not disturbing at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
(Bottle 75 cl) Pours a hazy, dark orangey brown with an off-white head. Sourish aroma with hints of wood. Surprisingly light body with a tart, vinous edge and distinct oakiness. The alcohol really shines through in the finish. Very interesting - sort of an Imperial Flemish Sour. Thank you Bov for this yummy brew. 130806

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (24624) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2006
[Bottled, thanks Bov!] Hazy mahogany colour. Refined aroma of tobacco and well oaked red wine. Medium sweet. Mildly malty and very vinous with some tartness. Surprisingly light bodied for it’s size. Simply wonderful flavourwise, with slightly less sweetness it’d achieve perfection!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2007
3 years old
Dark brown color; thin collar. Very nice aroma, with a good mix of vanilla from the cask and the typical yeasty sourness from BFM. Good body structure, with malt and caramel flavor, some sweetness, with the medium BFM sourness and astringency, harsh but softened by the velvety vanilla notes from the cask; maybe the alcohol is too evident. A very good and complex beer. It was worth waiting a few years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (19437) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
Säuerlich, durchaus malziger und trockene herber Antrunk, eher mild gehalten. Auch im weiteren Verlauf ist das Bier eher mild, die wichtige Säuerlichkeit ist auch in weiteren Teilen nicht ausreichend präsentiert. So süffig und malzig aber zu trocken, weiterhin spielt sich die Säuerlichkeit leider nicht im Vordergrund ab. Mildes aber süffig säuerliches Bier. Vielen Dank an den Doppelbock für das rare Bier! 11/12/12/12/13/12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (16965) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
Extra special thanks to Bov for this! Dark brown colour. Big aroma is oaky, alcoholic and yeasty. Full body. Lots of chewy maltiness but moves dextrously across the palate. Depth of fruitiness lends style, while wood and alcohol notes provide the backbone. Fat, tangy, complex finish. This is really cool stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (15453) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2006
2004 bottle, 10%. Sour, sweet, vinouos aroma with earthy and woody notes. Cloudy dark red/brown colour. Very small light brown head. The flavour is sour, acidic, raisiny.

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