BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2008)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2011
hazy red amber, thin tan ring. Balsamic, cherry light brown sugar. Flavor similar, few acetic or acetone, bit of sting. Thin, oily, and light alcohol burn, few off notes in light elmers/paper dryness. The sugar and cherry singular qualities actually help here, probably my favorite bfm from memory, most of the common flaws masked a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
750mL at Sour Epic Part 2. The pour is a tepid, hazy, deep strawberry. No head formation like a lot of these BFM sours. Fruit juice aroma, sweet strawberries and red cherries. Taste is rose wine, cherry juice box, evident alcohol heat. Small paperiness. Nice acidic balance. Soft mouthfeel- easy to drink for 11%. These BFMs are dangerously easy to enjoy so be careful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14751) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Capped 750 shared by Marcus. Pours garnet garnered amber with no head. The aroma is very sour and oaky. A touch earthy. Near med body. Flavor is earthy, sour, fruit with a lot of oak astringency. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9827) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Bottle from Monument Wines. Pours amber with no head, just a few bubbles, and a sour vinegar and fruit aroma. There is a full-bodied winey fruit flavor that jumps onto the palate immediately. This is a very well-aged beer that goes well with cheese.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (7259) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle at a tasting at paul’s. Amber pour with white head. Funky sour, almost acetone like aroma. Flavor is less extreme with sour tones, cherry and other fruit, oak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
In short: A very oaky, full of tannins, very sour and very astringent copper ale. Great sipper
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed approximately 2 years after the beer release (2 years after first rating)
The look: Cloudy rust color body topped by a small beige head
In long: The strong nose is very oaky, cherry-sour and very vinous. Smells like a classic Flemish Sour that would have spent extra time in red-wine barrels. Taste is equally oaky. All Saint Bon-Chien are oaky but this one takes the cake. It probably has to do with the age at which you drink them but I thought this one was fantastically oaky. A lots of mouth puckering tannins, cherries, oak and more oak, toasted almonds, cherry skin. This is the type of saliva-sucking beer you need a sip of water between each sip of beer. 11% rather well hidden. Carbonation is appropriately relaxed as in most St-Bon-Chien. Those Saint Bon-Chien beers are an acquired taste, a taste I have acquired. Those Saint Bon-Chien really are excellent beers but also very expensive, but it’s alright because I will save a bunch of money on my car insurance by dying young of liver failure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
@dstructos Daks Back-bottle–pours an off white head and hazy copper color. Aroma is sour/acidic/vinuous. Taste is very acidic, herbal finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10945) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle… Murky, dark caramel ale with a small, quickly dissipating head. Caramel, toffee, red berries and mild acetone stand out in the aroma. This is the first time I’ve ever smelled anything resembling "real acetone" in a beer - despite the claims of others to have smelled the pure, unadulterated chemical in certain Flanders reds and Flemish sours. I call bullshit on that. Anyway, this beer is full-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor is a mish-mash of caramel, yeasty bitterness, citric acid, methanol and red wine vinegar. Finishes moderately bitter, mildly tangy and lightly boozy. Bottle courtesy of phaleslu!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2011 Bottle shared by Hopscotch. I liked this one the best out of the three we tried (06’,07’,08) This had some super funk in there, mixed with cherry, licorice and sour tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (19101) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
Deuent säuerlicher Antrunk, in dem holzige Noten mit leichter Fruchtigkeit harmonisieren. Süffig, sehr aromatisch. Die Säuerlichkeit bleibt auf ihrem Level und hält sich so zurück, ist aber hocharomatisch und beeinflusst alle anderen Aromen. Im Verlauf aber weniger holzig, dafür hopfiger, auch wenn er sich eher neutral verhält. Wenig aber erkennbar beißend im Hintergrund, was aufgrund der im Vordergrund harmonischen Säure erstaunt. Durch die vielfältigen hopfigen und würzigen Noten – die einzeln kaum zum Zuge kommen – wird dies im Gesamten aber wieder egalisiert. Sehr stimmiges Bier mit moderater Säuerlichkeit. Vielen Dank an den Doppelbock für das Bier! /12/11/12/13/12

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