BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2009)

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


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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Biere de Garde matured in oak barrels, mixture of 11 barrels of 225 litters: 6 Pinot Noir, 2 Chardonnay and 1 Pinot Gris de Neuchatel, 2 Merlot du Tessin. L’Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien, Strong sour ale, 11% vol. is a real UFO, is a beer brewed in honor of the former brewery cat, sanctified in her disappearance. This vintage shimmering red-amber is matured for months in oak barrels that previously contained wine or eau-de-vie. The drums give a very complex flavors this beer. In the mouth, she recalls the plot of a fruity red wine with a very sharp acidity.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Overall an amazing beer I am very glad I could try. One of the most complex things I have ever tasted. Sweet like a great oak aged beer yet still very sour and tart.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
dnstone (3193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2011 Sweet and tart aroma, a bit winey, very complex with light alochol notes...a bit of apple and wood. Hazy amber with a golden tinge. Tase is slightly tart (hints of vinnegar, grapefruit and green apple) with notes of wood and vanilla. Excellent and complex, would love to try it aged. Also tried on tap at Alvinne CBF ’11

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (12637) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 22, 2010
from Erzbierschof - pours a cloudy copper-brown colour with some bubbles left on the side of the glass; a fair woody aroma with notes of vinegar, apples and cherries, vinous; full-bodied and slightly oily; moderate carbonation and with a fair sourness; a long sourish aftertaste with more notes of wood, vinegar and red fruits - superb vintage again from this legendary holy cat

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (9955) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2011
Draft @ Moeder Lambic in BFM chalice. Allei ok, cette bière est ridiculement bonne. Couleur cuivrée, limite acajou avec un col fin mais crémeux beige. Arôme est vinaigre, avec de notes de fruits noirs, et encore ce vinaigre remonte les narines et devient un vrai bonheur. Le tout attache une pointe de malt caramel. Bière avec ample montant de vinaigre, le tout sur des notes boisées, malt et caramel, ace un immense profile de chêne, le tout sur une pointe de fruits noirs. Ce qui marque le plus; est la facilité de ce côté aigre/vinaigre d’enivrer le palais tout comme les narines avec un profile unique, laissant un fini de vin et raisins.Le tout entre cette aigreur est rappelé à ’ordre par une dose de malt grillé et caramel avec un léger picotement sur la fin venant du chêne. En effet, si il y avait qcq chose à choisir pour le style, cette BFM remporte le choix.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (8544) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2014
Rating from 2010. Rotwein-holziger Geruch, orange bräunliche Farbe. Schöne Holzaromen. Der Antrunk ist süßlich-holzig, aromatisch-frisch. Angenehm säuerlich. ImNachgeschmack ist das Bier wein-typisch säuerlich, sehr lang anhaltend mit feiner Holznote. Sehr ausgewogen holzig-säuerlich mit feiner Hefemilde. Die 11% sind nicht zu schmecken!
Richtig tolles Bier! 14/13/14/14

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Bottle from Simon at La Cave a Bulles, Paris, France.
Pours a tea brown/amber with a thin head of white. Aroma is immediately noticeable, even from a distance. Notes of sour oak, cherry, farmhouse horse blanket, cherry leather, and a touch of lemon-soaked hay are featured in the nose. All this is noted as the glass sits 1.5 feet away. Huge nose. Flavor is slightly burnt lemon peel, orange zest, horse blanket, leather, and a touch of lemon juice. Syrupy but slightly thin. Wow. Very interesting sour, and one that I would love to have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bleeng (1681) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Bottle somehow procured by kaggie97 (rumors abound!!) and then hauled back from France just for the July Houston RB tasting. Thanks Kevin! Nose is super tart and tangy-nice start. Taste actually starts off a bit sweet (surprisingly) and then gets to a smoky, tangy, barrel taste. Extremely complex-more than I can get a handle on. The 11% alcohol is completely hidden. Body is actually thick and chewy. Wow this is one unique and great beer. Will Kevin continue to procure these rare beers by unknown means-time will tell!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2010
75 cl bottle (no 276) from Welschland, Zürich. Pours cloudy rustic colour with a small head. Sour dark fruit aroma as well as yoghurt. The flavours are quite sour, mildened by a hint of yoghurt and vanilla, closing up woody and dry. Vinous notes in the finish. A masterpiece of a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (48161) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2010

Bottle 750ml. @ home.

Clear medium amber red color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berry, berry acidic, wood, vinegar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, moderate acidic and acetic with a long duration, berry, tart, vinegar, a dry dry and tart finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish fel is light alcoholic. [20100611]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Embrouille (2848) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 31, 2010
Bottled 750ml ordered from Vinous, complex and delicious. A great sour ale.

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