Iphonephan (6548) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at church key in Washington DC. Pours a hazy amber with a head of large short lived bubbles. Sour notes mixed with toffee in the nose. Barrel aging really mutes the funk. Lovely beer.
hallinghansen (2958) - Odense SV, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Ulfborg. Unclear golden body with a small white head. Aroma and flavor is berries, oak, fruit, brett and caramel.
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flasche. Red-brown colour, small beige like head. Pleasant fruity woody sweet aroma. good mouthfeel. Flavour of sweet fruit and berries, wood, caramel and a good tartness, quite pleasant.
bhensonb (14486) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
333 from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours murky dark orange/amber with a transient beige head. Aroma is mildly sour light pitted fruit. Full bodied. Flavor is tart/sour light pitted fruit with a large dash of astringent oak. Finishes sour, fruity and oaky.
bytemesis (7419) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours cloudy hazelnut amber with a medium beige head and nice lacing. Very pleasant aroma of tart cherry, caramel, wine & wood, funk and a bit of cheese. Flavor about the same with medium sweetness and light tartness. Medium bodied and very well masked ABV - really sneaks up on you. Not a full blown lip-puckering sour, but a very pleasant balance actually.
anders37 (24433) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at yespr. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty sour tart aroma. Fruity sour tart slightly funky berry flavor. Has a fruity sour tart finish.
marcus (9552) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours murky brown with a thin beige head (rare for BFM) and a fruit and vinegar aroma. There is a tart vinous fruit flavor with a pleasant oak finish.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Clear dark red ambder with almost no head. Very pleasant floral caramel apple aroma. Very bright thick sticky palate. Tastes of lemon! Sour green apple and caramel with a dry oaky vanilla and candy finish and lingering floral perfume on the back end. Excellent.
hayduke (5030) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A draft pour at THE LOCAL beer bar in Eureka, CA. Came in the glass a copper color with a small off-white head. and light lacing. Nose of sour cherries and oak. Medium in body with with a lively and somewhat alcoholic mouthfeel, Flavor is tart, and shows cherries, ripe dark fruit, and again the oak in the background, and a little bit of funk. The finish is tart and funky as well. Really delicious beer and one that demands to be sipped, not chugged.
Lukaduke (3089) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brown ruby rusty color thats slightly hazy with a three fingered eggshell foam that settles to a little ring. Earthy, boozy, sour cherry, iron, wet wood rise to the nose.... on the palate it fresher and brighter than some of the past Bon-Chien Ive had and its a nice change. Lively and fresh but still complex and earthy but the sour tart cherries are more pronounced and there is less deep dark fruit flavors coming through. Nice bit of carbonation to liven up the palate. Berries, oak, apple cider... Yum