BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (2007) - Bourbon Barrel

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

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unblended portion of Bon-Chien 2007. Single Bourbon/vatted malt -- limited edition. Hand bottled, without prise de mousse in September 08. This Grand Cru’s complexity will increase with age.

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4.2
hopscotch (11322) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Bottle… C&P’sLYFO ThrowdownThis beer rocks!... Murky, caramel-colored ale with decent sized bits of yeast motoring around the inside of my glass. The aroma is complex - acidic, malty, funky and woodsy with a hint of bourbon – not a lot. Full-bodied and chewy with a rumor of carbonation. The flavor is very acidic and malty-sweet with good, earthy bitterness - acidity stands out, then sweetness, and then bitterness. Tart, caramely, vinous finish. Big THANKS to TheCheeseMan for sharing his bottle of this world class beer! * * Video = http://homepage.mac.com/maltajo/RA

3.8
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Otown throwdown.. Very sour and thick. Maltiness was really nice. The bourbon was alot better than the pinot noir. Cut through nicely. Very woody with lots of sediment.

3.6
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Courtesy ChzMan. Similar to the Pinot Barrel- lactic, funky, vinous, juicy- with noticeable bourbon elements- biscuity vanilla, charred oak, and bourbon itself. Again sweeter than I thought it would be, but much better than the pinot barrel. Would love to see how these age.

4.2
PhillyBeer2112 (2903) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
FRO Throwdown: Ruby tinted copper with floaties. Tart funky soury cherry nose. Leather and wood. Sour tart flavor, with a nice drying sour finish, good hard acidity. One of my favorite BFM beers, mellowed out but still funky/sour.

3.9
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. rane pour no head. Aroma is bourbon, yest, tart wtih some red wine notes. Flavor has a hint of bourbon, sourness, funk and sour cheerreis. Very interesting beer.

4.4
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
C&PLYFOTD: Magnum, courtesy TheCheeseMan. Copper reddish pour, thin lacing. Awesome funk and tart nose, oaksy wood notes, cherries. Very rich flavors, tart as hell with tons of oak and vanilla, brown sugar and bourbon. Very balanced and delicious, incredible, really.

3.7
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Courtesy TheCheeseman. Pours clear caramel copper color, with really no head. Smells of sweet syrupy fruits, a little oak and bourbon in there, but not a bourbon bomb by any means. the flavor seemed to be like regular Bon Chienbut with less heat and a little bourbon added in. Im glad it wasnt overpowering because i think it would have been too sweet that way. Pretty interesting. Having any variation of Bon Chien is always a godd thing.

3.9
sebletitje (10424) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2009
Sample at O-town throwdown ’09
bottle #92
Pours deep murky orange, no head.
Aroma was overly sour with notes of bourbon.
Taste, boubon, less sourness emanates compared to aroma. Notes of wood with a malt mix that make this one a good balanced sour.

3.5
dchmela (3085) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Sampled at C&P Otown Throwdown, big thanks to Cheeseman! Bottle 92. Reddish brown pour with lots of yeast chunks floating. Sour apple, vinegar, oak aroma. Taste is sour vinegar, hint of oak vanilla and bourbon with touches of sweet malt. Tasty beer.

3.8
GodOfThunder (1271) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Thanks to Troy for the taste. Give RickyBobby some love for me. Dark cherry red color with a small white head. Aroma is sour, fruity and slightly oaky. Flavors follow suit with fruit and oak and just a hint of the bourbon. I enjoy the subtleness of the bourbon. Very good beer.


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