BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (2008) - Trousseau Barrel

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: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
TR3 and TR5. Ale matured in Trousseau Oak Barrels (single cask in Trousseau barrel from Arbois, France) Hand bottle, without prise de mousse in January 09. This Grand Cru’s complexity will increase with age. 11% alc./vol.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (6177) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Very bready aroma of currants. Cloudy amber, fine sediment, thin yellow head. Sour apples and cherries. Oak also prominent. Easy carbonation, alcohol well masked by the sourness. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tia (2047) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle @ 18th RG. Orange amber with dissipating head. Nice sour aroma. High tartness. Nice clean quality with sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle. Game 6. Caramel brown. Nose/taste of brown sugar, caramel, vinous notes, oak, soured malt and red and black currants. Medium body. Moderately tart. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (4058) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2012 At high rollers 2012 and again at the Richmond 18th gathering. Fantastic clean woody funky tart, but not too tart. Amazing. acidity is not overly done, more of just a bit of heartburn. I pick up a bit of red wine notes. Complex and well blended. Another wonderful bon chien.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
375mL TR3 thanks to BrainLayer. Pours tepid, clear strawberry with bubbles and no head formation. Nose is richer, vinous, mildly sharp acetic/vinegar. Strawberries, muted liquor barrel. Taste is bourbon like, thicker, nicely muted acetic acid. Nice leathery, tart palate. Spicy finish. A big improvement over the VJ2. Great stuff. Mild sage and lavender bitters. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Pours a hazy brown-orange with little head. Funky sour aroma with lots of barnyard. Very oaky. Flavor is sour and oaky with lots of chocolate. Some cherry Hides the alcohol very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2697) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Tasted on 8/9/11 from a 375mL capped bottle purchased at West Lakeview Liquors. This is labeled as TR5. Pours hazy burnt orange with a fiery red tint, and no head whatsoever, just a little bit of off-white lacing that disappears rather quickly. The nose is very sour with lemon and vinegar, and funky with barnyard, along with some caramel and brown sugar malt, vanilla oak, and some alcoholic heat. The flavor is a nice blend of sour lemon and vinegar with pleasant toasted malts, and a bit of oxidative oak coming through, presenting as a hint of hazelnut. The body is fairly full with just a light hint of carbonation and a long, sour, malty, and lightly nutty finish. Overall, this beer reminds me of an older oak-aged white wine that is beginning to show a bit of age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (11014) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
TR3 Bottle shared with others. Pours a clear ruby red with an amber hue and pretty much no head. Aroma has a decent amount of oak with a hint of sourness with some earthy grains lying underneath. Flavor begins with sour fruits and sweet grains and finished with barrel and a good amount of acid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6585) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2011
This poured a cloudy reddish color with a biege head. Aroma was light fruits, belgina yeasty character, and some tart and must. Flavor was medium sourness, some sour cherries and dusty blueberries. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7489) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Fall 2011 Ratebeer gathering. My first beer from this brewery. +++ Sampled from a 375cl green bottle this beer poured a bright caramel-orange color with a trace white head that left no lacing. The aroma was tart, bretty and had a light caramel note. The flavor was very tart and bitter with strong notes of Sweettart candies and chalk and light ripe golden fruits. The finish was long, dryish, tart and chalky. Full bodied. Interesting.

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