BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (2009) - Vin Jaune VJ2 Barrel

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


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Brewed and bottled 2009. Vintage VJ2. Hand-bottled without prise de mousse.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (23979) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle shared with Austin and Terry at Trappeze. Hazi deep golden amber, very slight carbonation. Aroma of summer fruit, white wine, caramel. Taste is vanilla, butterscotch, funky caramel. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Göteborg. Hazy orange beer with yeast, small offwhite head. Sourish fruity aroma, grapes, sour, rubber, horse blanket. Sourish fruity flavor, citrus, grapefruit, spicy, sour, leather notes, grapes, some hop notes, vinous, some rubber.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (13132) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle from Secret Santa, thanks! Dark amber color, no head. Vinous, oaky aroma with hints of yoghurt, lemon and vanilla. Malty, slightly sour oaky flavor with vanilla, sherry, lemon, salt and cognac. Amazing complexity, moderate sourness. Absolutely brilliant!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2011
(375ml bottle, 2009 vintage, VJ2) Pours a still, clear golden body. Aroma of vinous, florals, herbs, barnyard, subtle yogurt, and earth. Flavor of herbs, vinous, and grass with a dry wood, alcohol finish. Needs time to age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2011
375ml bottle (VJ2). Brewed in 2009 & bottled in 2009 375ml bottle. Poured a hazy amber color with almost no head. Aromas of yeast, wood, and some grapes. Tastes of grapes, wood, and light funk. Flat body. Side x side with the 2008 vintage which was livelier and just all around stronger smelling and tasting. This one was flat and, compared to the 2008, ’boring’,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (11161) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle shared with others. Pours a hazy deep ruby amber with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a good amount of dry wine with sour fruits and a bit of backing sweet grains and funk. Flavor begins with sour fruits and a good amount of funk with acid and sweet grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 7, 2012
375mL 2009 thanks to EricE. Hazy deep orange pour. Low carbonation to none. Bourbon liquor nose we tamarind. Taste is apple sauce with muted sweet berries. Ending is dry and tea tannic. Palate is tangy and mildly citric. Nice stuff. Mild salt brine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (8178) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Sampled at Max’s Rare and Obscure Part 8. Pours a lightly hazy amber with zero head. Nose is vegetal, apple cider vinegar, some pear, red grape, nail polish, cognac. Flavor has lots of nail polish, booze, vanilla, fortified wine, pear brandy, vanilla, some apple cider vinegar. Full bodied, acetic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
2009 vintage VJ2 bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazed copper body and no head. The aroma is packed with alcohol, fruity and a bit earthy. Very vinous. Flavors are vinous with hints of suntan lotion, cidery with alcohol. Somewhat smooth considering the ABV. No bubbles, a bit thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7906) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4oz draft pour at Rustico - Alexandria. Poured a deep amber color with a small, foamy white head. Aroma was light balsamic notes, grapes, wine, light vanilla notes. Flavor was similar, with very minor balsamic notes. Red wine character comes through, but isn’t too harsh. Always interesting beers to drink from these people.

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