BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (2011) - Vin Blanc 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: 38   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Brewed in 2011 and bottled in 2012
Assemblage Blanc super blend with extra bubbles
Matured in rare Swiss white wine barriques

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a hazy guava to red hue with a medium sized tan head. Aromas are strongly wine like, mild acetic, rich berries, dark fruit, oaky, complex caramelization. Stone fruit. Flavors are acidic and a bit acetic, big malt roundness with a little dark fruit, berries, underripe plums. Slightly harsh acetic finish. Feels big, but the alcohol is well hidden. Complex vinous notes. Well done. Low carbonation and full bodied. Acetic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s. The pour’s amber with a small head. The nose is tart raspberry, some brown sugar. Earthy wood. The taste is red berry, tart fruits, some wood. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (23756) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
17th May 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks Bruce for this Swiss delight. Hazy amber beer, little pale tan head. Light crispy palate, slightly dry. Sweet cream - notably sweet! Nice contrast of Flemish red sourness and a little white wine in the background. Subtle strawberry. Overall it is just a touch too acidic to make it a rare 3.8 sour for me but this is a tasty and interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (19883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Big thanks to the host! Pours lightly hazy (end of bottle) gold with a fine, creamy white head. Loads of tart berries in the nose, acetic tang, funk, sweat. Medium sweet flavor, rich, plenty of tangy fruits, some berries, decent funk, some light vinegar, touches of wood. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Good tart fruit finish, light warmth, some acidity, berries, funk, sweat. I like this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013
Hazy amber colour with quick dissipating head and lace. Fruit, yeast spice aroma. Fruit punch flavour of apples, cinnamon and nutmeg, rather sweet with a sour finish. Smooth texture of toffee and caramel. Easy to drink, considering the strength.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle courtesy of fiulijn.Deep amber/tawny pour with a little bit of white head that quickly fades away. Low carbonation and no lacing at all. The nose is lovely - intense oaky character with a little bit of white grape, rustic maltiness and a little bit of funkiness. A lovely vineous oakiness and a lingering tartness. Mild acetic notes that accentuate the sweet fruity notes in the beer. There is also a little bit of white pepper and some mild fruity notes. Warming really intensifies the bright fruitiness. It’s quite delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
375mL from Tipples in Gainesville, FL for $18. Wheeew. Shared with my mother and grandmother. Flatter glowing cranberry pour. Sharp acetic and salty nose. Taste is sharp cranberry and raspberry, salty, phlegm inducing. Sharp, sour palate. My grandmother could not drink it unfortunately, too acetic. She said she would have liked to cook with then, then said, "I hope it wasn’t $20 a bottle." It was :(

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (15613) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours light caramel brown. Nose of soured red fruits, white wine, oak, muscat grapes and caramel. Taste is the same but with touch of acetone in the finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier
Hazy dark amber color with red shades; small frothy head. It has the usual BFM funky aroma, with just a higher fruity accent, and some cask tone too; light sweat, deep. Good body strength, strong BFM funky flavor, with some acetone (maybe too much), moderate sweetness (more than usual), nice and delicate grape fruitiness (muscat like).
Excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (12017) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Tasty beer here on draft. Similiar smell and taste to all of the series, vinegar, slight funk, rich maltiness. BUt this one is much more winey and vinous, some tannins, vey nice.

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