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


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 4.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
brewed 2013 bottled 2015

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (12371) - Bienne, - AUG 15, 2015
courtesy of Jérôme Rebetez - hazy amber beer with a reddish hue, no foam left; solid yet well-integrated woody notes; sour cherries, molasses and apples; full-bodied, moderate carbonation and with a solid sourness, some sweetness hidden below lasting a bit in the finish; very long sour and woody finish of cherries, rum and apples - great !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1381) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 4, 2016
375ml bottle served in a brewdog chalice. Purchased at Au Grain D’Orge - Crissier. A: Pours a cloudy amber color that forms a small head with small retention that does not disappears completely and leaves almost no lacings in the glass. S: Nose is very fruity, sour and woody. Quite boozy too. Strong notes of cherry and cherry tree. Notes of rum. Apple vinegar. Metallic hints. T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of cherries and berries. Strong notes of oak, caramel malts and apple vinegar. Good sweet-sour balance. Light bitterness. Boozy finish. M: Heavy body. Low carbonation. Cherry, oak and caramel in the aftertaste. O: Good drinkability. Good Bon-Chien Edition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4507) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2016
Shared at Hopishop 2016, thanks 77Ships! Aroma of red fruit, rum booze, oak and lacto sour. Flavor of soft red fruit, oak, boozy rum, lacto sour and some vanilla. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4923) - BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2016
Bottle shared by 77ships at Hopishop’s B.U.M.B. tasting, cheers! Apparently a rum barrel aged version of Abbaye de St. Bon Chien, the flagship beer of Switzerland’s most acclaimed craft brewery. Moussy, lightly lacing, off-white head over a hazy brownish bronze beer with burgundy hue. Aroma of passion fruit, sherry vinegar, dry wood, vanilla, redcurrant, caramel, crabapple, brown bread, rum indeed but subtle. Estery, fruity onset, gooseberry, brambleberry, cranberry - nicely ’rounded’ tart with a sweet core, initially spritzy carbo calming down in the end and in that sense leading to a more vinous mouthfeel. Red wine vinegar-like sourness increases throughout the palate with drying effect, but never too much, leaving a ’full’, lightly bready and caramelly malt core intact, as it ought to be in an ’oud bruin’ - even if it is a rather ’exotic’ interpretation like this. Finishes in wine-ish drying tartness, warming alcohol, pleasant dryish wood tannins, some earthy yeasty notes and vanilla-like oak accents; the rum flavor is noticeable but remains subtle. Fortunately for me, because I hate rum and have rather disliked rum barrel aged beers in the past because of it; in this case, however, it doesn’t bother me at all and I thoroughly enjoyed this somewhat quirky, barley wine-strength interpretation of the Flemish red style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (8751) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2016
375 ml. bottle shared @ HopisHop B.U.M.B. 2016. Dark brown amber, little tanned head. Nose is sweet rum, low tart cherry, thinend out vinegar & lemon sour with some Chirstmas spices rum. Taste is lemon sour, thinned sour with rum, Christmas spices rum, basic faint oak, tanned cherry, sour red berries. Body is lemon sour, far more lemon sour than I am ussed for this beer & far thinner. Nice but the rule remains that the special 1 barrel versions of Saint Bon-Chien aren’t as good as the regular oens. Funny given the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9645) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2016
Bouteille 37.5cl, embouteillée 2015 anno MMXIII. Ambre, présentant un léger col dès le service mais retombant très rapidement et assez effervescent. Arôme offre un nez qui est plutôt modéré au niveau rhum, retrouve un bouquet funk modéré comparé à d’autres produits BFM, léger malté et certain biscuité sont accompagnées de notes vertes. Palais met en évidence les 11% par une petite touche de chaleur, malté caramel, léger boisé avec un rappel rhum dans son caractère presque sucre de canne-roux. Agrumes et une pointe de pamplemousse qui accompagnent un profil qui vient titiller le palais. L’effet ’sour’ reste discret et j’attendais un peu plus du rhum surtout pour le prix de la bouteille qui n’est franchement pas donné.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9703) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange copper with a thin beige head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a fairly sour molaases and fruit flavor with rum that is noticeable but not overwhelming. Has a mild version of the typical BFM paint thinner note, however remains very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14630) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Cappped 375 from Bine & Vine. Pours copper with a very slight beige head. Aroma of rum and berry - tending to suggest spicy calvados in rum barrels. Med body or so. Flavor is red berry, oak, some rummishness and it’s just lightly tart/sour. Very good. BFM light in a way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1945) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle to tulip Vanilla, flowers, brandy, red wine, and spiced apple. It pours a dark, cloudy, crimson, with a thin off white head with very little retention. Mouth puckering sour, apple cider, spiced rum, lots of fruit here. It finishes warm.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (23023) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle at Max’s for Ken and Adrien’s return from Afghanistan, thank you for your service! Clear golden color with ruby hints, thin tan head. Aroma of vanilla, rich summer fruit. Taste is rich, complex, sweet, fruity and boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (5169) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2015
19.08.2015, 0,375l bottle @ BierCab:
Small fizzy shortlasting head, slightly hazy. Aroma is slightly sour-ish dry, vinegar, oak, grass, berry skin, alcohol, sour red berries, sorrel, caramel. Taste is sour-ish, vinegar, oak, sorrel, berry skin, minerals, sour red berries, caramel, alcohol, bark. Medium bitterness, nice acidic mouthfeel. Nice.

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