Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
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4.01/5 rDev -7.2%
2007 vintage. 750ml capped bottle into a Cigar City snifter.
Pours a course 1 finger layer of big bubbles that collapses quickly. Beer is a clear, dark mahogany. No lace and no legs. Not much to look at.
Nose is tart cherry and raspberry with hints of vinegar, soy sauce, oak and booze. Aromatic and very complex. Nice.
Opens mellow and juicy cherry, raspberry, vinegar and red fruit pulp. Amazingly complex. Layers of oak, barnyard, and a big bold tartness preside over the middle. Acidic and puckering with big fruit and funk notes. Finishes tart vinegar, red fruit and a slight bit of soy sauce. Sour finish. Awesome!
Light to medium bodied with low carbonation. Slick and oily in the mouth and goes down puckering and dry. Finishes dry with a filmy aftertaste that coats the palate. Solid.
This is a beer that's been around for a long while and its easy to see why. Great balance and complexity and just an all around solid offering. Definitely worth seeking out and its one of those rare non-gueuze beers that ages wonderfully!
06-25-2014 01:44:50 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.53/5 rDev +4.9%
A: ruby red. Hazy. Small off-white head.
S: sweet. Large berry notes. Vinegar.
T: tart. Oak. Cherry. Lingering tartness. Sour. Vinegar.
M: high carbonation. Medium-light body. Puckering. On the dry side? It's difficult for me to tell if this is slightly sweet, or dry; because of the tartness.
O: fantastic sour. Complex flavors that are balanced very well. Will buy again if I am lucky enough to find it.
08-07-2014 19:16:43 | More by jellikit
Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
96 out of 100 based on 718 ratings.