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Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

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853 Ratings
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Ratings: 853
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 105
Gots: 172 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) visit their website
Switzerland

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ggaughan on 06-07-2006

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of taospowder
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of metsfan1
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulys55
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robod
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RoyBurks
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Anatole
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of meehandennis
4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BoljaBoy52
4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodzm14
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MNPikey
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of OntheLambic
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage 750 ml bottle, blend 8, bottle #276, here we go:

Look (4.25) - Amber to brown in color, auburn when held up to the light. Off-white head receeds quickly to just a sliver.

Smell (4.5): Predominant oak, some cherry, leather, grape must, and funk.

Taste (4.5): Follows the nose, with oak leading the way, and a lot of oak at that. Picking up vinegar, cherry, sweet grape must, acidic, with some funk. Just a touch of alcohol comes through, which is impressive considering the ABV. Nice moderate tartness moves from mid-palate to the back of the tongue and finishes with a dry tannic metallic tinge. Medium-high carbonation.

Feel (4.25): The carbonation is a bit high and distracts from the overall taste of the beer.

Overall (4.5): This is my first Biere de Garde, so I'm not able to say if it holds true to style. That said, it is a nicely complex sour. My only complaint would be the oak is it a bit too forward and overpowers the other flavors. Probably would be a good beer to age a bit longer to see if the oak fades and allows the other flavors to shine through. Although not the same style, I much prefer the Rodenbach 2008 Vintage for roughly the same cost.

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4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ken_P
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tim725
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of delgotit99
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Doomcifer
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of iAttilio
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I taste also as draught beer, a great biére!

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4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaxbrew
4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best sours I've had.

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4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.87/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
96 out of 100 based on 853 ratings.