Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
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4.47/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Many thanks to bhalter8 for sending this my way.
Blended October 2007
A - Color is mostly copper with a slight reddish tint. The off white head looks pretty good for an 11% brew. Retention isn't bad either. It settles to a moderate sized ring. Lacing is minimal.
S - Tart and warm are the first two words that come to mind. Apple and lemon start it all off. A hint of sweet caramel comes in around midway. Wet hay and oak quickly follow the sweetness. It ends with black pepper and warm alcohol. The nose is quite impressive.
T - Wood stands out a little more in the flavor that the aroma. It mixes pretty well with the caramel sweetness. Tart fruit pounds away at the middle with hints of cherry and apple. The oak really permeates the flavor all through this one. Alcohol is definitely present but stays well under control at all times. Finishes with some warm spices.
M - Fuller bodied. Very mild carbonation that just barely tickles the back of the throat. Seems that helps cut down on the heat from the abv as well. Finish is sweet, hot, tart...it's all over the place really. I like it though.
D - Drinkability is very good. I would never guess this beer to be at 11%. Even though the alcohol is masked well, this one is still a sipper. The abundant flavors guarantee that. It starts out pretty tart but as it warms, the tartness really starts to mellow. The oak really comes through as well. I must say, I'm quite impressed with my first brew from BFM. Very highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2010 03:06:52 | More by csmiley
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