Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
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Reviews by hayesez:
4.03/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Received in a trade with wedgie9. I wasn't familiar with this beer before the trade but, as always, was certainly willing to give it a shot!
Pours a very hazy copper into my Portsmouth snifter. As I hold it up to the light there is quite a bit of swirled sediment patrolling my glass. Very, very hazy. The color is actually quite intriguing when held up at an angle in front of the light. The edges are a bright glowing green...strikingly similar to Mountain Dew, while the center remains a cloudy dark ball. Very nice looking. A one finger tan head remains for quite some time before diminishing to small islands of thin bubbles. A small amount of lace is left as this one slowly leaves my glass.
The aroma is quite funky. I really enjoy it. A bit more prominent than similar beers with a slight amount of unripe fruit. A slight tinge of spiciness finds its way in there as well. I have high hopes for this one.
The funkiness certainly carries through onto the palate. The tart and sour is a bit deeper than other beers like this. The only detracting factor is that the finish is not as crisp or refreshing as others. There is a bit of off-bitterness that is a bit distracting. I like bitter in my beers - but not here. The taste is great...the finish is a bit of a let-down. Interestingly, there is a mid-range tartness that reminds me of eating raw rhubarb back home growing up. A bit astringent. If it wasn't for that weird bitterness, I'd be sold. A good mouthfeel - medium-bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. And I like the tartness.
Overall, a very solid beer that I'm happy I've tried. Easy to drink - I drank the majority of the bottle split between three.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2010 22:42:25 | More by hayesez
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4.44/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from growler from perfect pour into New Belgium globe
A-Pours an dark amber/brown color with little off-white head. Decent lacing.
S-Aromas of vinegar, tart fruit, red wine, subtle whiskey.
T-Taste notes of vinegar, tart fruit, oak, dark fruit, grapes, red wine, light funk, light whiskey.
M-Mouthfeel has a medium body with a dry finish. Low carbonation.
O-Overall great sour my first from BFM must try more.
Serving type: growler
03-19-2014 12:18:12 | More by reebtaerG
Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
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