Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
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4.1/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
2006 vintage, listed as "Limited Edition" and 11% abv. Beautiful bottle, thanks Faustgeist for sharing!
A. Pale, hazy copper cherry red. A small off white dusting of foam lingers.
S. Funky, sour fruit (cherry!) oak and wood, in turns fruity and strong, complex and lively to the senses.
T. Tart cherries and variations thereof are the star here. There's a delicious oak undercurrent and a tannic, earthy note that adds to the interesting factor. Sugary sweetness helps balance out the sour rush; think sweetened cranberries. It's a little dirty and rough, but you can tell it's been lovingly crafted. Reminiscent of a stronger, more oaked Rodenbach; but unlike their Grand Cru, this is enjoyable.
The finish is sour, cleansing and a bit lactic. Oak sits on the tongue for a bit. I'm not entirely sure this is a Biere de Garde....
Abbaye Bon-Chien is a delicious and complex woody sour cherry beer. I don't believe I'd pay the $25 asking price a second time, but this is still good beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2008 03:58:11 | More by kkipple
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Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
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