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

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world-class

689 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 689
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 92
Gots: 133 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) visit their website
Switzerland

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ggaughan on 06-07-2006)
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kkipple

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
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)
96 out of 100 based on 689 ratings.