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

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808 Ratings
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Ratings: 808
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 102
Gots: 159 | FT: 9
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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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.01/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 vintage. 750ml capped bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

Pours a course 1 finger layer of big bubbles that collapses quickly. Beer is a clear, dark mahogany. No lace and no legs. Not much to look at.

Nose is tart cherry and raspberry with hints of vinegar, soy sauce, oak and booze. Aromatic and very complex. Nice.

Opens mellow and juicy cherry, raspberry, vinegar and red fruit pulp. Amazingly complex. Layers of oak, barnyard, and a big bold tartness preside over the middle. Acidic and puckering with big fruit and funk notes. Finishes tart vinegar, red fruit and a slight bit of soy sauce. Sour finish. Awesome!

Light to medium bodied with low carbonation. Slick and oily in the mouth and goes down puckering and dry. Finishes dry with a filmy aftertaste that coats the palate. Solid.

This is a beer that's been around for a long while and its easy to see why. Great balance and complexity and just an all around solid offering. Definitely worth seeking out and its one of those rare non-gueuze beers that ages wonderfully!

SpeedwayJim, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of mush
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

mush, Sunday at 08:50 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Kevinpitts, Sunday at 01:16 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

DrewLikesBeer, Friday at 08:43 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

CSO, Thursday at 06:08 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

lillitnn92, Nov 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

mulerofthewhalez, Nov 18, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

grover37, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of ChrisISO_SJ
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

ChrisISO_SJ, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

OnryAndMean, Nov 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

EuphonicHops, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Poured a 750ml. 2012 vintage.

A:Really murky. Awesome thick barely carbonated. Reddish woody opaque.

S: Lovely full sweetness of cranberry cherry goodness. No alcohol nor metallic presence. Good oak character. Well rounded. An amazing Belgian sour without that vinegar, metal, or muted sourness.

T: Awesome. Sour but not over the top with acid or the vinegar seend in rodenbach or duchess. Well done and a pleasure start to finish.

M: With the taste. The tartness balances extremely well. Nothing offensive.

O: Spent $30 on a 750ml and impressed. Taken back on how well rounded everything was here. Sweet but not overbearing. Same with the sour component. Actually more refinded than many cantillon krieks I've had. Will get again.

putonyourwalkingshoes, Nov 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Jzmhector, Nov 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

kuishinbo_tantei, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of e_dawg
4.75/5  rDev +10%

In normal, dim light where I imagine this beer will usually be enjoyed, a dark but somewhat transparent red orange color is present with no head or lacing, surprising for the high abv.
When held up to light, it shows cloudy, sediment filled pale orange which fades to clear with light green/blue edges in shallower parts of the glass. This is really an odd looking beer when examined closely.

Smells of dark cherries, raspberry, sweet fruit, brown sugar, and I'm also getting vinegar and a hint of soy sauce with oak as pointed out by SpeedwayJim.

Taste is full and rich, initially sweet which quickly shifts to sour and finishes with sweet vinegar.

This is one of my all time favorites. I recommend letting it warm to at least 50-55 degrees before trying because cold refrigeration mutes the flavors severely.

e_dawg, Nov 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

kylehay2004, Nov 07, 2014
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4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

CraftFan5, Nov 05, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +0.7%

dwagner003, Nov 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

chippo33, Nov 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

ttylicki, Nov 01, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +11.1%

Lagardner, Nov 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

ElGordito, Oct 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

HookemHoos, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

MasterPenguins, Oct 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Very good, but not quite a standout. Pricey for what it is.

helios7, Oct 28, 2014
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Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
96 out of 100 based on 808 ratings.