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

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

828 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 828
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 98
Gots: 164 | FT: 10
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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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brewed 2007, blended December 2008.

The beer is somewhere between brown and ruby red, allowing a bit of light through. Pour results in a small tan head that fades very quickly.

Nose is a mix of spices, malt and tartness. Lots of plum and other dark fruit, with a pronounced tartness. Yeast is there as well, along with a strong bready malt scent. Lots going on.

Quite tart, with cherry and plum playing a prominent role. A strong spice component. Quite malty, but any sweetness is drowned out by the sour. Oak is significant.

Full bodied, low carbonation. A fair bit of alcohol heat.

Overall, quite good, but not the world class beer I was hoping for. A bit extreme.

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From the 2008 vintage bottle marked 00276. Sampled on July 20, 2013.

The pour has the apperance of a drak red wine more than a beer with a reddish hue, basically no head, and a lightweight texture.

The aroma has plenty of tart, red grape qualities to it with a faint whiff of malts. But it is the sourness that leads the way.

The body is around medium.

Like the nose, the taste has a kind of overripe grape flavor with a sour and sharp bite at the finish. Sour ales are not top on my priority list but for fans of the style it is probably quite delightful.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

2010 vintage:

Beautiful burgundy body with an appropriate half finger of beige carb - plenty of legging and minimal lace.

Extremely potent on the nose... fig, red apple, rum, spice and clean alcohol warmth.

Far more palatable than I was anticipating. The booze is prominent but not overwhelming. Papery sour fruit flavors, astringent grape and plum, vinegar, a bit more spice... faint, tasteful oxidation. Really an intriguing beer. Faintly sour, a bit hot, oaky... sweet and tart... incredibly complex.

What a unique treat.

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4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

on tap at beer study in chapel hill .

dark brownish red. no head. mild sourness and cherries on the nose. taste is tart, but not hugely sour. good amount of cherry flavor. vinegar. flemish red characteristcs. extremely drinkable. alcohol undetectable. medium bodied with low carbonation.

overall exceptional. would never turn this down.

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Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
96 out of 100 based on 828 ratings.