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

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Abbaye De Saint Bon-ChienAbbaye De Saint Bon-Chien

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

852 Ratings
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Ratings: 852
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 105
Gots: 171 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) visit their website
Switzerland

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ggaughan on 06-07-2006

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4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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

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Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
96 out of 100 based on 852 ratings.