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

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

807 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 807
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 smcolw
3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from one of the supposedly six kegs available worldwide!

This is an interesting beer with sour and sweet elements. Cherry is the main flavor and aroma--it has both of the main flavor elements. It's a medium bodied beer, but has a carbonation that makes it feel richer.

smcolw, Sep 07, 2009
Photo of rbouton
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

rbouton, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

GRG1313, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

PeakedInHighSchool, May 08, 2014
Photo of Grant35
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Grant35, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of HevvyMetalHippie
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

HevvyMetalHippie, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

drewone, May 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

SocalKicks, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

RoyFokker, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

mtrog313, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of jryanj927
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

jryanj927, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Lare453, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of dkw0063
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

dkw0063, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of mltobin
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

mltobin, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of wiltznucs
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

wiltznucs, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of baybum
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

baybum, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

15% 2005 Version
Very lightly carbonated, a vigorous pour towards the end of the pour scares up a quickly disappearing, frothy, at most half-finger thick, tan colored head. The beer is a dark, red-plum color that shows a red stained, amber color when held up to the light. The aroma has a light tartness to it as well as a Sauvignon Blanc like grape fruitiness along with a nice barrel influence that takes the form of soft vanillin notes, and some spicy oak character. Berry flavors reminiscent of a merlot are noticeable at times in the nose as well. There is a light funkiness here that provides a touch of mustiness, some cured moldy leather notes and a faint yet fruity cheese note. There is definitely a bit of alcohol noticeable here in the aroma too and it provides a touch of heat.

Lightly carbonated, with just a hint of a carbonic prickle. The beer is fairly light, certainly for a beer of this strength, and only has a medium heft to it. There is a light, grape-like sweetness to this beer that is not quite offset by a light tartness in the finish. A bit of alcohol, spicy & tannic oak, and spicy esters provide a touch of bitterness and piquancy to the finish that lingers into a very soft, throat coating burn. This picks up a lightly concentrated, jam-like fruit note that reminds me of a combination of sweet black cherries, blackberries and a rich currant note. This picks up a sweet nuttiness as it warms up, though it does not actually gain any sweetness (in fact it probably gets less so), it is just that it picks up a nut meat sweetness.

While not overly heavy, this is somehow a sipping beer. It really reminds me a lot of a fruity, berry focused, oak aged red wine of some sort (with a touch of tartness thrown in). An interesting beer that is for sure, the slight carbonation makes it seem that much more wine-like. This is definitely a good sipping beer, I certainly wouldn't want to have to finish a bottle by myself.

Gueuzedude, Sep 16, 2008
Photo of Liberatiscioli
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Liberatiscioli, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

millerbuffoon, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

volta, Dec 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

kiki3drt292, Jun 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Farnswurth, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

BMart, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of helios7
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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

helios7, Oct 28, 2014
Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
96 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.