Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru Rosé - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by taylor714914:
3.24/5 rDev -22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
This is a slamming brett bomb. Poured from a tap, this copper hued beer holds some serious brett. Leather, tobacco, horseblanket, sweaty gym socks…you name it, the heavy heavy Brett is here. There is tartness, but brett still dominates. I like brettanomyces, but dang, this is way overboard. The smokey heavy brett flavors dominate throughout. Light oak toast intermingles with the flavors as well. 10 bucks for a 7 ounce pour, I really can’t say the value is here. Not sure if this was the intended flavor but its pure brett through and through. For the money, I’ll avoid this and pick up any number of other sours.
Serving type: on-tap
12-12-2013 19:32:25 | More by taylor714914
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4.25/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
From a 375 ml bottle (tag says brewed in 2012, bottled in 2013) into a tulip.
A-The brew has no real head. Instead, there is a patchy cap of soapy, white foam that devolves to a collar quickly. The beer is clear and an interesting reddish-brown in color. No carbonation is visible.
S-The smell is tart, very vinous, and massively oaky. The dry flavors have more oak and wine-like tannin scents than perhaps any other beer I have ever smelled (or tasted). There is a fair dose of spicy alcohol, as well as some peach, and a bit of funk.
T-The taste is also massively oaked and tannic, but it works. There is a moderate tartness with white wine vinegar, green apple, and white grape flavors. Booze is noticeable, but well-integrated and slightly spicy. This is the closest thing I have tasted to "beer-as-wine" in my life.
M-The feel is light to medium body with a light, chunky carbonation. Reminds me of a light-bodied oud bruin.
O-This brew is one of the most vinous, oaky beers I have tasted. The drying oak coats my palate and pulls from start to finish. It mostly works, and the spicy notes from the alcohol are really pleasant, but to max out with the best sour beers, this brew could use a bit more fruit to add complexity and intrigue. If this beer weren't so damn expensive, I would definitely consider seeking out a few more to age.
Serving type: bottle
09-12-2013 01:55:17 | More by spoony
3.8/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On-tap. ½ pt glass. Enjoyed on mar´13.Reddish amber. Foggy appearance. Off-white froth creates a close crown. Pretty good retention & spots on sides. Aroma profile shows leather, Brett, fruits, wood & mild toasted malts. Flavors as expected from aromas: sour/acidic, citric flavors are rounded by notes of fresh wood. Light to medium body. Moderate to high carbonation. Oily texture turns slight watery in the middle while lingers into the long finish. Extreme flavors but amazingly well balanced. A great one!!
Serving type: on-tap
03-11-2013 16:34:00 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru Rosé from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.