Cherry Bon-Bon | New Belgium Brewing

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Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Mitchster on 06-13-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.47/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This was an extremely limited offering, an experimental batch that was "hush-hush" on tap, while I was at New Belgium BC. I made friends with the server, who was very informative and friendly, and he snuck me a sample. This was evidently made when the brewers discovered a barrel of La Folie base sitting around the warehouse, and, as I understand it, it hadn't been fermented with the Lambic/Brett strains yet. They had some extra sour cherries around and threw them in and watched and waited. Similar in appearance to La Folie, the brew is cloudy, medium caramel with moderate carbonation. The light beige head is atop medium-sized bubbles with good retention and lacing. The aroma is obviously very fruity with cherries, 20% as sour as La Folie, but with a soapy fruitiness. Flavor is spicy with woody notes, sour cherries, pink bubblegum, lots of wood, dirt, and green moss. Mouthfeel is fizzy with a lightly dry and tart finish. Interesting, but not very good on it's own. Mixed 65/35 with La Folie, it makes an interesting "Kriek".

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Cherry Bon-Bon from New Belgium Brewing
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