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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Switzerland
brasseriebfm.ch

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ggaughan on 06-07-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#527
Reviews:
309
Ratings:
1,132
pDev:
10.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of WOLFGANG
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bierschenker
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Saved this as a bonus on a tasting session of on tap beers.
Smells like sour peaches. Very strait forward.
First taste gives a very fruity sourness. Like biting a pomegranate or a pomelo infused in alcohol.
The aftertaste gives a silky smooth citrus feel in the back of my mouth. Alcohol evaporates.
Lingers on to enjoy.

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Photo of stortore
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into a goblet. 2015 blend 6. Had 12/30/17.

Pours a rosy amber color, a little cloudy, with not much of a head and a little filmy lacing. Smells sour. Aromas of cherries, wine, oak, plums, grapes, dates, figs, light spices, some vanilla. Smells great. The taste leads with grapes, then wine, oak, malt, some cherries and figs, light vanilla and tobacco. A little sour, with a sweet note midway. Smooth, dry, a solid fuller body for the style, well carbonated.

Wow, it was hard to just sip this one. So well balanced and complex. Incredible grapes and wood, and structured in a totally different way from any other Biere de Garde I’ve had before. It’s a little pricey, but worth every penny. Run to get this one, when you can.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LoloMo
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautifully cask aged. Love to let it warm up to 50 degrees when I am patient enough. Have enough every vintage since 2006. A great beer to cellar but honestly peaks round 5 years.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duffman79
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SavageHopHead
3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of von_kaiser
3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dymn
4.84/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaegerbob
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of blisscent
4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jonbw
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gutbuster
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Pours hazy, tan in color with minimal head. Taste is fruity: strawberries, banana and vinegar. Medium-light bodied, prickly carbonation, and moderately sour. Makes for a really good sipper of a biere de garde. I would get this again if I could find it on draft. Well worth a try.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is truly a beer like no other, and its only the exorbitant price point that has prevented me from trying it until now, despite being a huge fan of the rest of their stuff i have tried. this is a wild slightly sour strong ale aged in a variety of barrels, heavy wine on it, lots of wood, some clean bacterial acidity, a sneaky alcohol strength, and an incredible depth thats unrivaled in this way. clearish copper colored brew that i reckon changes a little bit batch to batch based on particular barrels involved and on wild cultures and fermentation temperatures, although that claim is entirely unsubstantiated, im just not sure how you recreate a beer this complex in any kind of consistent way. dried fruit on the nose, clean citrus, white wine, port wine too, a woody heaviness, funky tang, dates and grapes, there is a ton going on. cleaner wood and wine in the flavor, and the sourness is rather reserved for how it smells. its puckery but not sharp, and that does not slow me down. molasses and brown sugar notes, this isnt all the way dry and still features a robust and interesting malt profile. dessert wine and raisin to round it out, a little mature oaky funk, and a wash of warming alcohol on the swallow. compelling stuff, not sure how much of it i could or would want to drink, but its famous for a reason and probably fairly priced considering what goes into it. fun beer, like nothing else out there!

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Photo of josanguapo
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 32 Great Power. In Teku glass. Playing Grim Legends 3. Wine-ish, sherry-like, with a soft, smooth sourness and a pretty well concealed ABV. Nose greater than taste, as i find much BA beers lately. Low on foam and a dirty-reddish colour, not a look I like

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Photo of lukymann
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What an interesting beer. Unlike too many that I've had before. Scent of strawberries and flavors of melon, cherry and champagne vinegar. The fairly high alcohol content is fairly well masked by all that's going on. Recommended to any sour beer/lambic fans.

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Photo of Coorsy
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Funnylooking
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 1,132 ratings