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

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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

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4.28
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, labeled as 2006 vintage, and as blended in october 2007. label also claims an ABV of only 11%

poured into tulip glass

ruby brown color, almost clear and gem-like. nice head, but it soon fades to a half ring. lacing doesn't stick. later pours are very dark and murky brown with sediment.

aroma is unexpected - almost lambic or flanders red, with cider and wood notes. hint of wine or sherry. cherry fruitiness?

tastes similar(ly unexpected) as well, very tart like a wild or brett fermented ale. background sweetness has qualities of wine and hint of malt and caramel. raisin-like fruitiness? slight alcohols and phenols on aerated sips. more oak notes. moderate to gentle bitterness, blends with acidity and faint fruit tones. semi-dry finish.

not thin. smooth yet textured, layered between acidity and tannins. moderate carbonation.

very surprised at the wild/lambic/flanders quality, seems a bit out of place as a "biere de garde". but that's what it calls itself on the label as well. i'm trying not to review this strictly to style.

anyway, my main problem is that the price of admission is on the high side. you'll have to decide if it's worth it or not. considering you can get similar (or greater) complexity for less money, i'm really on the fence with this one.

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Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
4.28 out of 5 based on 1,111 ratings.
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