Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien 2011 (Merlot, Cabernet, Whiskey, Grappa Barrels) | BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

BA SCORE
89
very good
29 Ratings
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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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Dreadnaught33 on 11-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
7.66%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy medium brown with copper highlights and minimal cream head that dissipates to nothing.

Balsamic vinegar, lactic acid, oak, vanilla, caramel sweetness, and red wine must form the initial aroma, with a bit of rogue yeast funk. Definite wine character, with sharp fruit notes of cherry and dark berries. Smells fabulous!

Decidedly sour and tart, the flavor lacks the sweetness promised in the aroma, finishing somewhat dry, oaky, and toasted. There's significant malt backbone, but the alcohol is incredibly masked. Balsamic vinegar, a bit of phenolic barnyard funk, caramel, and a hint of nuttiness add complexity. Can't believe this is 11%. Tart cherries longer throughout.

Body is moderate and smooth, with minimal carbonation and slight alcohol warmth.

Very complex. The nutty malt presence interacts brilliantly with toasted oak, and the yeast funkiness plays so well with the wine characteristics. This one could easily sneak up on you!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-copper color with a small head and minimal lacing

S-sour cherries, red wine, slight yeast funk, alcohol, oak

T-nice tart cherries up front with a notable red wine and oak presence and a sour yeast funk finish

F-light to medium body with nice crisp carbonation, alcohol well-hidden

O-a delicious beer with attributes of a sour and a nice balance of flavor

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Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien 2011 (Merlot, Cabernet, Whiskey, Grappa Barrels) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
4.31 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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