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

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BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

Style: French Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Spicy edition super blend from FOUR barrels. Matured in rare Swiss white and red wine barriques.
Brewed in 2011-2012.
Bottled in 2013.

Added by GONZALOYANNA on 03-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of rawfish
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFields
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crosenkrantz
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first SBC Grand Cru. It is a different from the original SBC, for sure, but at the same time very similar. I think the aging has here a smaller impact than in other grands crues.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375mL bottle poured into a stemmed glass
(A)- Pours a ruby red color. Some minimal froth that dissipated quickly
(S)- Some rich velvety oak meets a tannic yet tart acidity. Hints at some cherry-like fruits
(T)- A nice acidic profile up front that flows into some sharp oak. Subtle reddish fruits combined with the faintest hints of licorice and vanilla
(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. Sharp oak and acidity but balanced well with some sweetness and mild bitterness
(O)- A wonderfully complex beer with everything I look forward to experiencing in a bottle of beer.

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Photo of Johnny_Blackhands
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NateF90
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REVZEB
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thegerm87
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of cjgiant
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%

On tap (my original review was deleted b/c I forgot to type a number!)
Red-tinted brown, looks a little muddy when held to a light source. No carbonation to be seen. Smell is tart cherry, sour apple, little lemon and maybe a hint if vinegar that isn't off-putting. The barrel canbe detected as well underneath.

Taste is not nearly as tart, more kiwi-lime in that sense, but also a bit more wine-like, especially with the barrel taste underneath. There is an interesting sparkling feel to the beer from unseen carbonation.

A very good beer, but not as tart as it seemed from the smell. You could think beer spritzer with the carbonation but that would miss the depth of the beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -6.3%

On draft, pours a nice light brown, hints of red, thin carbonation, very still sitting in the glass.

The smell is tart, acidic, blackberry and raspberry with some good funk. The oak is very present, lots of wood, vanilla, some dark fruit. The flavor is tart, but not puckering. Lots of berry, vanilla, grapefruit and orange citrus, a little lactose and sweetness that helps balance it out. Finish is smooth, easy drinking, doesn't leave that acrid feeling in your mouth. This is really good, but not sure I could down a full bottle.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of popery
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice shade of deep red with a few shades of brown mixed in. The liquid is moderately cloudy, and better bottle handling could probably make for even greater clarity. Small head, a slightly browned white. It's just a dissipating film of bubbles after a minute. Little to no lacing. The aroma is fruity with gentle acetic acid. This is essentially a complex Flanders red with restrained acidity and an excellent barrel character. Vanilla and oak from the barrel. Lots of berries, grapes, peaches, cherries, nectarines, limes, tangerines. It's all sweet and somewhat perfumey. Mild funk. Starts with gentle acidty and lots of that sweet fruitiness. Dries out in the finish as the acidity builds. Mild lactic note. Moderate pucker. It goes from light to medium sourness. Never overbearing. Incredibly well hidden alcohol. Trying it blind, I'd probably guess 6-8% abv. Fairly low carbonation. The flavors really come out as the beer warms. Delicious stuff. This series is underrated.

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Photo of guityler83
4.78/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Deep mahogany red color with a moderately hazy appearance. The small off white head fell fast but a lingering layer of larger bubbles layed on top of the beer. When swirled the carbonation kicked up some lacing and it streaked down the edge of the teku.

S: Very nice balance between the malty sweet and the sour aroma. Dark cherries and pomegranates with a slight musty grape character. A mellow rustic sourness with only a slight vinegar tint. A moderate level of oak character rounds everything out and makes for a very nice nose on this beer.

T: A nice strong tartness, very firm and assertive. An overall impression of tart cherries with some bread crust cowering in the background. There is some sweetness coming through in the finish along with a tiny bit of funky barnyard character and oaky flavor, but most of the flavor is all about the sourness.

M: A dry finish with carbonation on the low end of the scale. The tartness gets the full mouth in the game providing a nice puckering sensation as it is slowly sipped. Some alcohol warming, but that also might be the sourness I'm getting as it goes down.

O: This is a phenomenal beer. Huge sourness with a nice balance of sweetness, oak and cherry pie and crust. Since I made a Flemish Red yesterday I pitched the dregs from this bottle in – hopefully I get some of those magic bugs working in my favor.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep reddish color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of oak and tart cherry notes with some very nice vinous notes. Taste is also dominated by oak notes with tart cherry notes with some vinous notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and surprisingly no apparent alcohol. Very complex notes with great drinkability but not sure I can really detect the different barrels.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru Rosé from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 33 ratings