Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien 2006 (Aged In Burgundy Barrels) | 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)

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Added by MasterSki on 03-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- very little head, dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing

Smell- clovey apple, with some cinnimin and nutmeg like spice notes that are very light and tart sour notes

Taste- immidiately sour and warming upfront, cidery apple and nutmet/cinnimin and just enough malt sweetness , finishes with slight lemon flavor and green apple skin taking over the finish

Mouthfeel- the carbonation is just enought to uplift the flavors of the apple skin and lemon nuances., but not so much as to abandon the sweetness left over from the malts

Overall- this beer is got a great sourness, plenty of covered up alcohol and just by the end of this beer the overall feeling about the flavor and the atmosphere really counts this beer as a great expierience to have with friends...loved it

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4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle generously shared by Nate. Most 2006 bottles say "Aged in oak barrels", while a few say "Aged in Burgundy barrels"; this was one of the latter. Served in a tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thick collar, a few splotches, and a few specks of lace. Murky red-brown body.

S - Oak, with big vinous notes, lactic sourness, faint oxidation and smoke, and extremely well-hidden booze. Beginning to take on a slightly savory character, but still quite nice.

T - The taste is a delightful mix of jammy red fruits, red licorice, vinous oak, light vanilla, some lactic acidity, light yogurt, and a bit more malt backbone the aroma suggests. Less oxidation present.

M - Smooth, medium-full body. Lower carbonation, a tad dry but with light residual stickiness. Not trace of the listed 11%, but that's how things are with these BFM offerings.

D - Probably a bit past its prime, but greatly enjoyable nonetheless. Check your bottles, as we didn't even know there was a single barrel variant until we compared different '06 bottles. Most Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien's are a blend of various barrels, but this was really heavy on red wine flavors as one would expect.

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Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien 2006 (Aged In Burgundy Barrels) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 11 ratings