Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien

Style: Barrel Aged Sour
Brasserie Des Franches Montagnes (BFM), Saignel├ęgier, Switzerland

Boldly treading the boundary between port, wine and beer, Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien is a unique ale aged in wooden casks which have been used for several years before to age Merlot, Merlot Cabernet, Whisky and then Grappa. It manages to merge into Abbaye all the complex aromas of a vintage red wine along with the delicate harmony and flavors of the wood and its former contents. This process requires close monitoring of the beer's evolution. The final version is blended from different casks, to ensure optimal balance, complexity and enjoyment! Every year, the blend will be slightly different.

This beer is named in fond memory of Bon-Chien, the late brewery cat, deceased in June 2005, whose antics were very popular with brewery visitors.

GRAND CRU VERSIONS - When there is a great single barrel that doesn't need to be blended - it is called Grand Cru.

For information regarding a specific year or a Grand Cru - please email

Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien
Alc./Vol.: 11.0

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