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Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien VJ2
Grand Cru Vin Jaume....$19.99 / 375ml
Ale matured in oak barrels
"Hand bottled, without prise de mousse. This Grand Cru's complexity will increase with age. 11% ABV. Ingredients: Swiss mountains' spring water, barley malts, sugar, hop, yeast." -- label
Information about the "regular" Bon Chien....
"Boldly treading the boundary between port, wine and beer, l'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 L'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! A mere one thousand bottles have been earmarked for the US market in 2006. [Thus named in fond memory of Bon-Chien, the late brewery cat, deceased in June 2005, whose antics were very popular with brewery visitors]