Bon Chien is my favorite non-lambic sour beer and it's not even close. It's dry, very sour, and quite strong without being noticeably boozy. It also holds up and tastes great for years down the road. I have bottles dating back to 2006 in my closet, including a couple magnums. Just think of it as being similar to a good bottle of wine and the price will seem much less inflated to you. The craftsmanship that goes in to making it is completely worth the price and then some.