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Bacchus Kriekenbier - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mdagnew on 12-30-2007)
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-19-2014 22:47:11 | More by GRG1313
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3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Belgian cherry beer, classic, covered in a fancy paper, looks posh. Really dark pinky reflects, doesn't smell much a bit of fruits, lots of foam, that's good. Very tasty, cherries, strawberries, raspberries... So fruity and juicy. Sticky and acid in the mouthfeel. It was a good experience to try it, I would recomend it, a very good flavoured brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 01:41:11 | More by CraftDanny
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-04-2014 15:47:25 | More by Hayley_86
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4/5  rDev +12%

06-23-2014 22:25:40 | More by patre_tim
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3/5  rDev -16%

03-29-2014 10:28:03 | More by Hyperionecta
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-08-2014 19:16:39 | More by BDonaldson
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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly cloudy red colour. Small off white head. Good head retention.

Clearly artificial sweetener on the nose followed by jammy cherry. Slightly tart. Not bad.

Again the flavour is artificial but it works. Sweet cherry with some tartness and touches of funk. Quite simple but enjoyable.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

A good but unexceptional beer. Nice tartness but the obvious artificial character detracts.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 10:31:41 | More by dgilks
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4/5  rDev +12%

12-29-2013 18:33:33 | More by discodoni
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-29-2013 17:23:56 | More by Hanglow

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-04-2013 23:45:48 | More by WOLFGANG
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-24-2013 13:47:00 | More by Poupae
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-01-2013 20:20:43 | More by safaricook
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

06-01-2013 12:18:16 | More by elHeron
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3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Intense red color with an offwhite pink and thick head with good retention and leaving laces.
Strong sour and cherry aroma.
Surprisingly nice, elegant sweet and sour taste with a decent amount of cherries. Mildly bitter, fruity and dry aftertaste.
Light body with good carbonation, a bit salty.
Interestingly it has all main taste sensations, salt, sweet, sour and bitter. Good for a change and if your soul mate does not dig beer, this is an easy entry opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 21:38:34 | More by FLima
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-09-2012 00:02:21 | More by t0rin0
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

06-29-2012 18:09:56 | More by rekel
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep raspberry red colour topped with a pinkish white head that is part foamy, part bubbly in texture and with average retention.

A sweet cherry and raspberry smell to it straight away followed by a fair amount of sugar but nothing excessive.

Huge amount of cherry flavour to begin with and to be honest, not a whole lot more than that. The cherry dominates the taste department without coming across as too sickening.

Smooth with a lot of carbonation and as a result a bit of fizz to the drink as well. It is light to medium bodied with a very sweet, sugary feel to it.

Nice and sweet with a huge amount of cherries both in the taste and the smell without overdoing it too much. I found this one a lot more enjoyable an some of the other fruit beers I have rated previously.

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Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 21:09:19 | More by flyingpig
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4/5  rDev +12%

01-21-2012 18:31:55 | More by mnixon86
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Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 06-04-2012

Beer is light cherry red with brownish hues. Off-white head of medium size. Good retention, moderate lacing.

Smell is cherry (surprise surprise), and some raisin. A bit of bready malt.

Obviously very sweet, though the finish has a bit of bitterness. The cherry flavour is slightly tart, more of which would be appreciated. The bread flavour is present, like the nose.

Moderate carbonation. very small bubbles. Medium to light body and a bit sticky.

I had this while sitting outside on a hot day in Thailand. In that setting, this beer went down very nicely. Not sure I would drink it in a lot of other settings, however. It is in many respects closer to juice than beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 22:21:36 | More by jrenihan
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United Kingdom (England)

4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearamce: Dark red. Off white billowy head. Nice lacing.

Smell: Deep smells of cherries. Wonderful.

Taste: Distinctive cherry flavor here. not artificial. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Heavy and syrupy. not much of a lambic mouthfeel here.

Overall: Very nice. I would try it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 20:10:57 | More by Squelch
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United Kingdom (England)

3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Green 37.5cl bottle, wrapped in paper, best before 14th Apr 2011, drank and enjoyed 24th Jan 2010. Poured into a Westmalle chalice.

Dark cherry red body, with an off-white, pinkish wispy covering on top.

Bakewell tart with extra cherries in the smell, nothing else could get past the cherries.

The taste is all cherry too, just like the aroma. Some kriekbeers are really sweet, others really sour, this leans towards the sweeter end. It isn't a syrup, sickly special though, but it is on the sweet side.

I've had both types and this is most likely the best Kriek I've had the pleasure of having so far. I don't know if it is made with whole cherries or a syrup and I don't care, it tastes and feels good.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 20:50:03 | More by BlackHaddock
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United Kingdom (England)

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

37.5 cL green bottle (wrapped in Bacchus special paper bag), poured into a pint glass.

A: Distinct red beer pour with a thick, 4-finger pink head. Head dissipates slowly and leaves tons of lacing all around the glass to the very bottom.

S: Distinct smell of cherries. There is no hiding that this is a cherry-infused beer in every way.

T: Although I enjoyed this thoroughly, I didn't mark it higher (gave it a 3.5) because you taste more cherry than you do beer. Having said that, although this is labeled as a fruit/vegetable beer, it is clearly a Belgian ale at heart.

M: Syrupy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Refreshing.

D: For me personally, drinkability is high because I enjoyed this for a change. I would have given it higher mark, BUT the strong cherry sweetness might not prove drinkable on every occasion.

Nonetheless, I enjoyed this overall and it's worth a try if you're open to something out of the ordinary.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2009 22:00:04 | More by fullsweep
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.78/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

35cl bottle poured into oversized wine glass.

A- Dark plummy red body with a pink creamy head that reduces quickly. Lacing is minimal

S- Lots of cherry and marzipan, vanilla in the background.

D- Lots of cherry in the beginning fading to a marzipan, syrupy finish. V.Slight tartness lingers.

M- Spritzy, lively.

D- Too sweet really, a citrusy refreshing aftertaste is needed after the cherry sweetness. as in a lambic. This leaves me with a syrupyness in the mouth that ruins the beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2009 18:20:01 | More by seanyfo
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2.68/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle in a London wine shop near Old St. I think we all understand this is just a cherry beer, with seemingly no ties to it's Flanders Red brother. This beer is a clear red with a hint of brown and no head. It basically tastes like a Ludens cough drop, which probably isn't bad if you're a big fan of fruit juice. If you like good beer however, look elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 13:54:05 | More by tempest
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United Kingdom (England)

2.48/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Deep ruby red with a small head of pinkish bubbles. The pour was bright.

Aroma - Roasted malt and a large blast of sweet cherries/ spicey red fruits.

Taste - Cherries and red fruits, sickly sweet, reminiscent of cherry flavoured sweets. Citrus and more red fruits in the finish with a hint of sourness.

Mouthfeel - Balanced, sharp and fruity.

Overall - An obvious kriek, however, the overwhelming sweetness and sickly sweet flavoured feel put me off. The mouthfeel was actually good, but the taste and smell werent appealing.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2008 23:33:22 | More by DaveUK
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Bacchus Kriekenbier from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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