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Bacchus Frambozenbier - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BA SCORE
81
good

25 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: fullsweep on 11-09-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-15-2013 00:45:38 | More by JokineAugustus
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Texas

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mizx

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-30-2014 00:47:20 | More by mizx
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Hyperionecta

Australia

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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Ontario (Canada)

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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-26-2013 17:10:23 | More by SimonTja
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California

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 375ml half-champagne bottle with a BB of April 2013. Comes in a posh paper wrapper. Purchased from a supermarket a while back and stored in my garage. A raspberry beer made using Flanders oude bruin as the base; the ingredient list mentions that sugar and sweetener have been added (so presumably it has been pasteurised/filtered).

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A deep reddish-brown hue with good carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy off-white foam with a pinkish tinge; this lasts for a while before reducing to a persistent surface layer. Aroma of intensely sweet raspberries with an underlying vinegary sourness and subtle hints of malt and earthy yeast. Seriously fruity, but the acidity gives it some depth.

Tastes of juicy raspberries with mild acidity and a sweet, dry finish. Notes of raspberries, sugar, mild vinegar, subtle malt and faint earthy yeast. There is a synthetic quality to the sweetness, and a background harshness upon swallowing (possibly the sweetener). Mouthfeel is smooth, acidic and pleasingly tingly, with good carbonation and decent body. Slightly astringent, with an aftertaste of sweet raspberries and mild sourness.

Quite nice - not the best Belgian fruit beer I've had but a cut above many. The aroma/flavour are dominated by fruit, with faint undertones of malt and vinegar. The biggest flaw is the use of sweetener, which is noticible in the taste and spoils the overall character. A more acidic brew would have been much better. Despite this, it remains surprisingly drinkable - worth trying if you come across it.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 00:01:54 | More by jazzyjeff13
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

11-26-2012 23:35:53 | More by MisledTitan
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2nd Nov 2012, mini-tasting evening @ home: 37.5cl cork and caged green bottle wrapped in its paper and poured into two flute shapped glasses.

Red body, thin wispy head on each glass.

The smell is all about raspberries as is the taste: nicely carbonated and semi-sour, a lot better than I thought it might be.

I tend to leave the Belgian fruit beers alone but I'm glad I decided to buy one of these the other year: sat in my home bar for well over 18 months and cooled for two days before opening.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 12:39:29 | More by BlackHaddock
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice dark ruby red colour, thumb of beige head with solid retention and sporadic lacing.

S - Raspberries, raspberries and more raspberries with a touch of bready malt.

T - the raspberries are dominant but not synthetic, quite sweet but enough bready malt to remind you it's beer. Touch of pepper and a hint of sour mash.

M - Ligjter bodies ale that goes down smooth an finishes wet.

O - A tasty fruit ale that doesn't come across as overly synthetic. Well worth a try and certainly glad I was able to try it.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 17:07:49 | More by andrenaline
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle acquired at the MLCC, BB 14-02-2014. Poured ~6 C into a perfect pint glass

Pours a rice ruby red / brownish beer that is clear with a nice reddish head that drops quickly, though leaves a lacing ring. The beer has a ton of raspberry on the nose and little else, though it is exactly what the beer advertises itself to be (12.5% raspberries? Wow.) The taste and mouthfeel disappoint though as it is a one dimensional beer with a sticky sweet nature that kills the beeryness of it. Almost like raspberry juice, though with a hint of malt behind it. I had been hoping for some sourness as I had thought this may be their Oud Bruin with raspberries. A good summer sipper I suppose, but certainly could be much, much more...

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 00:42:28 | More by kjyost
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rekel

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-01-2012 21:35:45 | More by rekel
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer is a cloudy dark red, rather brownish. Small off-white head with good retention.

Smells like raspberry juice. Very sweet and rather artificial.

Taste is, not surprisingly, full of raspberry. A bit of cherry as well. Quite sweet, but with a very slight bitterness that balances it a bit.

Moderate carbonation. Sweet and sticky. Dries the mouth out somewhat. Light bodied.

Overall, a decent beer but not great.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 22:15:02 | More by jrenihan
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours just like a cherry beer ruby hues and flashy head

Aromas push through of red fruits and syrup

taste is uber sweet sugary and candied with an aftertaste of beer with hoppy tones a bit sickly at times

Not overly fizzy actually a good mouthfeel

Pleasant and the missus likes it.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 20:35:30 | More by EmperorBevis
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

raspberry red colour with a thumb sized, pinkish white bubbly head that settles to a thin, soapy lacing after about a minute.

Not as strong smelling as some other fruit beers that I have tried in the past, there is raspberries with a bit of sourness at the end but little else.

very sweet raspberry taste hits you initially with the odd taste of cherry as well. There is little evidence of beer here as it is hidden by the raspberry juice and sweet sugars. The finish is sour & bitter.

Light bodied and fairly well carbonated with a crisp finish and a nice sour aftertaste.

Not really like a beer at all, it's more like a carbonated raspberry juice with a sour finish. It is a nice enough drink but it's just not enough like a beer for me & it was rather overpriced.

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Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 00:21:04 | More by flyingpig
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fullsweep

United Kingdom (England)

3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL green bottle wrapped in a paper wrap, and then poured into a pint glass. This is a raspberry beer, and a near relative to the kriekenbier, the cherry version also created by Bacchus/Honsebrouck.

A: thick head of four fingers in depth, pinkish-plum coloured foam; beer is a deep red, almost as dark as a red wine. Head dissipates moderately slowly (perhaps more quickly than the cherry version) and leaves plenty of lacing.

S: no apologies here, this smells of raspberry fruit and not much else.

T: tastes of real raspberry, and VERY sweet. There is definitely some beer in there somewhere, but it's also downplayed. I'm not sure which Belgian style this is based on, but it's clearly Belgian, from the hints that can be picked up. Although I enjoyed this a lot, it's hard to say how often you'd want something this sweet.

M: slightly more crisp and carbonated than the cherry beer. Has a mild carbonated bite to it, but with a syrupy feel underneath.

D: would definitely drink this again, but not sure how often.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2009 22:46:14 | More by fullsweep
Bacchus Frambozenbier from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
81 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.