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Bacchus Frambozenbier - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Bacchus FrambozenbierBacchus Frambozenbier

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12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 49
Avg: 3.5
pDev: 23.71%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: fullsweep on 11-09-2009

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Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375ml, tissue paper-wrapped bottle - nice to see a return to my beer-swilling jurisdiction for this brewery, after having had their gueuze here a half decade or so ago.

This beer pours a clear, dark magenta colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and slightly bubbly pink-tinged white head, which leaves some low-lying continental ice shelf lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of fresh raspberry pie (the fruit, sugar, and graham crackers - oh yeah), a tame yeastiness, soft red wine acerbity, and some underlying caramel maltiness. The taste is sweet caramel malt, a lessened, but still heady raspberry jam fruit thing, soft nutty notes, a gently sour yeastiness, free-range dark and pale sugars, and a suggestion of well-faded red wine vinaigrette.

The bubbles are pretty understated in their frothy, low pressure sales tactics, the body a solid medium weight, and mostly smooth, just some of the raspberry tartness nosing around, to absolutely no one's chagrin. It finishes still good 'n fruity, faintly sour, and for the most part, sweet.

One of the simpler renditions of a sour raspberry ale from this part of the world, as the use of the Oud Bruin base really amps up the sugary quotient. Easy to drink, though, and nearing dessert territory - something tells me this would be killer with some vanilla bean ice cream.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Foley67
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of audzeejs
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.27/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of jroof1
2.99/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sokol_1993
4.09/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrenihan
3.31/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of der_meister
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +12%

Photo of andrenaline
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Bacchus Frambozenbier from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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