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Bacchus Frambozenbier - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Reviews: 10
Hads: 44
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

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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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 44
Photo of Hoppsbabo
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Reddish copper body with a thick light pink head.
S: Raspberries predominantly. Estery as well.
T: Repeats the nose. Some bread in there. Only slightly sour. Slightly sweet.
O: Very drinkable and fairly classy for a mass produced fruit beer. One for a summer evening after a day on the allotment. (299 characters)

Photo of fullsweep
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
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. (1,034 characters)

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.7/5  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. (499 characters)

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (1,564 characters)

Photo of andrenaline
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
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. (525 characters)

Photo of kjyost
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
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... (727 characters)

Photo of jrenihan
3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
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. (417 characters)

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.27/5  rDev -5.8%
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. (287 characters)

Photo of flyingpig
3.08/5  rDev -11.2%
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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Photo of popery
2.9/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

The beer is a brownish burgundy color. The head is brownish pink and smallish, maybe a finger or so in height after a normal pour. There’s some lacing and retention is ok. The aroma is fairly pleasant. It’s very jammy. There’s a relatively mild cough syrup note, but it doesn’t hurt the overall smell too much. Some caramel malt flavor in the background. Mostly big jammy raspberry, a bit sweet but not bad. The taste is odd and not good. There’s a sweet raspberry juice flavor with nowhere near enough tartness. Simple sweetness, verging on splenda simplicity. Out of place woody bitterness. Mild caramel. More of that medicinal flavor. Pretty sweet. It’s fruity but there’s no depth or fullness to the fruit flavor. Not great. Pretty much no pucker. Carbonation is lower than expected. It’s a bit sticky. Aftertaste shows a bit of raspberry jam but also bleh malty sweetness. I’m not a fan. (910 characters)

Bacchus Frambozenbier from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
82 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.