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Bacchus - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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458 Ratings
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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 9
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 09-12-2002

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Ratings: 458 | Reviews: 196
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3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZachT
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fruit, malt, tartness and spice on the nose. Pours dar brown with a thin film of a cap. The palate is sour and fruity over rich malt sweetness. The balance is tilted slightly to the sweet.

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bnes09
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Only mildly tart with hints of fruit, mostly apples. Subtle spices blended in. Medium bodied with ample amount of fine bubbles. Neither dry nor moist nor slick in the finish. Lingering fruit flavor in the end.

Photo of joaombj
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smakawhat
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Deep caramel red burnt color. Barely a half finger of tan head, quickly dissolves but leaves the same tall bubbly collar on the edge. Minor amount of carbonation, even some rising though the center. Very unique color on this brew.

Interesting nose. Caramel sweet toffee notes, almost candy story like, but getting into that classic Belgian sweet character to match. Hints of peanut like brittle, faint hints of maple syrup, and just a hint of cherry fruit. Very interesting, but definitley pulling the sweet angle in the forefront.

The candy action, and light character is definitely in the fore front, leaving classic tart acidity behind and malt sweetness left behind. Light bodied, taffy like sweetness and a bit watery to match, but manages some palate enjoyment. Candy cherry sweetness with a hint of cough drop character in the mid palate. Slightly burnt finish, and with a bit of mineral carbonation kick if slightly flattened down. Hints of some mild burnt toast and crackling grains on the finish. Very light and candy character, and easy drinking.

Really comes off as a session like oud bruin and dumbed down. Easy drinking, but really nothing exciting.

Photo of shas595
4.34/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of utopiajane
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy and darker honey brown. Has hues in it and a fat enough head of tan foam that fell slowly enough to leave lace. Nose is vibrant with black cherry and dark fruits. Some treacle and a good little hint of something sour. Taste is rich and crisp malt. Lots of layers to this one. Dark fruits, a touch of spice and that treacle. This has a slight hop bitter that comes to the tongue just as the small pucker from sour kicks in and your mouth starts to really water. This finishes dry and with a big juiciness. Medium mouthfeel.

Photo of rodzm14
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Elainan
4.87/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Love it. Surprisingly delicious. The sour taste is slight, but enjoyable.

Photo of Snodman
2.36/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Not my style of beer, and an average sour in comparison.

Photo of rork
2.41/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Simply not what I like in a beer, its way to sweet with a sluggish body. The bottle with paper wrapping looks very attractive though.

Photo of tommy5
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZaxGhost
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pug
4.58/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's a damn good oud bruin, accessible for someone new to sours while still holding up several years later.

Photo of MarioM
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zookerman182
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rynej23
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of babaracas
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From green 12.7oz bottle, pours a perfectly clear red-tinted dark brown, one finger thick creamy but fast fading pink-khaki colored head. Sheet of lace sticks for a few inches down. Smell: raspberry, sour peach note, leather, barnyard note. Sparse... fruit and not much behind it. Taste: cranberry-raspberry blend, brown sugar, herbal with woody and green apple candy notes in the finish. Light bodied with fizzy carb and a fast finish... seeing the abv online this makes sense, but makes the beer come off as underpowered. Tasty and refreshing at least. Bottled 5/2014.

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap served in a short wine glass at fridge temps.

Appearance: reddish brown, light off white head of small bubbles, very clear

Nose: cherries, wild yeast sour smell, faint raspberries

Taste: sour funk, sour cherries, dried red fruits, lactic mouthfeel, light mouthfeel

I really enjoyed this one. I need to drink more sours. Fantastic job!

Photo of Wanne
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is between bordeaux-red and brown, with a white head that rapidly vanishes. Aroma of red fruits, which also reappears in the taste. This, in combination with a medium sour taste, gives the beer a winey taste. Love the beer, love the style of beer.

Photo of boomecho
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

After visiting Russian River and loving their sours I now find myself gravitating in that direction. Seeking out sours I am even more convinced that RR does them right, having said that this is a pretty decent sour, abiet quite different but still darn tasty.

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Bacchus from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
84 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.