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Bacchus - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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83
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378 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 8
Gots: 20 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 09-12-2002)
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark iced tea color with a 1 inch tan head that fades to a miniscule layer of foam. Lacing is minimal and patchy on the glass. Smell is of mild vinegar, sour cherries, and some woody notes. Taste is mildly sour cherry with a vinegar zing that is somewhat subdued. No bitterness to speak of. Beer has a very lively carbonation that is refreshing but it leaves a sticky coating in the mouth like soda will do. Drinkability is good but I have had better examples of this style, so I probably wouldn't get this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 00:39:36 | More by UCLABrewN84
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ryannosaurus

Arizona

3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12.7oz bottle poured to tulip

Nice deep brown color, fairly opaque. 1 finger of well tanned head lays over quickly, but a decent lace of bubbles persists

Aroma is strongly barnyard: bit of horse, bit of runoff from the horse. That dissipates as it breathes to a mild tang with some brown sugar / molasses notes

Taste has some sour and a bit of oak, Nice, but not particularly memorable

Good carbonation with a fairly thing body, pretty lively brew on the tongue

Very nice polite likable brown, perhaps a nice mild springboard if you were introducing someone to belgian sours. For my own purposes, there are some better examples I'd reach for over Bacchus

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 02:41:00 | More by ryannosaurus
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qchic

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-12-2014 01:31:50 | More by qchic
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Tiernan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-11-2014 03:10:33 | More by Tiernan
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-10-2014 04:05:59 | More by oriolesfan4
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ocl1536

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-09-2014 01:46:39 | More by ocl1536
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KTien

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-07-2014 16:31:43 | More by KTien
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TongoRad

New Jersey

3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is not the best looking beer- kind of a murky brown with a quickly disappearing head. Appearances aren't everything, though, especially in this corner of the beer world. The aroma is very mellow, but I get dried fruits, a touch of leather, dark brown sugar, and an overall Orange Brandy quality (kind of like Cointreau). It could definitely use some more punch, but is pleasant nonetheless.

The palate is kind of the same way- needs a little zip. There is a definite sour presence, but it only goes to 7. The flavors are more earthy, and the dark sugar dominates. The balance and mouthfeel are right where they should be, and it's quite easy to drink, but would be helped by some more complexity of flavors. The key word seems to be 'pleasant', where 'memorable' is unfortunately what the price commands. Under the right circumstances I could see knocking a few back, though.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 19:57:39 | More by TongoRad
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gtermi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-05-2014 23:39:24 | More by gtermi
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-04-2014 12:30:22 | More by byronic
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paulcdc

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-04-2014 01:21:27 | More by paulcdc
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BKotch

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-03-2014 05:30:07 | More by BKotch
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-02-2014 22:48:25 | More by kjkinsey
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-02-2014 02:52:58 | More by KAF
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ArrogantPrick

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-30-2014 23:16:54 | More by ArrogantPrick
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huntermop

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-26-2014 19:43:24 | More by huntermop
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MonkeyDunk

California

4.19/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7 oz bottle, bottled on 2/14/2012, drunk on 6/20/2014 (2+ years old).

A: Poured a root beer brown.

S: Nose of banana, orange peel, leather. Funkdified.

T: Flavor is banana, sour orange and grapefruit, plums, jasmine flowers, then as it warms in my mouth it changes to leather and meat. Lightly sweet and low bitterness. Excellent--complex, unique yet smooth and quite balanced.

M: Champagne bubbles in the mouth, giving it a creamy, velvety mouthfeel, but it's not viscous. Dry finish, sour lingers.

Overall one of the best flemish reds I've had (and I've been tasting a number of them lately), can't wait to introduce this one to friends.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 05:54:38 | More by MonkeyDunk
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-19-2014 03:42:30 | More by Texasfan549
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tykechandler

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-19-2014 01:00:18 | More by tykechandler
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NWHopinator

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-15-2014 08:57:06 | More by NWHopinator
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-11-2014 18:44:51 | More by kybeerdrinker
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Boski

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-28-2014 20:37:12 | More by Boski
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RoyFokker

California

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

04-28-2014 03:14:54 | More by RoyFokker
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SierraJosh

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-17-2014 03:29:01 | More by SierraJosh
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510a

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-15-2014 21:35:16 | More by 510a
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Bacchus from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.