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Bacchus - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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402 Ratings
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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 8
Gots: 26 | 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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TicoCali

California

5/5  rDev +35.1%

11-21-2011 05:34:22 | More by TicoCali
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +35.1%

05-12-2013 18:30:26 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

4.85/5  rDev +31.1%

Sample bottled March 2009- opened Jan 2012

APP- Light haze, deep ruby brown, low off-white head, became crystal clear as the glass warmed.

Smell- Big caramel with nut, light smoke, light herbal hop, sour cherry, light coffee, light citrus, all delicate under big caramel, allspice, clove, earth, dried prune and apricot.

Taste- Very mellow, only lightly soured, no tart flavor really. Light date, nut, berry, honey covered apple, shortbread, big toasted vanilla, dimension roundigthigs out, cracked pepper, super complex but mellow, easy drinking and highly cohesive flavors.

MF- light bodied, fluffy,creamy, not bracing in any way.

Overall- This is one of the best beers I have ever had. Period. Amazingly complex, a million flavors, but I could suck it back without a thought if I wanted to.

07-10-2012 00:55:01 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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stealth

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

04-27-2012 08:22:24 | More by stealth
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +23%

This beer pours a dark amber almost brown color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into a firm cap of lacing. The aroma is of sour cherries, raspberries, and a hint of caramel. The is full of sour cherries, with a nice tartness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a very good beer. I think this would pair beautifully with brunch. I will certainly drink it again.

03-01-2011 00:23:44 | More by KarlHungus
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

01-31-2012 23:25:32 | More by beerhunter13
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chefpeet

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

06-23-2013 17:35:25 | More by chefpeet
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

01-27-2012 16:07:27 | More by Beertracker
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Sourgirl714

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

07-03-2012 12:39:49 | More by Sourgirl714
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

09-12-2012 20:42:24 | More by yossarian14
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siddhartha

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

05-11-2012 18:58:34 | More by siddhartha
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

08-11-2014 16:57:07 | More by BigGingDrinker
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bakerm3

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

03-02-2012 18:32:52 | More by bakerm3
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2Cents

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

08-16-2014 19:40:46 | More by 2Cents
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kmk1503

California

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

07-30-2013 22:50:22 | More by kmk1503
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

11-27-2013 21:02:29 | More by BigTrubble
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paxkey

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +17.6%

scrolled down to read a few reviews after seeing the photo. style on wrapper is flemish old brown.
mine is wrapped and the bottle is green and unmarked. a sticker adorns the plain gold bottle cap with 11-01-2013 appears to be the best before date.

bottle opens with no hiss or pop. tough cap to open.
copper/rust brownish. nice tan head. beer is dark but can see through it.
lots of sweet sour notes on this. very tart. i am salivating from the aroma. reminds of a gueze. jammy fruit smell, raspberry strawberry. nice funky tartness. this beer is enticing. i love a good sour beer.
mild acidity and carbonation leads to a light body with tonnes of flavor in the finish. raspberry and jammy fruit taste. hits the stomach a little hard but the flavor is great.

a great sour beer.

09-30-2011 18:38:23 | More by paxkey
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +17%

12.7 oz bottled on 090414. Pours a reddish-brown color with a fluffy tan head. Decent retention, spots of lace.

Nose is sweetishly fruity with some darker roasted malt. Little bit of brett on the nose in the form of some rotting wood.

Nice balance of sweet and sour with a cherry-like fruitiness. Sourness is pretty mild and keeps the vinegar aspect low. A bit like the Duchesse, but not nearly as sweet. Carbonation is soft and fine and has a nice mouthfeel. Drinkability is uber-high as the sourness is not too acidic, ABV is moderate and malts are soft and tame. Very good, I will surely buy this again next time I see it.

11-14-2010 15:58:50 | More by twiggamortis420
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Traquairlover

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +16.2%

A = Dark copper red, good clarity, light bone white foam covering on surface.

S = Dried cherries, sharp balsamic vinegar, light sea salt.

T = Good sourness level with a fair fruity counterbalance. Lots of cherry, raspberry, little bit of sherry vinegar.

M = Foams on entry into mouth, but very lightly and dissipates quickly. Almost nouvelle cuisine foam food.

D = This is a very good drinkable beer, sour, but not so much as to be astringent, with good fruitiness of character.

08-22-2009 14:29:29 | More by Traquairlover
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Filosoof

Netherlands

4.29/5  rDev +15.9%

The best Van Honsebrouck I know. It comes very near to Rodenbach and Liefmans. The nose is even better. The taste is a bit less pronounced.

L: good top; chestnut brown colour, caramel, lasting foam of big and small bubbles;
S: great funk and tartness; reminds of gueuzes;
T: round, nice sour, wood and nuts, touch of wine;
M: I like strong beers, but in it's style this is very refreshing, only 4,5%! Start and after: perfect. Then a bit hollow, but ending very nice; great drinkability; not too sour;
O: you could wake me at night to drink one.

08-25-2013 15:45:57 | More by Filosoof
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IntriqKen

California

4.28/5  rDev +15.7%

A soft tan head of tight bubbles tops a clear, very dark mahogany in the glass.
Nose is mild yet distinctive with a typical flanders sour cherry softened with very mild vanilla and woodiness.
Taste follows aroma. Sour cherries, mild vanilla adding a richness and very light oak.
Mouthfeel is comfortable for this style...not at all thin like many sour beers tend to be. Soft carbonation from tiny bubbles keeps it full and sparkling on the tongue.
Aftertaste is mostly sour cherry but a sweetness follows which really balances this brew.
Love it.

12-26-2010 02:17:46 | More by IntriqKen
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BillHilly

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +15.7%

served at 50 degrees in a Duvel tulip

A: nice reds, excellent head, nice yeasting

S: tart fruit esters

T: mild tartness finishes kind of a sweet citrus

M: fantastic, excellent balance

O: worthy of a buy, even at the price...if you like oud bruin, buy this beer.

01-28-2012 04:09:22 | More by BillHilly
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valkyre65

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-27-2013 00:18:13 | More by valkyre65
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seavercm

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

08-22-2014 20:18:36 | More by seavercm
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-01-2013 04:12:05 | More by zonker17
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Bacchus from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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