Bacchus - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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4.19/5 rDev +13.2%
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.
06-21-2014 05:54:38 | More by MonkeyDunk
3.81/5 rDev +3%
Poured from a 12.7 fl oz bottle, bottled on February 14, 2012. Sampled on March 30, 2014. Over 2 years old.
A: Hazy reddish tinted brown body with a minimal tan head that vanished completely, leaving a small ring of bubbles at the glass edge.
S: Distinctly tart in the aroma. Cherries, wet grains, leather.
T: Follows the nose. Tart flavor is more pronounced. Sour cherry notes are clear, accompanied by some other tart fruits and hints of caramel sweetness. Finishes cleanly and dry.
M: Medium body, almost carbonation. Dry on the palate.
O: The bottle recommends a temperature of 41°F, a temperature some might think is too cold for a specialty beer. Absolutely sample it at this flavor, as it really allows the tartness of this beer to shine. It is funky in flavor, but this is part of the character, and actually quite enjoyable.
03-30-2014 17:13:31 | More by Badger6
3.61/5 rDev -2.4%
I recently bought several different Belgians to try out after a trip to Brussels. This one is good quality Belgian Dark Ale. Has subtle tastes of spices with minor after taste. It works well with charcuterie and cheeses. It's a good overall beer but I wish it had more flavor. But does not stand out and for the price you can find better brews.
03-24-2014 19:14:02 | More by Goalcam
3.56/5 rDev -3.8%
Had on-tap at Bier Garden Asheville. Served in a Bacchus pint glass.
A- Pours a reddish medium brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.
S- Vinegary aroma with some hints of cherry and other dark fruit.
T- Mildly tart cherry flavor with not as much vinegar as in the aroma. Slightly glassy and a bit watery.
M- A bit dry with a very slight pucker. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.
O- Lacks character. Needs to be more sour or at least have more fruit flavor.
02-25-2014 16:51:14 | More by Immortale25
3.94/5 rDev +6.5%
12.7oz dark green bottle served in Westy12 chalice.
A - Clear ruby/brown color with a feeble tan head that vanishes completely.
S - Wet grain, oxidation, cherries, apple cider vinegar when warmed, old caramel, musty leather, sharp.
T - Follows the nose with the exception of more tartness. Wet grains, cherry syrup, it's sweet but tart like SweetTart candies. Apple cider vinegar, lactic sourness. As the beer warms it increases in tartness. Notions of caramel and tart fruit. Finishes, dry and lactic.
M- Medium body, low carbonation, slightly syrupy,
Heavily oxidized and not very tasty when cold but has good tartness when warmed up. Do not drink this cold! It transforms from tasting like a mistake to a snappy, apple cider vinegar sourness that bites with sharpness and still has sweetness to round it out. Glad I let it warm up.
02-22-2014 02:45:31 | More by StaveHooks
Bacchus from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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