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Bacchus - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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396 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 8
Gots: 23 | 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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gtermi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

California

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
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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

California

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-15-2014 21:35:16 | More by 510a
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-08-2014 20:39:07 | More by afsdan
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snakeayes11

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-05-2014 05:13:12 | More by snakeayes11
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DudMan

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-31-2014 05:36:39 | More by DudMan
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Badger6

Virginia

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
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Goalcam

California

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
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-07-2014 04:00:49 | More by LooseMoose1978
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Immortale25

North Carolina

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
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

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.
84 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.