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Bacchus Frambozenbier | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Bacchus FrambozenbierBacchus Frambozenbier

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by fullsweep on 11-09-2009

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of innominat
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 375ml half-champagne bottle with a BB of April 2013. Comes in a posh paper wrapper. Purchased from a supermarket a while back and stored in my garage. A raspberry beer made using Flanders oude bruin as the base; the ingredient list mentions that sugar and sweetener have been added (so presumably it has been pasteurised/filtered).

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A deep reddish-brown hue with good carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy off-white foam with a pinkish tinge; this lasts for a while before reducing to a persistent surface layer. Aroma of intensely sweet raspberries with an underlying vinegary sourness and subtle hints of malt and earthy yeast. Seriously fruity, but the acidity gives it some depth.

Tastes of juicy raspberries with mild acidity and a sweet, dry finish. Notes of raspberries, sugar, mild vinegar, subtle malt and faint earthy yeast. There is a synthetic quality to the sweetness, and a background harshness upon swallowing (possibly the sweetener). Mouthfeel is smooth, acidic and pleasingly tingly, with good carbonation and decent body. Slightly astringent, with an aftertaste of sweet raspberries and mild sourness.

Quite nice - not the best Belgian fruit beer I've had but a cut above many. The aroma/flavour are dominated by fruit, with faint undertones of malt and vinegar. The biggest flaw is the use of sweetener, which is noticible in the taste and spoils the overall character. A more acidic brew would have been much better. Despite this, it remains surprisingly drinkable - worth trying if you come across it.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375ml, tissue paper-wrapped bottle - nice to see a return to my beer-swilling jurisdiction for this brewery, after having had their gueuze here a half decade or so ago.

This beer pours a clear, dark magenta colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and slightly bubbly pink-tinged white head, which leaves some low-lying continental ice shelf lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of fresh raspberry pie (the fruit, sugar, and graham crackers - oh yeah), a tame yeastiness, soft red wine acerbity, and some underlying caramel maltiness. The taste is sweet caramel malt, a lessened, but still heady raspberry jam fruit thing, soft nutty notes, a gently sour yeastiness, free-range dark and pale sugars, and a suggestion of well-faded red wine vinaigrette.

The bubbles are pretty understated in their frothy, low pressure sales tactics, the body a solid medium weight, and mostly smooth, just some of the raspberry tartness nosing around, to absolutely no one's chagrin. It finishes still good 'n fruity, faintly sour, and for the most part, sweet.

One of the simpler renditions of a sour raspberry ale from this part of the world, as the use of the Oud Bruin base really amps up the sugary quotient. Easy to drink, though, and nearing dessert territory - something tells me this would be killer with some vanilla bean ice cream.

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Photo of mattfancett
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of RD1163
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of ChrisCage
4.65/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Love the paper labeling on this one with the pic of the guy from the 50's! Upon unwrapping, this pours a brown-ish color with chocolate cola/raspberry hues...awesome! There isn't much of a head, but it does start out cherry cola color and is thin and bubbly...it doesn't retain well. Lacing is quite nice with plenty of small patches of foam clinging to the side of the glass.

S- Plenty of deep raspberry, candied syrup and a medley of tart concentrated fruit juice. There is a Belgian sourness about this but it is balanced well by jammy sweetness and a fullness that is of yeast/bread.

T- Raspberry creme truffle, hints of jammy caramel malt sweetness, some balancing tartness...not much else to say here but it's very very good....dessert like in fact!

M/O- Surprisingly this is medium-full in body and quite smooth upon the palate. The carbonation is plentiful yet smooth and allows the tart/sweet characteristics to bloom and provide lots of flavors! A real treat and I recommend this one! Another winner!

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Photo of OnryAndMean
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2nd Nov 2012, mini-tasting evening @ home: 37.5cl cork and caged green bottle wrapped in its paper and poured into two flute shapped glasses.

Red body, thin wispy head on each glass.

The smell is all about raspberries as is the taste: nicely carbonated and semi-sour, a lot better than I thought it might be.

I tend to leave the Belgian fruit beers alone but I'm glad I decided to buy one of these the other year: sat in my home bar for well over 18 months and cooled for two days before opening.

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Photo of DamageCase76
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Foley67
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of audzeejs
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Shilnikoff
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 375 ml, Paper-wrapped | Best before end of 03-09-2016 | Bar code 5 411081 004316
Served in snifter glassware

Appearance: Dark, Brown, when lighted up - nice cognac or black tea color between orange and red | 15 mm foam quickly disappeared | Almost no bubbles
Smell: Delicious Raspberry
Taste: Light, Raspberry (Beer contains 12,5 % of natural raspberry juice), Sweet wine, not to much carbonated
Mouthfeel: Balanced (you feel similar notes over the all tongue areas), Sweet, Slightly acid
Overall: Fantastic Flemish Fruit Beer! Order it for your lady, she will like it 100 % :)

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours just like a cherry beer ruby hues and flashy head

Aromas push through of red fruits and syrup

taste is uber sweet sugary and candied with an aftertaste of beer with hoppy tones a bit sickly at times

Not overly fizzy actually a good mouthfeel

Pleasant and the missus likes it.

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Photo of fallenshadow
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hyperionecta
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of jroof1
2.99/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sokol_1993
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrenihan
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer is a cloudy dark red, rather brownish. Small off-white head with good retention.

Smells like raspberry juice. Very sweet and rather artificial.

Taste is, not surprisingly, full of raspberry. A bit of cherry as well. Quite sweet, but with a very slight bitterness that balances it a bit.

Moderate carbonation. Sweet and sticky. Dries the mouth out somewhat. Light bodied.

Overall, a decent beer but not great.

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3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of der_meister
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdamNowek
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%

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