Bacchus Frambozenbier | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Belgium
vanhonsebrouck.be

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.06%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 17
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of popery
2.9/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

The beer is a brownish burgundy color. The head is brownish pink and smallish, maybe a finger or so in height after a normal pour. There’s some lacing and retention is ok. The aroma is fairly pleasant. It’s very jammy. There’s a relatively mild cough syrup note, but it doesn’t hurt the overall smell too much. Some caramel malt flavor in the background. Mostly big jammy raspberry, a bit sweet but not bad. The taste is odd and not good. There’s a sweet raspberry juice flavor with nowhere near enough tartness. Simple sweetness, verging on splenda simplicity. Out of place woody bitterness. Mild caramel. More of that medicinal flavor. Pretty sweet. It’s fruity but there’s no depth or fullness to the fruit flavor. Not great. Pretty much no pucker. Carbonation is lower than expected. It’s a bit sticky. Aftertaste shows a bit of raspberry jam but also bleh malty sweetness. I’m not a fan.

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

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of flyingpig
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

raspberry red colour with a thumb sized, pinkish white bubbly head that settles to a thin, soapy lacing after about a minute.

Not as strong smelling as some other fruit beers that I have tried in the past, there is raspberries with a bit of sourness at the end but little else.

very sweet raspberry taste hits you initially with the odd taste of cherry as well. There is little evidence of beer here as it is hidden by the raspberry juice and sweet sugars. The finish is sour & bitter.

Light bodied and fairly well carbonated with a crisp finish and a nice sour aftertaste.

Not really like a beer at all, it's more like a carbonated raspberry juice with a sour finish. It is a nice enough drink but it's just not enough like a beer for me & it was rather overpriced.

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3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Arthuros
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Old dark with a raspberry twist. Takes away the bitterness of the ciderey underlying beer, and sweetens the top notes. A little heavy, heavily carbonated, but quite surprisingly drinkable.

A very unusual beer but worth a try.

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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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3.3/5  rDev -11.5%

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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3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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 kjyost
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle acquired at the MLCC, BB 14-02-2014. Poured ~6 C into a perfect pint glass

Pours a rice ruby red / brownish beer that is clear with a nice reddish head that drops quickly, though leaves a lacing ring. The beer has a ton of raspberry on the nose and little else, though it is exactly what the beer advertises itself to be (12.5% raspberries? Wow.) The taste and mouthfeel disappoint though as it is a one dimensional beer with a sticky sweet nature that kills the beeryness of it. Almost like raspberry juice, though with a hint of malt behind it. I had been hoping for some sourness as I had thought this may be their Oud Bruin with raspberries. A good summer sipper I suppose, but certainly could be much, much more...

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of simont1
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Bacchus Frambozenbier from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
3.73 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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