Bacchus
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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From:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
 
Belgium
Style:
Flanders Oud Bruin
Ranked #53
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #23,050
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 12.67%
Reviews:
226
Ratings:
574
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 13, 2023
Added:
Sep 12, 2002
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  61
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Reviewed by edthehead from Maryland

3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Nothing wrong with this beer, just not at the level of others in the category. There seemed to be a little bit of a vinegar tone to it, and lacked depth of flavor.
Feb 13, 2023
 
Rated: 3.52 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Jun 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Jaasoares from Virginia

3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a dark, opaque brownish/black with a minimal brownish head which disappears almost instantaneously with no lacing. Aroma is classic to Flanders red ales - big tart cherry aroma with some vinegar like characteristic. Taste doesn't pack the punch of the aroma. Tart cherries with an acidic bite, but the flavor is not as full, sweet or balanced on the acidity as some others in this category. The finish is an unbalanced bitterness.
Jun 15, 2021
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
De Decervecitas. En copa Mahou Barrica. Estudiando Reglamento de PA. Curiosa. Cuerpo ligero, aguado, con una acidez muy comedida y agradables notas a tofi. Con un mayor cuerpo creo que ganaría bastantes muchos enteros.
Apr 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.58 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Mar 14, 2020
 
Rated: 2.86 by DamionP93 from Mississippi

Jan 19, 2020
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Reviewed by edward_boumil from New York

3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
L: reminicient of cola, dark brown color. Can’t see through. Head dissipates quickly.
S: smells kinda like cherry cola. Notes of dark fruit, raisin,fig. Lots of dark sugar, toffee
T: cola and dark sugar with cherry. Repeat of nose but with a bit more acidity than anticipated.
F: a bit thin, could use more carbonation.
O: a good beer by all means, but probably not worth the $5 I paid for the bottle
Nov 10, 2019
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A- Pours a hazy dark reddish brownish color with a very slight head and lacing
A- Aroma has fruity and caramel malt hints
M-The taste follows the nose with a fruity and caramel malt flavor
M-A light bodied moderately carbonated beer
O-A well done Flanders Oud Bruin
Aug 25, 2019
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12.7oz green bottle. Gold/black foil wrapped cap and bottle. No bottling date found.
Medium brown colored body. Slight off white colored head, results in skiff and ring. Some spots of lacing left behind.
Smell is malt, yeasty funk and vinous.
Taste is vinous, green apple, malt, and a little yeast funk. Blend of slight sweetness and tart.
Medium mouth feel. Very good carbonation.
Quite refreshing Belgian concoction. Quite of dry at the end with some stickiness through the sip.
May 26, 2019
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Rated by ghawener from El Salvador

3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle: dark brown with off white head, typical sour aroma, taste is dry and sour.
Apr 01, 2019
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
on draft in a bar in Ghent, Belgium. in proper Bacchus 25cl glass

dark red, clear, with both dark ruby and some brownish highlights. pleasant mixture of some caramel malt, dark fruit, and vinous tart flavors. medium bodied.
Dec 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by rolltide from Pennsylvania

Dec 09, 2018
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Reviewed by AyatollahGold from Indiana

3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pouring a 12.7 oz. bottle dated 02/14/12 into a wine glass. This beer pours out with surprising carbonation. Bubbles fizzing, form a crown and quickly dissipate in seconds. The beer itself is a dark brown. Like a strong tea. The smell itself is acidic with very little of anything else showing through. Seems bland from the smell. The taste comes in with an almost a tea like sweetness and a tart acidity. Mouthfeel is dry. It ends up being almost like a sour tea, kind of. It's not bad by any means.
Nov 18, 2018
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Reviewed by keithmurray from Connecticut

3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottled in 2012

Appearance - deep eggplant color with slight tan head

Smell - grapes, cherries, vinegar

Taste - Cherries, grapes, vinegar, sweetart

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium plus carbonation, cherry/grape upfront, tartness/acidic on the back end

Overall - decent iteration of a style I don't sample very much

price point - $4.99/12.7 oz bottle
Oct 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jul 25, 2018
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12.7 oz. bottle into a Tampa Bay Brewing Company snifter glass.

A: Quite dark brown, hazy but not quite opaque. Forms a thin off-white head, but it fades fairly quickly.

S: Malty sweetness up front with bits of toffee. Mild funk and bleu cheese, and a hint of acetic tang in the background. A bit weird, but not terrible.

T: Sweet malts and toffee again, with malic acid tartness and milder acetic acid burn. Some grape juice or low-tannin vinous character, and a candied fruity flavor (like cherries and lemons). Some funk and some cheese and some feet. It finishes with some sweetness fighting the malic and acetic tartness.

M: An average heft to the body. Good carbonation sensation, and the alcohol presence noticeable but not overdone.

O: This is weird, though not completely unenjoyable. It doesn't really strike me as a Flanders at all; if that's what you're looking for, I'd go elsewhere. Still, the flavors aren't objectionable if somewhat style-defying. But nothing to seek out.
Jun 24, 2018
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Reviewed by marcbosch from Netherlands

3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look: dark ruby red. Thin but dense and persistent head, plenty of lacing.
Smell: mainly sour with green apple but with a malty backbone.
Taste: Reminded me of sherry. It starts with green grape (not exactly unripe, just grapes of any sour variety), a point of cane/candi sugar. Malty. Complex and satisfactory.
Sensation: medium bodied, strong and fizzy carbonation.
Overall: very pleasant and enjoyable.
Jun 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.16 by Tstromer from Texas

May 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by mmilyko from Nevada

May 23, 2018
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Reviewed by Dinglehacker from Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into snifter. Dark ruby brown. Nice cream colored head, but no retention.

Cherry and fig nose.

Sour, thick taste follows. Some grape and chocolate.

Smooth mouth. Lightly chewy.

Delicious sour brown. Belgians do not make bad beer.
Apr 10, 2018
Bacchus from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 574 ratings