Bacchus | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 09-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,668
Reviews:
215
Ratings:
558
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 558 |  Reviews: 215
Photo of realbigsteve
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Smoother than Duchesse. Tastes very good

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Photo of TicoCali
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of Bonko_the_sane
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of Elainan
4.87/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Love it. Surprisingly delicious. The sour taste is slight, but enjoyable.

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Photo of JudgeRoughneck
4.84/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sample bottled March 2009- opened Jan 2012

APP- Light haze, deep ruby brown, low off-white head, became crystal clear as the glass warmed.

Smell- Big caramel with nut, light smoke, light herbal hop, sour cherry, light coffee, light citrus, all delicate under big caramel, allspice, clove, earth, dried prune and apricot.

Taste- Very mellow, only lightly soured, no tart flavor really. Light date, nut, berry, honey covered apple, shortbread, big toasted vanilla, dimension roundigthigs out, cracked pepper, super complex but mellow, easy drinking and highly cohesive flavors.

MF- light bodied, fluffy,creamy, not bracing in any way.

Overall- This is one of the best beers I have ever had. Period. Amazingly complex, a million flavors, but I could suck it back without a thought if I wanted to.

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Photo of Vylo
4.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stealth
4.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of IRNCAL
4.65/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Pug
4.58/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's a damn good oud bruin, accessible for someone new to sours while still holding up several years later.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.55/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer pours a dark amber almost brown color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into a firm cap of lacing. The aroma is of sour cherries, raspberries, and a hint of caramel. The is full of sour cherries, with a nice tartness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a very good beer. I think this would pair beautifully with brunch. I will certainly drink it again.

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Photo of beerhunter13
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of chefpeet
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Beertracker
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Sourgirl714
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of yossarian14
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of siddhartha
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of BigGingDrinker
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of bakerm3
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of 2Cents
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Walts_Frozen_Head
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Dinglehacker
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.

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Photo of paxkey
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

scrolled down to read a few reviews after seeing the photo. style on wrapper is flemish old brown.
mine is wrapped and the bottle is green and unmarked. a sticker adorns the plain gold bottle cap with 11-01-2013 appears to be the best before date.

bottle opens with no hiss or pop. tough cap to open.
copper/rust brownish. nice tan head. beer is dark but can see through it.
lots of sweet sour notes on this. very tart. i am salivating from the aroma. reminds of a gueze. jammy fruit smell, raspberry strawberry. nice funky tartness. this beer is enticing. i love a good sour beer.
mild acidity and carbonation leads to a light body with tonnes of flavor in the finish. raspberry and jammy fruit taste. hits the stomach a little hard but the flavor is great.

a great sour beer.

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Photo of Eziel
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shas595
4.34/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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