Bacchus | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BEER INFO

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
Ratings:
543
Reviews:
208
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
55
For Trade:
1
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a deep haze. A cross between dark muddy water and black tea. Viscous sticky dotted tan foam. Low carbonation.

S: Slightly sour black cherry and prunes. Earthy. Rich brown leather and wet wood chips. Tangy and slightly lactic.

T: Starts off cool, watery and refreshing. Rich tanginess of cherries, cranberry and pomegranate. More dark salty chocolate and sour raspberry comes through. Slight mild fruit sweetness finishes long with a little tingle.

M: Thin light and refreshing. The tanginess finishes the beer clean. Very mild sweet dryness finishes.

O: I really liked this one. The mix of slight sour, dark fruit and rich earthiness really worked well together. This beer had a lot of flavor, but in a well rounded way unlike other beers that just try to be the most sour or the most roasty.

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3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12.7oz bottle poured to tulip

Nice deep brown color, fairly opaque. 1 finger of well tanned head lays over quickly, but a decent lace of bubbles persists

Aroma is strongly barnyard: bit of horse, bit of runoff from the horse. That dissipates as it breathes to a mild tang with some brown sugar / molasses notes

Taste has some sour and a bit of oak, Nice, but not particularly memorable

Good carbonation with a fairly thing body, pretty lively brew on the tongue

Very nice polite likable brown, perhaps a nice mild springboard if you were introducing someone to belgian sours. For my own purposes, there are some better examples I'd reach for over Bacchus

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look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is not the best looking beer- kind of a murky brown with a quickly disappearing head. Appearances aren't everything, though, especially in this corner of the beer world. The aroma is very mellow, but I get dried fruits, a touch of leather, dark brown sugar, and an overall Orange Brandy quality (kind of like Cointreau). It could definitely use some more punch, but is pleasant nonetheless.

The palate is kind of the same way- needs a little zip. There is a definite sour presence, but it only goes to 7. The flavors are more earthy, and the dark sugar dominates. The balance and mouthfeel are right where they should be, and it's quite easy to drink, but would be helped by some more complexity of flavors. The key word seems to be 'pleasant', where 'memorable' is unfortunately what the price commands. Under the right circumstances I could see knocking a few back, though.

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Bacchus from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
3.67 out of 5 based on 543 ratings.
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