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

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Ranking:
#30,727
Reviews:
216
Ratings:
559
pDev:
12.67%
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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Photo of flagmantho
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 375mL bottle into a tulip. Bottled 7/5/2011.

Appearance: rich dark ruby hue with a haze-free body and a strong effervescence. Head poured three fingers of frothy tan foam but dissipated quite quickly indeed with no lace left on the glass. Nice, but a better head would have been nicer.

Smell: sweet caramel malt with a hint of molasses aroma and just the right amount of tartness. There's nothing particularly complex here, but each part is balanced very well. I like it.

Taste: much like the aroma, the sweet caramel flavor is balanced with a bright tartness right up front. The flavor develops a little bit of brown-sugar character as well, which I quite like.

Mouthfeel: body is quite light and carbonation is pretty strong, yielding a big but evanescent creaminess. Not bad, but lacking a little bit of body.

Overall: this is one tasty and refreshing beer. Granted, I like the style in general; still, I would gladly have this again and gladly recommend it.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Photo of CloudStrife
4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12.7 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled Sept 30, 2011.

A: Pours a cloudy ruby brown with a 1 finger slightly tanned head. Can see some visible carbonation through the mostly opaque body. Head dissipates in a minute or two. Spots of lacing.

S: Get that authentic Flanders smell right off the bat. A good funky yeastiness with hints of cherry and other tart fruits.

T: I get a lot of cherry up front. Has some sour characteristics on the backend but it finishes with more of the cherry. More sour comes in at bottom of the bottle.

M: Crisp and dry body. Light on the palette with a good amount of carbonation. Pretty easy drinking when you like this style.

Overall another good Flanders. Slightly more focused on the cherry as opposed to other malts or funkiness. Good for those who have had a lot of Lambics and are looking to expand.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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1/5  rDev -73%

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Photo of srandycarter
3.06/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Ruby redish brown, fairly clear, Big head leads to small quick, then to ring. No lace.

S - Tart cherries. Cannot discern much else.

T - Thinner than hoped, tart cherries, artificial cherry flavor as well.

M - Light body, light carbonation, balance a little on the cloy side on finish.

D - Not my favorite, but glad to try.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very dark brown colour. Almost no head, good carbonation with small bubbles.
Sour predominant aroma. Also, as expected a sour taste and vinegar, fruity, specially citric lemon. Great beer to drink as a bridge to the most lambic sour beers. Great drinkability, good surprise.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 559 ratings