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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Ratings:
546
Reviews:
209
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
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11
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55
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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bacchus
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V

Pours a brownish red, clear and little head retention. Aromas of red wine vinegar, sugary malts and a belgian yeast fruityness. In the taste, a nice lactic sour, candi sugar sweetness, and a touch of wood tone tannins. Nice tartness and light to medium bodied feel. Overall, a solid Oud Bruin with a good deal of funk. I can dig it.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of DCon
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 12.7 FL.OZ bottle from Lukas Liquor in Ellisville, MO for $5.19. Poured from the Green bottle w/ black celafain paper & a castle on a sticker & a man about to enjoy a over poured Flanders Oud Bruin on a clear label into a 16oz Tulip Glass. Has Bottled on: 090818 on the back.

Aroma- Mild amount of malt and characteristic. A bit of citrus or light fruit and then some goat. Nothing hits the nose hard though.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that is bubbly but dies quickly. Has a dark brown colored, semi-cloudy body. Not much lacing is left either.

Flavor- Ton of citrus and sweet malt characters from the beginning. Then almost cider like...Not much sourness except in the finish.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, High Carbonation, Easy Going, Smooth, and then has a nice tart finish.

Overall Impression- Very easy for the style... I've had this on-tap before but this time didn't go over so well with the palate. Sweet and citrus tasting but not much body or anything else. Would like to try many other brews in this style but am going to look out for bigger and better ones.

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Photo of beerwolf77
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark red nearing brown hue. Small wisp of head. Nose is mostly tart cherry and vinegar. A bit of bready malt as well. Flavors are lightly sour cherry, vinegar and toffee. Medium body with very mild carbonation. Not a big sour blast but it gets the job done. I like this much more than Monks or Duchess in the bottle.

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3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle poured into my Allagash chalice.

Appearance - Dark brown with a reddish hue. Nice two finger head with great retention. Not much by way of lacing. Maybe a colony of bubbles here and there down the side.

Smell - A hint of tart cherries and some sweet caramel malt. Not a lot of aroma out of this one.

Taste - More tart than the aroma, but not terribly tart. Again, it has a cherry flavor, but not strong. Oak flavors in the middle add a bit of astringency. The sweet finish is reminiscent of poor oud bruins.

Mouthfeel - Pretty high carbonation. Dry feeling from the oak, but the sweetness makes it feel thin and under-soured, if that's even an acceptable phrase.

Overall - Just slightly better than average oud bruin. Not something I'd drink again, but not something I'm having difficulty drinking right now.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of OneDropSoup
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a stemmed tulip, bottled on 8/18/09: Deep reddish-brown with ruby highlights under a finger of tight tan head that dissipates & leaves thin covering.

Smells of tart cherry candy, green apple, a sweetness reminiscent of maple syrup or a little toffee. There's a kind of chalky mustiness or the smell of old, dusty paper - not bad at all (moth balls?). Pretty complex, I keep going back as different notes assert themselves at different times. Fades a bit, but still good.

Tastes good, not as complex as the smell would suggest: more green apple, tart cherry, a tiny bit of molasses. Fairly acidic but overly so, very light breadiness at the back end. Tastes a little like Fresca, maybe?

Medium-bodied, bracingly acidic, has some weight. Scrubbing carbonation.

Not as complex as some other examples of the style, but no real flaws or turn-offs. Pretty tasty brew, I really enjoyed this.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Mit
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark red colour with decent lasting head.

Has a sour wine like odour that is not unpleasant. Has the typical cloying belgian sweetness.

Hmmmm definitely sour....def dark fruit as was mentioned....some yeasty type flavours....

Solid mouthfeel for the abv IMO.

Solid solid beer...def different and really for the beer geek IMO. You would be hard pressed trying this out on a macro friend(and it might be a waste)

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3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to Founder's tulip.

A - Poured medium brown/amber colour with a small amount of cream coloured head that receded to a ring around the edges of the glass.

S - Bready malts, some dark fruit and a tart/sour aroma. The sour aroma is noticeable but not dominant as I expected. A touch of spice is evident in the background.

T - Sour/tart taste up front that is dominant but is not to the point of being puckering. Some balsamic vinegar and dark fruit in the background.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a massively dark red brown with a two finger light tan head that subsided to half a finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart cherry, cream, sour, and tart. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour cherry, cream, and tart. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I am a decent fan of this style and this one really didn't disappoint me too much. I like the fact that I was able to pick up on the cream aspect I mentioned in the flavor as it helped to balance out the tart flavors going on. This made the brew much more enjoyable for me. Worth trying if you get the opportunity on tap.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
4.21/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml hand wrapped half champagne bottle served in a Flute glass.Enjoyed on oct´11.Identified on the package as an OUD BRUIN.
Pours light mahogany in color.Beige crown with large bubbles.Good retention.Flowers,green wood & mildy toasted malt aromas.Citric sourness upfront followed by sweet malt flavor.Light body & gentle high carbonation.Grapefruit finish.Lemony malty aftertaste.Refreshing & drinkable.

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Bacchus from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
3.67 out of 5 based on 546 ratings.
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