White Chocolate Raspberry Pils | Bacchus Brewing Co.

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Bacchus Brewing Co.

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 06-13-2013

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3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an amber colour with light pink tinge. Clear, with white foamy head. Nice retention. Looks intriguing.

Smells sweet, and odd. Milky white chocolate mixes with sweet raspberry compote and a slight touch of coconut. Delivers what it promises I guess, but this smell in beer confuses me more than anything.

Taste is also milky, with caramelised peanut notes upfront, then all creamy white chocolate notes. Some raspberry provides a whisper of tartness on the back. But yeah, that's it. Again, congrats on creating something odd, Bacchus, but I can't say I really love it.

Quite flat for a pils, could use a little more carbonation, particularly given the sweetness of the palate.

Could have toned down the white chocolate and let the raspberry through a bit more. The sweetness is not really my thing, and the tart notes that are there are sort of a comedown after the sugary front.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.86/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The name says it all except for omitting the "WTF?". This is a tweaked version of their "standard" (and I use the word loosely) white chocolate pilsener, with the addition of raspberries. Tried this beer on-tap at the 2013 GABS festival in Melbourne, where this beer took out the People's Choice award of the 89 beers available during the weekend.

Pours a pinkish rose colour, relatively clear, and light in the body. Head is a foamy ring of very faint pink-white. Lace forms in solid streaks as the beer goes down. Looks pretty good.

Rosewater characters are noticeable immediately on the nose, with white chocolate creaminess, some musk and a character like sweet baking. Strawberry candy comes through as well. It's all a bunch of wackiness. It's insane.

Fruit on the front palate, closer to cherry than raspberry although it's sweeter with a touch of bite from (probably more than anything) the carbonation. The white chocolate dominates the mid-palate, before the back falls into a slight trap of acidity. Most likely this is noticeable just because the rest of the beer is so sweet and creamy. There's also a touch of bitterness, perhaps a plaintive reminder that this is really meant to be a pils. Together the sweetness and the acidity forms an aftertaste of sour chocolate. It's, um, strange to say the least, and utterly unique.

Feel is very light.

Overall, it's weird, and oddly successful. In some ways I was surprised by this beer, despite the fact it almost exactly does what it says it's going to do. I guess I just never expected it to do that so well.

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White Chocolate Raspberry Pils from Bacchus Brewing Co.
3.52 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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