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Bacchus Frambozenbier

Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Ingelmunster, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Van Honsebrouck is a family owned brewery in West Flanders Belgium. It makes a range if beers including Bacchus, a beer in the local style of the region. It is on this beer that the kriek and framboise is based, a premium fruit beer for which Belgium is well known. Hand wrapped and presented in half champagne bottles. This is a remarkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
aleigator (204) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2014
Decent, spongy, froth head, with a ruby red color. Aromas of ripe, sweetened raspberries, hints of yelly, you can almost sense the pits of the fruits. It begins with bready malt tones, joined by sweet, ripe raspberries. Then the carbonation carries pleasantly sour notes to the back of the palate, amongst a lively, refreshing note. This gets countered by an again sweeter impression, with syrupy fruitiness, which finishes with slightly fermented sourness. All in all, this beer is a little too sweet, and got its balance saved by the subtle fruity sourness and the metallic, high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (554) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Sample at Voldby Ølmesse 2014. Dark red/pinkish pour with a frothy head. Nose has loads of red berries and some light funk. Taste is sweet with raspberries and cherries. Pretty good but a tad too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (519) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2014
From 375 ml paper-wrapped bottle. Pours a clear red-brown with a fluffy pinkish head and lively carbonation. Aromas of fresh raspberry, lemon and a hint of funk. Taste is dominated by lots of fresh raspberry. There’s a slight sour lemon/vinegar note towards the end. More raspberry in the aftertaste. Bit of a one-trick pony, but I love how it showcases the fruit. Very nice fruit beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (3956) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle from local Marks & Spencer in Eastbourne. Pours out in a hazy ruby colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of raspberry syrup and ripe berries. Taste of mild but fresh raspberries and some dry, leavy hints. The sweetness is very nice-balalnced and there is also a light sourness in the background that won’t disturb anyone. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MichaelAwesome (3958) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2014
Irgendwo in Eastbourne geholt und mit McTapps geteilt. Ehrlich gesagt, so zieht das Bier hier mehr in Richtung Kirsche als Himbeere, aber eigentlich ist das auch ganz gut so. Fruchtig, suess, etwas mehr in Richtung Mainstream gedrueckt. Gut, dass ich so etwas mag und sowohl den Honig in der Nase als auch die sehr milde Saeure im Abgang geniesse. Fein.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (506) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2014
Murky berry colour. Aroma is raspberry; nice. Taste is fruit, sherbert, mild sour, mild sweet. Overall, okay lambic. Not much funk here though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
veceo (511) - CROATIA - AUG 2, 2014
Brown color, small tan head that quickly disappeared. Medium body, soft carbonation. Strong raspberry in aroma and taste. Medium sweet, light sour taste. Short sour aftertaste. OK for what it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1347) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Raspberry beer based on old brown (reminiscent of the former Liefmans Frambozenbier), since 2010. Cream coloured, tanned head on a dark ruby brown beer; aroma strongly raspberry jam but also an impression of a real raspberry bush, some chocolate, balsamic vinegar, passion fruit, sherry and lemonade. Taste softly sourish combined with sweet, typical ’oud bruin’, some artificial sweetness (probably as an addition since raspberries as such are not cheap), raspberry clear enough and rather dominant, smooth, refreshing sourish finish. Okay and any attempt to make fruit beers based on the slowly vanishing style of old brown are welcome to me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdmmb (817) - USA - JUL 23, 2014
Overly sweet raspberry beer. Drunk from 37.5 cl bottle bought at Delhaize, Brussels. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
VDuquerroux (270) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle, 37.5cL. Home. A sparkling dark red garnet-colored beer with a medium light pink head. Medium persistence. Raspberry-candy aroma. Medium to heavy sugary sweet. Medium body, syrupy texture, average to soft carbonation, sweet finish. Overall, disappointed : more like a candy or a syrup.

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