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Bacchus Kriekenbier

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

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common

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Icedwarf (117) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
Donkerrood bier met lichte schuimkraag. Smaak is licht zuur, en niet te overdreven prettig fruitig. Blijft niet erg lang hangen.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillemsUrenkel (315) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - APR 17, 2014
0,375 l bottle. Pours dark red, nearly unclear in the glass. Foamy head. Light herb and sourish dark cherries in the nose. Tastes more sweetsour dark cherry, low bitterness, light oily and fizzy. Sticky. Light malty in the aftertaste. Like it!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (5705) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 12, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötliches Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr fruchtig, leicht säuerlich. Geschmack leicht säuerlich fruchtig, saure Kirschen.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (505) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle from Tesco’s, enjoyed in the comfort of my own home. Muddy brownish red, hazy. Bubbly pinky-beige head that goes down fairly sharpish. Fresh cherry aroma, with a bit of cedar, raisin and bubblegum in the background. Taste is sour-sweet, very refreshing with a surprisingly clean and somewhat dry finish. Refreshing, enjoyable and tasty if not terribly complex. A lovely fruit beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Senka (349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2014
From the archives: I actually thought, that it will be rated a bit higher. One of the krieks available in Estonia for a very long time. The fact that it is so fancily wrapped makes it a good souvenir beer. Taste is "okay". I have seen fans of this brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PeatyPete (284) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2014
Amber coloured beer with off-white head. Aroma of cherries. Taste obviously cherries. Soft acid and just sweet enough.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachneger (239) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
Mooi donker Amber kleurig bier. Samen met Regina gedronken. Mooi luchtig crème kleurige schuimkraag. Smaak lekker voor een fruit biertje, kers en licht grapefruit . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep ruby with a small pink head. Aroma is caramel, cherries, sugar and some toast. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet. Medium bodied with soft carbo.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABT_S54 (101) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
33cl served in a Trappist glass. Pours a darkish brown/cherry colour with a plentiful pinkish head. Good balance between the sweet and sour of the cherries and the brown ale backdrop is very evident. Almost like what Petrus oud brown would taste like with some sweet and sour cherries added. A perfect partner to Christmas cake Good just not something I would want to try again.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tricksta_p (648) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2014
Pours a deep ruby red with a small pinkish head. Aroma of sweet cherry. Flavour is artificial cherry, candy sweetness. Not much sourness, in fact I’d like this much better with more pungent tartness.


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