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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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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJvd (1196) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
Pours hazy brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma is very sweet and fruity with some cherries and sugard. Taste is also very sweet with a lot of cherries. Medium body and carbo. Too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2016
Rating #2118 - 2015.10.09 - Sample from @49thParallelYEG - Pours a deep brown, clear, mild tan foam. Aroma is tart cherry jam. Nice tart bruin notes overtaken by pure cherry sweetness. Quite sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blueshawk (349) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2016
- dunkelrote Farbe mit leichter Schaumbildung - leichtes Kirscharoma verbunden mit einer dezenten Holznote - passende Carbonisierung - im Antrunk ist die leichte Kirschnote angenehm säuerlich und nicht aufdringlich - im ganzen Verlauf bleibt es dabei, die Kirsche ist da aber dominierend oder alles beherrschend wie bei anderen Cherrylambics Fazit: Gutes Kirschlambic, bei welchem sich das Kirscharoma dezent im Hintergrund hält

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommypeters (1) - SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2016 does not count
Got this on tap i Riga. While many kriek beers are too sour for many (not for me, but for my wife) this is very tasty, easy to drink and still not too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerUnited (47) - - AUG 4, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2016 Bottle. Pours dark red to black with decent pinkish head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of cherry, grape, toffee licorice. Has a warm wine-like body. Sour on the tongue and palate. A lot of cherry, vinaigrette, and potent tartness. Nuances of toffee and star anise. Quick tarty finish.Really nice winter drink for the festive period. Little too sour to enjoy in the sun. Definitely a top in its style. The more reviews I do the more I question the veracity of ratebeer?s overall scoring.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
andriesradu (681) - ROMANIA - AUG 2, 2016
Deep red with a pink head. Cherry,sweet,wine aroma. Heavy sweet, light to moderate sour with notes cherries, cherry sirop, a bit artificial, juicy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2972) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle from bottle shop. Ruby red color, pink head. Sweet taste with cherries, tart, earthy notes, grass and wheat. Sweet finish with cherries, tart, wheat, earthy notes and grass. Very nice kriek.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8697) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Cask @ Victorian Craft Beer Café, Halifax. Dark clear purple with a thin head. It’s cherry is stated in both aroma and taste with a mild sourness in its aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (2467) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Tap at bierhouse no1, riga. Clear dark red color, white head. Aroma has lots of cherries. Sweet cherry taste, nice sour kick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rotaman14 (561) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2016
Deep red to black colour, small pinkish head. Sugary aroma of cherries and toffee. Sweet fruity taste, light sourness. Juicy cherry aftertaste. Creamy palate with above average carbonation. Really nicely balanced for a fruit beer, not too sweet. Enjoyed it a lot.


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