Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Castle Brewery Van Honsebrouck's Bacchus: Flemish red, a finger of lopsided (?) head, fades quickly; mid-dark reddish brown; Smell: pretty good amount of tartaric, raisin; Taste/Mouthfeel: nicely active carbonation, moderate tartaric, black cherry, kinda dry; good; 4.5% ABV.
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heyden (47) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Having this two years past best before date, so not sure what effect this has had on the beer. Definitely winey and acidic as the label suggests. Would be good to try again fresh. Haven’t dipped my toes into sour style beers too much
ghostbeer (27) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Super interesting and just a unique glass of beer. Reddish highlights and a pleasant earthiness to the aroma. Complex taste that went from sweet to savory with fruit and wood only to end up sour on the back of my tongue and roof of my mouth. Drooling, I went for another sip.
WingdSoldier (61) - BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2014
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Clear dark red-brown beer, sourish fruity acidic taste. Nothing spectacular.
VDuquerroux (400) - Airvault, FRANCE - NOV 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, 25cL. @Le Sur Mesure, Nantes, France. A black beer with red hues ; medium beige head with a medium retention. Good lacing. Aroma of vinegar, wood, ashes. Medium to acute sour, light sweet. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation, dry sour lasting finish. Overall, good surprise ! I enjoyed this dry sourness with this woody acid aroma.
edgallow (2353) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle pours hazy brown with a off white head. Aroma of raisins , malts and grass. Taste is tart, malts and fruit .
NikkTwist (1746) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Clear dark burnt orange pour. Quickly disappearing head. No lace. Mild sweet and sour with vinous red berries. Currants. Red apple peels. Plums. Bing cherries. Some oak notes.
BelgiskOlklub (922) - Viby J, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown hazy body and a small rocky white head that is fastly diminishing. Aroma of sour berries, redcurrants, grapes and oak. The taste is medium sweet and medium sour with a long lasting sour and dry finish. The taste is not lasting for long.
Fredd_an (58) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finemang oude bryr med bra fin smak av suta bär balanserad malt. Lite lätt doft å mindre syrlig i eftersmaken än vad jag är van vid. Men riktigt bra!
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obguthr (4082) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cherries, toffee, treacle nose. Chestnut colored, medium tan head. Tart cherry and stems flavor. Plum and toffee overtones, but cherry is dominant. Light body, medium carbonation. Good complexity and layers. Very pleasant.
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Back in the late seventies, when Rodenbach was so popular that the brewery couldn’t keep up with production, Van Honsebrouck created his own oud bruin and named it Bacchus, which fortunately is still around today, though the heydays of the style have long passed. It is a typical ’Flemish red’ with a yellowish pale beige, sticky, thinnish head breaking open after a while but leaving a steady rim, and a deep brownish wine red colour with haze. The aroma, though not very strong, immediately presents itself as a typical example of the style: red berries, plums, brambleberries, passion fruit, yoghurt, medium dry sherry, vanilla-like tannins, caramel, cloves, figs, wine vinegar. In the mouth, fruity esters open the palate, combined with a sharpish lactic acidity, with refreshing and lightly drying effect, somewhat powdery yet slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation, vinous, with caramelly malts in the background and dry oaky tannins and sourishness in the finish, almost reminiscent of a dry red wine. Very correct for the style and quite enjoyable, but a bit subdued and softer and less complex than Rodenbach. Ideal beer for making ’carbonades à la flamande’, especially when combined with an abt or a dubbel...