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Castle Brewery "Bacchus"
Castle Brewery Van Honsebrouck - Ingelmunster, Belgium
Flemish Oud Bruin (ABV 4.5%)

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a murky medium chestnut brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that receded at a steady pace, down to a light scattered film and medium collar with excellent full sheeting of lacing.

The aroma was of a toasted sweet grain malt and a musty Belgian yeast with notes of candi sugar, dark fruit (plums and cherries), a hint of red wine and a light oak cask presence.

The taste was sweetly tart and rather yeasty with a large dose of dark fruit (plums I believe) and a hint of candi sugar that lasted throughout, with the finish having a mild wine presence, a touch of sour berries and a light woody taste towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with a bold fruity tartness left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a shade or two below medium in body and lightly dry in texture with a strong fizzy carbonation.

Overall this was a nice fruity brew that that possessed a somewhat bold tartness along with a mild sweet candi flavor, which worked very well together to make sure that no one characteristic overpowered the other...

Sampled: 2/9/2013
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3 comments
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  • Mark
    Mark I'll have to keep an eye out for this. Sounds very tasty.
    February 27, 2013
  • KajII
    KajII It was , I really like that you can taste a bold dark fruit presence. If I see a bottle when I go beer shopping next month I will pick it up for you
    February 27, 2013 - 1 likes this
  • Mark
    Mark Thanks, I'll let you know if I find it before then. :)
    February 27, 2013