Bacchus

12.7 oz, mini-champagne bottle, complete with green glass and dimpled bottom. Very different to the current picture in the BA db. Thick glass with black foiled neck and neck label. Bottle has a confusing date. It literally says “Bottled On”, 090414 which would suggest the 9th of April 2014, i.e about four years FROM now! I guess it must mean “Best Before” unless this beer WAS actually bottled 96 years ago!!
Mid-brown pour with some good clarity and plenty of persistent, fine carbonation. A thin film of froth forms on the surface of the beer but not much lace on the glass.
The smell has a very, very light acidic touch and a bit of dry fruit. Pretty reserved though.
Very little acidity in the beer. Not much fruit either, and in the final analysis the beer drinks in a very neutral manner. Tastes a little like a base of sodium hydrogen carbonate solution to which a very small amount of light fruit has been added. The finish gives a touch more slight, tartness but hardly a trace.
The lightest of light Flanders Reds and a good introduction that could be describes as somewhat atypical but at the same time might be accessible for newcomers to the style.

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01/18/2010
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bottle
ABV: 4.5 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.6
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