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


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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, - NOV 22, 2012
Not my thing. Aroma and taste is big on raspberries - but artificial like a nasty soft drink. Taste has sourness, but also tastes a bit oily. Peculiar. Bit of a novelty for me. Wouldn’t go for it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alex60 (220) - - OCT 18, 2016
Bouteille 37,5 cl - couleur rouge, mousse rose bonbon, odeur de framboise, goût sur la framboise, peu sucrée, agréable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle, sampled at Medicine Hat Beerfest 2016. Deep ruby hue, thick pink head. Raspberry jam with hints of oak and spice, lightly tart finish. Not really a sour at all, but a nice full bodied raspberry fruit beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (884) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2016
375ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby with a medium, short lived, fizzy, pink head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet, fruity aroma of raspberries. Sweet, fruity flavour of raspberry, red wine and oak with a dry, tart, slightly acidic finish. Light body with an oily texture and lively carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2016
Rating #2118 - 2015.10.09 - Sample from @49thParallelYEG - Pours a ruby red. Aromatics of raspberry jam. More raspberry jam sweetness than any real tart bruin notes. Colour is mystifying. Sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (1054) - MOns, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2016
Robe brune, fine mousse. Nez puissant sur des notes florales, des framboises fraîches sur un fond lacté et acidulé. Bouche à l’attaque fruitée, milieu de bouche un peu creux, fine bulle et finale assez courte. Une bière d’été.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bonev (352) - POLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Piwo w kolorze czerwono brazowym z ladna rozowa piana ktora pozostawia bardzo ladny lacing na szkle. W aromacie czuc stare dojrzale maliny, troche kwaskowosci i slodow pszenicznych. W smaku dosc slodkie, ratuje kontra kwasnosci i lekkosci. Pijalne i nawet przyjemne bo bardzo lubie ten styl ale troche jakby zbyt sztuczne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Pulled the paper off-wait-no label. Back to the garbage to retrieve paper. Pours dark red with little head. Nose is wonderfully raspberry and fruity. Taste comes off a little sweet-reminding of the Lindemann’s beer. Not bad but a sipper was good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (852) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2016
Red-brown beer with a small white cup, low carbonation. Taste : raspberries, sweet, immensely fruity and a little sour. Like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tognetta (747) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 11, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2016 Cor de vinho de média/alta turbidez, espuma vinho de média formação e pouca persistência. Aroma intenso de framboesa, amora, com médio dulçor e leve acidez. No paladar mantém o médio dulçor e leve acidez do aroma. Corpo leve e média carbonatação. Final de média duração, praticamente só amora e framboesa, tende a ficar um pouco aguado com aumento da temperatura. Tem boa drinkability, fácil gostar pelo dulçor e aroma, mas está mais para keepcooler.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (773) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2016
Ruby brown with a butter coloured head. Smells of raspberry, of course. Light body, softly carbonated. Flavour is sweet, slightly acetic, and bags of raspberries again.

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