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

bottled
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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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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2.2
   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5620) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 28, 2015
Bottle from beer Store Vienna. Red brown color with medium off-white head. Strong raspberry, tartness. Taste, starts with sweet raspberries followed by light tartness, marzipan. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2667) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 28, 2015
Bottle. Aroma strong raspberry, sourish. Hazy raspberry pinkish-purplish colour. Taste is nicely balanced between sweet and sour. Nice clean fruity raspberry flavour. Enormously drinkable. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (2123) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours reddish color, small head. Aroma of raspberry jam, lemon. Taste is medium sweet, lightly sourish, raspberries, hints of lemon, strawberries.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (1693) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2015
backlog rating, had this a while back, poured a deep red colour with a pink head, sweet raspberries in the nose, cherry, sweet sugar, lighy acid sourness, medium carbonated, bit sweet in the finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5258) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
pours almost clear nice burgundy purple with a nice pink-purple head, nicely lacing. over ripened raspberries, cherries, raspberry vinegar, sweet tarts*TM, grassy leafiness, brown sugar and plum juice concentrate sweetness, spices. average carbonation, light body; lightly tart - low acetic, sweet but not cloying spicy finish. not overly complex and sugar hinders tartness and drinkability but it is definitely more drinkable than many other sweetened fruit lambic. dessert companion - enjoyed with the missus!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle at Winking Lizard. The beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium frothy off-white head that recedes quickly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherries, yeast and malt. Light-bodied with a mildly tart cherry character and notes of earthy yeast and sweet malt. The finish is fruity with a short mildly sour cherry aftertaste. Decent overall, but not worth the $10 for a 375mL.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2349) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle 375ml. Pours dark mahogany/purple with medium off-white pinkish head. Aroma is of raspberries, sugar, sweet berries. Taste is of raspberries, sugar, sweet berries, some acidity. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Pretty nice fruits. Quite sweet, like a treat. Candies. Just slightly too sweet.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Haavard (15) - NORWAY - APR 5, 2015
Aroma: raspberry, sweet, vanilla, Palate: sweet but dry Taste: raspberries, some sour notes ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hallstein (235) - Skogn, NORWAY - APR 5, 2015
Pours a nice dark red with a nice small white head. Aroma of raspberry, vanilla, oak and barnyard funk. Flavor is actually quite sweet with flavors of raspberry, strawberry, some vanilla with a decently dry finish. Not geuze-dry though. Quite good, but not complex enough to reach for the winners.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anfractuosity (175) - - MAR 13, 2015
Raspberry beer, fairly sweet.............................................


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