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


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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.

JorisPPattyn's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8648) - Ursel, - APR 13, 2012
Pink grapefruit-coloured, medium head over deep red beer with a brownish sheen. Heavy, syrupy-sweet smelling, raspberry jam, raspberry juice. Nearly tart, sweetish-sourish flavour; raspberries, but rather like pressed, concentrated juice, jelly or jam. Not an artificial impression, however. Feels rather well-carbonated; fruit-filled, nearly refreshing when served cold. Surprisingly better than expected. Just the nose keeps disappointing, as well as this filament of syrup propping up all the time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4962) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2015
375ml green glass bottle with paper wrapped label pours a dark crimson color with a finger and a half of light pinkish head that leaves only a few spots of lacing behind. Aroma is dominated by raspberry with some yeast and grain notes. Taste is a raspberry fruity and light malty sweetness with a dry tart raspberry and yeast finish. Light bodied with abundant carbonation. Quite fruity for my expectations of a fruit beer, but still a tasty and balanced brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AdamChandler (3784) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 10, 2015
37.5CL w/ paper wrapping. stemmed glass, fridge temperature. Pours a dark brown with red hues. 3 finger fluffy head. Smells malty with grape, vinegar, must and raspberry. Straight up sweetened juice. malty finish, has a higher degree taste than 5% in my opinion. Good solid mouthfeel, lingering syrup fruit taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1117) - LATVIA - SEP 4, 2015
Brown clear with small white head. Raspberry aroma. Sour with some sweet raspberry taste, lasting in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (1250) - - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown color. Aroma and taste are very sweet berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkydodson (693) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - AUG 29, 2015
the aroma is fruity and spicy with shades of berries, sweet citrus and toffee... the taste is fruity, with notes of raspberries, plum and sour apple... the aftertaste is sweet, sour and dry...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (406) - - AUG 24, 2015
Colour somewhere between ruby red and tawny brown with a tight beige head. Dominant raspberry flavour but not too sweet and even a little tart. Some underlying malt and slightly woody flavours. Pleasantly fruity and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (4096) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
How: Bottle (375 ml) at home. Split 2-ways.

>>> It’s more in the carbonated raspberry juice territory than beer, but it’s easy to drink and rather enjoyable.

+ It’s smell and taste like a burst raspberry juice / jam, but it doesn’t feel too artificial.
+ There’s a little acidity that make it easier to drink and it isn’t too sweet either
It couldn’t be much more simple/straightforward

Flavors: Burst of raspberries, mild leafy notes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1974) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2015
375 from the Belgium in a box raspberry collection. Lots of raspberry. However it’s not sweet and not tart or sour. Slight medicinal quality, yeast reminds me of something in a dark Abbey beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brnandersen (2616) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2015
375 ml. bottle, shared. Dark, amber colour with a reddish tinge and a dense, off-white head. Sweet aroma with raspberries, caramel malts, sweet fruits, slightly wooden notes. Taste is sweet. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes slightly dry and fruity with raspberries and a wooden note. Pleasant and easygoing drink, lacks a bit finesse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (2352) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
Served straight out of the fridge @ 4°C. Pours a clear dark purple (brown at the edges) with a medium beige head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of raspberries for sure and doesn’t feel too fake overall. Taste is moderately sweet (less than your usual sweetened framboise) and even a little tart. Body is medium and carbonation moderately high. Pretty enjoyable for what it is!

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