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

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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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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0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
rcasta (839) - - MAY 10, 2012
esta si era puera mierda gracias a Alain en la última alucinación tuvimos birria de frutas. que desperdicio de birrias pero se bebieron


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anfractuosity (157) - - MAR 13, 2015
Raspberry beer, fairly sweet.............................................

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maximelebelge (5) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2015 does not count
One of the best fruit beer in Belgium. The taste is just perfect, I rather have this bacchus than a kriek.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1136) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
375ml bottl, pours cherry red, clear, with a bubbly foamy small head. Aroma is big on raspberries, light malts, sour notes, light bodied, oily texture, sourness is light, would prefer more astringency. Carbonation is lively. Finish is dry and mild sour. Not bad for a supermarket sour red.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brainiac (178) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 14, 2015
0.5l on tap. Ruby red color. Aroma of clear raspberries. Thick small head on the surface. Dry, waterish sweetness on the tongue. Little sour in the aftertaste and sticky.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (257) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy ruby brown colour with a thin beige head. Aroma is a sweet and sour mix of spicy raspberries. Taste of sweet and spicy raspberries with a hint of wood and lemon juice. Texture is sticky with a soft carbonation. A tart and sour but refreshing finish. Ok, but expecting more complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (12446) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle from Willems. Hazy dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, slightly tart and lots of raspberries. Flavor is quite sweet. Medium sweet finish. Raspberries all the way. 060215

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (2366) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2015
Bottled 37,5 in 2013 and on tap@Le Grincheux, Strasbourg 01/2015. Creamy candy milkshake of framboise juice, digestibly infantile sweet with a Haribo-sweet&sour edge. Finishes semi-sec. Piercing red berry fruit tartness, down to the pip bitters. Hop presence is noted. An excellent pre-adolescent treat in the kitchy 80s style category of beerpop, discredited by Van Honsebrouck’s own St. Louis range.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle, 375 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours reddish brown with off-white head. Raspberry aroma. Sweet raspberry flavor with sourish touch. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3923) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle from Wine Emporium October 2013. Deep red in colour with a wave of soft pink foam. Tart bitter cherry flavour, a good dessert beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1228) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle into an Achel glass. Nice head on a very dark red beer. Raspberry aroma as you would expect! Dry and flavoursome, but without the level of fruit you might get from a lambic framboos. Still this is quite tasty and easy to drink.


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