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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: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (7785) - Helsinki, - AUG 3, 2012
37,5 cl bottle @ home, BBE 04/2014
Aroma is slightly sweet and somewhat floury with raspberry juice. Flavour is slightly tart and a bit messy with raspberry juice and hints of licorice. Sticky finish. Does not feel very sour or ”wild”. Not my thing, too much juice here.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mandaritto (155) - LATVIA - JAN 31, 2016
Interesting syrup-ish sour brew. Aroma very off... nothing like fruity... Taste was way more better... sour like, syrup-ish as I mentioned... lacking something... too synthetic for my taste..

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3162) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2016
Very deep red with a pink head. Smells of raspberries - fresh, hairy, sweet, tart. And really it tastes mostly of berries too, but that’s fine. There’s a little apricot stone and some red wine vinegar. Some more woody and tart beer flavours are evident as it warms a tad. A little on the sweet side but nice enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (5842) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2016
37.5cl Bottle from drankgigant.nl. Dark brown colour, thin but dense creamy light-beige head. Aroma of raspberries, wood, some Flemish Red sourness, red fruits, artificial sweetener. Flavour is sweet and sour, zure matten, raspberries, artificial sweetener, wood, light bitterness, sweet and sour finish. Light bodied. Nice, but the Stevia sweetness is a bit too much at times.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopverdju (192) - BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
Donkerbruin bier met fijn schuim die vlug verdwijnt. Geur: Framboos en cuberdon (neuzen snoepjes). Smaak: zoet – zurig, sterke fruit / framboos smaak. Het zurige houd het goed in balans. Iets sprankelende koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: fruitsuiker.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (881) - - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle from morrisons. Dark ruby, not much head. Aroma is raspberry, liquorice, and cherry. Taste is sweet sour and a little dry. Medium body and carbonation. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kto (527) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 14, 2015
pours a dark reddish brown with a medium off-white head and some lacing. intense aroma of raspberry jam. flavour of raspberry jam, red grape juice, a hint of wood/chewed pencil and yeast/brett.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2015
Lekkere dikke frambozen smaak, maar in de strijd tussen (heel licht)zuur en zoet komt er niet echt een winnaar uit en is de nasmaak wat zwak. Backlog from 2015/04/27.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (3109) - SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2015
@ Bryssel 15-10-30: Riktig söt och på gränsen till sylt. Toner av hallon - allt för obalaserad.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gyllenbock (6469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle from Bier Tempel. Reddish with a medium head. Very sweet with raspberries and jam. The body was light. Well, well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (967) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle. Deep ruby-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is black cherry, fairly sweet, a little creamy. Taste is a little sweet, a little tart, nice black cherry but not much else. Pretty simple and light bodied, but not bad.


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