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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: 275   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.


Finwe's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finwe (414) - Grankulla, - NOV 4, 2012
375 ml bottle. Pours red with a small head. Very fruity flavour of raspberries with some malt and citric tones in the aroma. The flavour features more raspberries, other red berries, some sourness and earthen tones. Rather dry finish with the raspberries still present.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1110) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Pours out in a hazy ruby colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of raspberry syrup and ripe berries. Taste of mild but fresh raspberries, and that’s pretty much it. Perfect beer for a hot summer’s day, but you could easily drink some raspberry juice instead.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
liinis (1666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Sweet and sour raspberry beer. Papery bottle wrap gives a good impression but the beer is indifferent from other fruit beers.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
adodo (126) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 13, 2015
Sweet raspberry aroma. Dark red colour, clear, some lacing. very sweet and pretty sour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (593) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 10, 2015
Spontaneous purchase from Järve Selver in Tallinn (375 ml / € 4.09). Too bad about so much paper going to waste... Anyway, BB in 2016. It pours a murky brownish red with a nice ruby hue. Small bubbles rising still after a while. The head’s very light beige (not even a hint of pink) and not very big but retains and laces nicely. The nose is rather enjoyable with home-made raspberry jam with very little tartness, but somehow feels stale and flat and kind of artificial. Taste is quite tart and very sugary. Nice raspberry flavour. Mediumish body - slightly watery even - with modest carbonation. Finishes stale. An easy-drinker, I’m quite fond of this despite some of the negative aspects.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5681) - 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 (2726) - 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 (2172) - 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 (1841) - 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 (5352) - 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 (9156) - 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.


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