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


on tap

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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5147) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9085) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2311) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Haavard (13) - NORWAY - APR 5, 2015
Aroma: raspberry, sweet, vanilla, Palate: sweet but dry Taste: raspberries, some sour notes ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hallstein (220) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anfractuosity (171) - - MAR 13, 2015
Raspberry beer, fairly sweet.............................................

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1156) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (302) - 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.

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