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


on tap

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rcasta (849) - - MAY 10, 2012
krieken o weinerschnitzel que importa? gracias a Alain en la última alucinación tuvimos birria de frutas. que desperdicio de birrias pero se bebieron

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommypeters (1) - SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2016 does not count
Got this on tap i Riga. While many kriek beers are too sour for many (not for me, but for my wife) this is very tasty, easy to drink and still not too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerUnited (43) - - AUG 4, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2016 Bottle. Pours dark red to black with decent pinkish head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of cherry, grape, toffee licorice. Has a warm wine-like body. Sour on the tongue and palate. A lot of cherry, vinaigrette, and potent tartness. Nuances of toffee and star anise. Quick tarty finish.Really nice winter drink for the festive period. Little too sour to enjoy in the sun. Definitely a top in its style. The more reviews I do the more I question the veracity of ratebeer?s overall scoring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
andriesradu (670) - ROMANIA - AUG 2, 2016
Deep red with a pink head. Cherry,sweet,wine aroma. Heavy sweet, light to moderate sour with notes cherries, cherry sirop, a bit artificial, juicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle from bottle shop. Ruby red color, pink head. Sweet taste with cherries, tart, earthy notes, grass and wheat. Sweet finish with cherries, tart, wheat, earthy notes and grass. Very nice kriek.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8490) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Cask @ Victorian Craft Beer Café, Halifax. Dark clear purple with a thin head. It’s cherry is stated in both aroma and taste with a mild sourness in its aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (2427) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Tap at bierhouse no1, riga. Clear dark red color, white head. Aroma has lots of cherries. Sweet cherry taste, nice sour kick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rotaman14 (559) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2016
Deep red to black colour, small pinkish head. Sugary aroma of cherries and toffee. Sweet fruity taste, light sourness. Juicy cherry aftertaste. Creamy palate with above average carbonation. Really nicely balanced for a fruit beer, not too sweet. Enjoyed it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lokis333 (374) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - MAY 20, 2016
Very deep red amber color with nice softly candiflos pink foam. Aromas of sweet cherries with slight hints of red wine? Quite simple and does remind of cherry syroup. Palate, light body with soft and smooth texture leaving sour tart finish. Taste is quite sour, sweet and slightly tart. Does taste of cherries, syroup and light vinigar. Overall, interesting, sour, but still sweet very much like cherry syroup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (3240) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2016
Donker rood met lichte kraag. Aroma is zwaar zoete kersen met licht zuurtje en iets van vruchtensiroop. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, zwak bitter, redelijk frisse kersensmaken icm fruitzuurtje, limonade, mits goed gekoeld prima te drinken.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UjoKlobasa (536) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 23, 2016
On tap. Red blood color, clear liquid, pink head. Aroma of cherries, liquor, kvass and compote. Although heavy sweet, aroma is not artificial. Well done.

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