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


on tap

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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, - DEC 31, 2010
Hint of metal in the aroma, lots of cherry and berry. Lovely colour. Teensy bit of hops. Smell of crisp, sweet malt.
The flavours are quite sweet, and very full of cherry! Flavours remind me of a lot of other fruit also.
Clean and refreshing, but possibly too sweet. Some nice tangy acidity in there also, I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9283) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
Bottled 37.5 cl at 3 små rum, Göteborg, on February 5, 2016.
Clear brown color, small tan head. Sweet, almond paste, cherry scent. Sweet, cherries, light tart, some cherry seed/pip/stone taste, also tart cehrry to apples. Cherry aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, very low bitterness, but thereis some, likely more from cherry skin and stone than from hops?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3824) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2016
bottle - Red pour with a big cherry aroma. It’s sweet with a lot of cherry flavor. A lot. It seems like a natural flavor though and it’s good and full. Slight tartness. It’s quite enjoyable, really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Hopverdju (210) - BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2016
Donkerrood bier met weinig schuim. Geur: zoet, ingelegde krieken. Smaak: zeer zoet, Maraschino kersen! Matige koolzuurprikkel Afdronk: kunstmatige (ersatz) suiker. Te serveren aan mensen die geen bier maar zoet en kunstmatig lusten. Zonde van de Bacchus!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle, shared with Gripp brothers and others. Purplish pink, lively pink head. Aroma is big black cherry fruit, a bit of cork. Cherry juice palate, quite sugary actually, with just a kiss of tartness/light sourness. Too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hamirubi (405) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2015
Sample from a 37.5cl bottle (26 IX 2015), shared with De Meetjeslandse Bierproevers. I didn’t expect the beer to be this good. The view is nice too: Black and red coloured, with a yellow to brown foam. The nose has lots of chewing gum, cherries, raisins and dextrose. Making the flavours a bit artificial. Yet it is not a bad starter. With a medium sweetness and light sourness, this is a good sour red to drink along. The texture is creme-like, with a soft carbonation. Pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Theydon_Bois (14980) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle split at the Fiddler, Den Hague, 26/09/15. Reddish amber with a decent beige covering. Nose is cherry skins, straw, sweet berry, pretty basic. Taste comprises cherry drops, straw, light yeast esters, cherry syrup. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, a tarte fruit edge finally comes into play at the curtain call. Wats is this ? My first sour red ? Way to sweet ... fruit bier garbage juice !

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
SirLimpsalot (3119) - SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2015
@ Bryssel 15-10-30: Riktigt sött med mycket körsbär, men även lite skollim. Lätt att dricka men inte fantastisk gott

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gyllenbock (6480) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
A bit hazy dark red with a medium head. Really sweet with cherries, jam and some almonds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
26th September 2015
Bottle at the Fiddler brewpub, Den Haag. Hazy deep cherry red beer, big fluffy pink head. Cherry - kirsch nose. Palate is airy and mildly crisp. Taste follows the nose adding jammy cherry, sweet cherry and marzipan. I found this pretty drinkable but other will have furrowed brows and mutters about sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (8489) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle shared at The Fiddler. Pours clear red brown with a small off white head. Aroma of marzipan and sweet cherries. Flavour is light heavy sweet. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

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