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


on tap

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Theydon_Bois (14285) - 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 (3022) - 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 (6285) - 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 (19649) - , 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 (8062) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Salmaneser (85) - BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2015
Sample @ Hamirubi’s place. Dark red, hazy beer. Aroma is dominated by cherries, very sweet. Taste is similar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omega (842) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2015
Much darker on the pour and also a little drier and heavier on the palate than the other krieks I have tried. A little more "winey" than the others as well with a kerosene character

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5068) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2015
375ml green glass bottle with a paper wrapped label pours a dark ruby red color with a finger of light pinkish head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated by cherries with some hints of yeast and grains. Taste is a cherry fruit and malty sweetness with a light cherry tartness and dry yeasty finish. Light bodied with abundant carbonation. Overall, a little sweeter than I like in a fruit beer, but still a nicely crafted and tasty brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alusmamuts (1159) - LATVIA - SEP 4, 2015
Amber with small yellowish head. Fruity aroma. Sour fruity taste (cherry), bit sweet, mild sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkydodson (761) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - AUG 29, 2015
the aroma is fruity with hints of toffee, cherry, plum and flowers... the taste is fruity and, a little bit, spicy, with notes of cherry, plum and sour apple... the aftertaste is sweet, sour and dry...

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