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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (748) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Sample @ En Öl & Whiskymässa, Gothenburg 25/4-15. Fruity with cherries, sweet (a bit to sweet), light spicy notes.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrW (448) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2015
Bottle 37,5cl shared with Nils. Aroma had cherrycandies, a lot of sweetness, grass. Poured dark red, purple with a fading head, pinkish head. Taste had a lot of sweets, sugar, cherry, berries, yoghurt. Somewhere something off-tasting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1483) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
Sample @ En Öl & Whiskymässa 150425. Fruity and really sweet, light spicy, cherries and cinnamon, light to medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry with cherries.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (1297) - CROATIA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle, 375 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours deep red with pinkish head. Cherry aroma. Sweet cherries flavor, bit sourish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2718) - South Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2015
Paper wrapped bottle purchased and consumed in Scotland. With 15% cherries this should have ample, natural cherry flavor, and it does. The aroma is a little less appealing than the flavor. Ever so slightly more tart than sweet. Nice mouthfeel with medium+ but soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (1689) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2015
backlog rating, had this a while back, poured a deep red colour with a dark pink head. aroma of sweet ripe cherries, caramel sweetness, oak, strawberry, yoghurt, lactose, very bad sweet kriek but drinkable

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
axl (121) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
Sample @ MÖWF. Deep brown-red with slight gray head. Artificial aroma of cherries and perfume. Sweet cherry taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (340) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
UPDATED: APR 9, 2015 Bottle. Pours hazy deep red with a creamy pink head. Aromas of black cherries, marzipan and custard. Taste of rich cherry, custard, little bitterness and a little sour. Creamy texture and a soft carbonation but a sticky and rich mouthfeel. A fruity, cherry bitterness in the finish. Nice and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (714) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle - deep ruby red, kind of purple, with a fizzy light brown, pinkish head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma of black cherry, a little roasted malt and yeast. Taste starts off with sour black cherries followed by some toasty notes, hints of clove and cinnamon with a spicy and sour, dry finish. Medium, dry body with high carbonation. Good stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (567) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2015
375 ml bottle as a spontaneous purchase from Prisma supermarket. Sad to see so much paper go to waste for a small bottle like this... BB 05/2016. Pours a very deep dark red with a big slightly pinkish-beigeish top. Nose is dark cherry (yoghurt) with a bit of dusty spiciness, later on I get vanilla too. Modest fruity sweetness initially - was expecting worse because of the added sweeteners - then sour and somewhat bitter. Medium bodied, smooth on the palate with average carbonation and thankfully not a very sticky-syrupy mouthfeel. Finishes quite dry with some bitterness and cherry sourness. Low acidity. I’m really no fan of cherry beers but this one I can tolerate because the sweetness is not overpowering, it’s not like some of the terribly lemonady Lambic Krieks I’ve had. Something bothers me about this though.


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