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

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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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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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.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
axl (87) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
Sample @ M÷WF. Deep brown-red with slight gray head. Artificial aroma of cherries and perfume. Sweet cherry taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Towey1989 (250) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy deep red with a creamy pink head. Aromas of black cherries, marzipan and custard. Taste is rich cherry, little bitterness and a little sour. Creamy and soft carbonation, sticky and rich mouthfeel. Fruity bitterness in the finish. Quite nice and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (679) - 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 (536) - 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. Iím really no fan of cherry beers but this one I can tolerate because the sweetness is not overpowering, itís not like some of the terribly lemonady Lambic Krieks Iíve had. Something bothers me about this though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4346) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2014
(bottle) clear deep ruby colour with a frothy reddish-beige head. aroma of candied cherries and green pears, with big notes of freshly mowed grass, some custard and marzipan. flavour is very sweet, with lots of cherry stones, a light lemon tartness, some more vanilla, caramel and a touch of alcohol. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1381) - PORTUGAL - DEC 16, 2014
37.5cl bottle. Dark reddish brown colour with a small thin pinkish head that quickly vanishes. Cherries, berries and spices in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is a bit light, what is not bad, with some sour notes in the finish. Overall, an enjoyable beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sdmmb (1117) - USA - DEC 4, 2014
Drunk from 37.5ck bottle bought in delhaize, Brussels. Overly sweet cherry flavoured Flemish brown ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (5135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2014
37.5cl Bottle at Tripel. Deep red colour, pinkish white head. Aroma of cherries, quite sweet but not really sugary, marzipan, light tartness. Flavour is light tart, medium sweet, cherries, marzipan, tart-bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3807) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle at Tripel. Hazy deep red pour with white head. Aroma of cherries, light lactic notes, black cherry yoghurt, light citric notes. Taste of cherries, light sourness, fruity sourness, mild lemon notes, mild earthy brett. Palate is med bodied with good carbonation. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (6810) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle. Red colour with a pink head. Aroma and flavour of cherries, tartness and malty notes.


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