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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (369) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2015
Robe brune, reflets rouges. Nez assez monolithique sur la cerise. Bouche assez simple, du fruit, de la fraîcheur et de l’amertume, équilibrée mais loin en dessous d’une Oude Kriek.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Turtles (477) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
375ml bottle from Tesco, Prague. Dark amber, slightly off-white head that stays a long time, leaves lots of lacing. Sweet aroma, cherry, cranberry juice, strawberry jam. Sticky mouthfeel, pretty high carbonated, verry fizzy. The taste starts with sweet syrup and jam, strawberries, raspberries, cherries also the taste of sweeteners, then finish tart, lemon, lime. More sweet than sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyldeturkey101 (4) - - JUL 19, 2015 does not count
There?s a strong cherry flavour with the colour to much. Although a very pleasant beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vells (1000) - Riga, LATVIA - JUL 11, 2015
Bit surprise to see this one in sour red/brown category. To me its more like fruit beer. Huge syrupy cherries but feels ultra light tart, decent maltiness. Mostly sweet with light tartness, quite dry finish. Cherry kinda overpowers other aspects of this beer. Not bad, but quite not interesting

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brnandersen (2527) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2015
375 ml. bottle, shared. Dark brown colour with a reddish tinge. Creamy, light pink head. Sweet aroma with almond, cherries, caramel malts, light tart notes. Taste is sweet. Medium body with a creamy texture and a lively carbonation. Finishes sweet with almond and cherries. Too sweet for a sour, otherwise pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sokuzs1 (205) - - JUN 18, 2015
Aroma: sweet cherry, malty and acidic.in the background Taste: medium sweet, medium sour, cherry

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werthergoethe (145) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUN 11, 2015
неплохо& крик, хотя на мой вкус немного суховат, хотелос& бы чуть больше освежаю& кислинк& в послевк& легкая горчинк&

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Peter_L (1105) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2015
Flaska från belgianbeerfactory.com. Rödsvart vätska med centimetertjockt skum. Doftar bittermandel och körsbär. Söt inledning som går mot en lätt syra. Någonstans i avslutet skymtar hallonlaktrits fram, intressant.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
gEUS (1462) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
bottle at the Passchendaele Pub at Passendale. Pours dark red to unnaturally purple. Faint aroma of cherry bubblegum and caramel. Medium to big body due to the overload of sugar and syrups (which is even mentioned on the bottle). This is’nt exactly an example of a sour red/brown in my book. Waste of water.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gangstergafje (245) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
The beer has a beautiful chery color. The foam has a reddish brown hint, is rough and collapses quickly. The beer has a strong cherry aroma, a bit artificial if you ask me. The cherry aroma is so strong, there is no other aroma to be distinguished. The taste has te same cherry in it. It is the cherry flavor you have in cassis drink and cherry flavored candy. It never reminds me of real cherry, but it isn’t that bad. The beer is really sour, the bitternes of a normal beer is gone completely. The drink is not bad, but in my opinion, this isn’t beer. Just like Radler it is fruit lemonade with alcohol.


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