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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: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8247) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Cask @ Victorian Craft Beer Café, Halifax. Dark clear purple with a thin head. It’s cherry is stated in both aroma and taste with a mild sourness in its aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (2391) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Tap at bierhouse no1, riga. Clear dark red color, white head. Aroma has lots of cherries. Sweet cherry taste, nice sour kick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rotaman14 (551) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2016
Deep red to black colour, small pinkish head. Sugary aroma of cherries and toffee. Sweet fruity taste, light sourness. Juicy cherry aftertaste. Creamy palate with above average carbonation. Really nicely balanced for a fruit beer, not too sweet. Enjoyed it a lot.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lokis333 (350) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - MAY 20, 2016
Very deep red amber color with nice softly candiflos pink foam. Aromas of sweet cherries with slight hints of red wine? Quite simple and does remind of cherry syroup. Palate, light body with soft and smooth texture leaving sour tart finish. Taste is quite sour, sweet and slightly tart. Does taste of cherries, syroup and light vinigar. Overall, interesting, sour, but still sweet very much like cherry syroup.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (3152) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2016
Donker rood met lichte kraag. Aroma is zwaar zoete kersen met licht zuurtje en iets van vruchtensiroop. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, zwak bitter, redelijk frisse kersensmaken icm fruitzuurtje, limonade, mits goed gekoeld prima te drinken.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UjoKlobasa (516) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 23, 2016
On tap. Red blood color, clear liquid, pink head. Aroma of cherries, liquor, kvass and compote. Although heavy sweet, aroma is not artificial. Well done.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mesjasz (873) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 20, 2016
Butelka. Miedziano czerwony kolor, piana écru. Mocny zapach soku wiśniowego. Smak lekko kwaśny, dosyć słodki choć mniej niż framboisebier. W smaku głównie wiśnie, ale czuć też lekko zioła i kwiaty. No i cukier, sporo.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
graziano85 (417) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 14, 2016
Deep purple color, with a medium pink head. Aroma is sweet, with some artificial cherry notes. Taste is not too sweet, with some acidic finish. Not too bad, but I expected something better, since the oud bruin is quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (754) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
375ml bottle. Pours a clear red-brown with a small, fully dissipating, off-white head. Sweet aroma of cherries and a hint of oak. Sweet flavour of cherries and sugar with a hint of oak and a dry, tart, slightly acidic finish. Light body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice, easy drinking kriek.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (478) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2016
375ml bottle, nicely wrapped and presented. Pours a clear deep dark red/burgundy colour, with a medium sized pale pink head. Aroma of sweet cherries. Likewise the taste is also sweet cherries, malt, a hint of sourness, with a lightly acidic tart finish. Nice kriek.


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