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


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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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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   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybion (54) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle, 375 ml. Pours deep, clear read with a large amount of soapy light pink head. Very yeasty on the nose; of a farmyard and cheesy aroma. As expected, a big hit of cherry on the nose as well, which mostly drowns out a slight citrus note also present. Taste is extremely sweet and fruity, with cherries now drowning everything out to begin with, with yeasty and bready notes only emerging on the finish. There’s a slight sourness on the edge as well. Little reminiscent of certain popular Swedish ciders, though with a bit more complexity to it (though that isn’t saying a whole lot!). Texture is quite oily and carbonation is minimal despite the large head, meaning that this one goes down very smoothly. A little too one dimensional and overtly sweet, but enjoyable enough and may serve as a gateway for fans of aforementioned Swedish ciders to move on to better things!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JefVerstraete (1193) - BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
Red brown colour, pink/white foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet aroma of cherries with some soft sour note. Also brown sugar and syrupy candy. Not very well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lillmuffin (56) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Redish colour. Aroma of red berries and sparkling wine. Taste of citrus, Cherries. Sour and sweet. Great for desserts!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
veceo (318) - CROATIA - JUN 27, 2014
Reddish brown color, average sized creamy brownish head. Medium body, soft carbonation. Strong cherry aroma. Medium sweet, light sour taste with sour cherries in dryish aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
yy0pp (485) - - JUN 26, 2014
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
car13many (27) - POLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Cherry aroma. Amber red color with light white (little red) head. Cherry taste. Little draught. The best flavour beer I have ever drunk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mateuszk (178) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Draught. Red brown, very good beige head with lacing. In aroma sweet, cherries, syrup. In taste similar, sweet, low bitterness. Good but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tampierre (753) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 10, 2014
Bottled , Prague , CZ , Malt,tart,marzipan and strong cherry aroma , Deep dark red color with bigger head , Sweet taste with sour finish , Medium body , Lively carbon , Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Burgers (267) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Hazy red. Bubbly pinky head disappears quickly. Cherry aroma, with a bit of citrus. Taste sour and sweet. Oxalic acid on the teeth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (1990) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2014
Flaska från Beernavigator. Brunröd, klar vätska med krämigt lågt ljusbrunrött skum. Stor doft av söta solmogna körsbär som är trevlig och inte alls artificiell. Söt smak med mycket körsbär. Lite som en söt cider, väl dold alkohol, fin körsbärssmak men tyvärr alldeles för söt. Funkar ändå väl kyld i solen med några isbitar i. Bra smaker som inte är artificiella. Trevlig trots för stor sötma.

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