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


on tap

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RATINGS: 622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A typical Flemish beer with a pleasant wine-like taste and a rich past. This dark brown beer, which is matured in oak casks, has a slightly acid aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smiley31 (11) - East Aurora, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2015
A delicious sour brew with a flavorful acidic finish. This beer carries a sweet wine like flavor that ignites the palate. This is something to enjoy with the feet up and the dogs playing!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (1432) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a red hue, with a creamy head receding to finger thickness. Aroma is balsamic vinegar, berries, dark fruits, wooden barrels and some light bretty notes with apples, as well as cherries and sugar. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is lightly tart fruity, with forest berries, plums and raspberries as well as notes of balsamic vinegar, wooden barrels and tannins. Tart semi dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (1107) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
Rouge sombre avec une grande mousse marron. L’arôme aigre un peu fruité. En bouche c’est un peu léger, mais avec plein de saveur. Les fruits aigres, un peu sucré, mais un peu artificielle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (964) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. Reddish-brown color, minimal head. Aroma like homemade wine: with hints of vinegar, wet skin, blue plum, a bit of malt and chocolate. Taste: sour, almost vinegary, wine, plums, gooseberry, interesting ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (1038) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 23, 2015
Aroma: Medium floral, sweetness, sourness, cherries, Appearance: Clear, brown body with amber high-lights. Small, off-white head. Fair retention. Flavour: High sourness, initially. Medium sourness. Medium-light cherries, Medium-light sweetness. Dry finish, lingering sourness. Crisp Mouthfeel: Medium body. High carbonation. Overall: Very strong sourness on first sip! After initial sip, the sourness mellows. Very good beer. 375 ml bottle, poured, Thanks Andre! 17B. Flanders Red Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (610) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 18, 2015
The pour is dark brown with some reddish highlights. Head of foam isn’t outrageous but firm and long lasting. Fruity notes both sweet and tart in the nose. Deep whiffs give me a bit of Brett. At least I think so. Fruity taste with a mix of sweet and sour. Identifying the fruit is, as usual, a chore for me. Black cherry, green apples. ? The base brown is there as well. But. .Oud Bruin style Ales do put the sour notes up front if they are done right. ..my opinion. Fairly light bodied with light carbonation, I find no fault with the mouthfeel. A very nice brew and I like having that little pull tab to help get to the cap. I will get more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (670) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Lightly reddish brown colour, beige foamy head that nicely laces the beer. Aroma and taste are mainly dry and tard/sour cherries and green apples, but have some vinous, oaky vanilla and sweet roasted malty tones too. Finish is short and dry. Lively carbonation, light body. Refreshing and light, making it more drinkable than similar Flemish browns like Rodenbach and Duchesse, and just a pinch less complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarrelAndBeer (11) - Wien, - MAY 12, 2015
Aroma of raisins and malts; not very strong. Taste is little bit tart, some fruit, caramelly malts in the background, a hint of oukiness. Medium sweet, medium sour. Softer and less complex than Rodenbach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (941) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 10, 2015
Spontaneous purchase from Järve Selver in Tallinn (375 ml / € 4.09). Too bad about so much paper going to waste... BB in 07/2016. Clear brownish red colour. Head big but drops fast, leaving a thick layer and little lacing. Excellent retention (still there after an hour!). Beige. The nose is fruity (as in near rotten apples), sweet, tart, cherry, maybe even a bit of vanilla, citrus. Tastes acidic, sweet, a lot of tartness in mid-taste, finishing woody and somewhat stale. A watery effect on the palate. Sticky texture. Yum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
[Ölresa i Bryssel med Wihlan 2015] brun i kroppen, syrlig belgisk smak. Högt brunt skum.

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