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


on tap

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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
geophagus (616) - Lubin, POLAND - FEB 1, 2015
(Bottle 0.33, half of bottle, 16 months after best before) Brown, transparent colour with red flashes. Very small, off white bubble head, rapidly falling to foam. Minimal lacing. Light body, watery texture, low carbonation. Aroma: Woody, vinegary, sour, sour apples, moderate aromas from brettanomyces, second caramel malts. Taste is watery, moderate sour, vinegary, medium tart. Short light tart finish.Balaced, easy to drink but a bit weak in aroma and boring in taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6926) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2015
(Bottle, Delirium Café, Brussels, 26 Oct 2014) Dark reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with notes of caramel, oak wood, dark bread and a slight acidity. Malty, slightly vinous nose with caramel, dark fruit, oak wood and a gentle acidity in fairly dry finish. Light to medium body, quite dry. Tasty and well balanced with a light acidity, possibly a bit on the thin side. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (869) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Lactic sour aroma with some dark fruit and woodyness. Maybe a bit watery palate and sour is maybe 3 of 10 sour. Bit light and lacking body, but good flavors and a nice sour overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgis (290) - - JAN 14, 2015
Very white foam! Intense dark brown color. Sour refreshing fruity. Bit flat and simple but still memorable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Nicolas_M (92) - BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Description talked about a wine-like beer, and it wasn’t false. I would add "watery-like". It will - with difficulty - please beer drinkers and wine drinkers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Ulysse (299) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Very short lived expired sweet apple juice followed by a watery tasteless oblivion. Too weak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
florent.janssens (209) - - DEC 31, 2014
Bière qui fait penser au vin avec un côté acide. L’arrière goût est inexistant. Bière qui ne vaut vraiment pas le coup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wanne (58) - - DEC 26, 2014
Appearance is between bordeaux-red and brown, with a white head that rapidly vanishes. Aroma off red fruits, which also reappears in the taste. This, in combination with a medium sour taste, gives the beer a winey taste. Love the beer, love the style of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heyden (110) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2014
Having this two years past best before date, so not sure what effect this has had on the beer. Definitely winey and acidic as the label suggests. Would be good to try again fresh. Haven’t dipped my toes into sour style beers too much

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ghostbeer (51) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Super interesting and just a unique glass of beer. Reddish highlights and a pleasant earthiness to the aroma. Complex taste that went from sweet to savory with fruit and wood only to end up sour on the back of my tongue and roof of my mouth. Drooling, I went for another sip.

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