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


on tap

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RATINGS: 623   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1475) - Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Bottle pours a brilliant burnt ruby w/ a restrained khaki colored head. Aroma shows cranberry, pear, and some nice musty oak. Flavor leans more towards tart raspberry with tea and some more oak. Overall body is light-moderate and is only mildy tart and acidic. Definately a less aggressive, more entry level type of sour, but nice. Not overly complicated but refreshing and I could see myself drinking a few of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours brilliant, medium ruby with a tall beige head. Mildly tart and acidic aroma. Medium body with almost fizzy carbonation. Flavor is only lightly tart and acidic. Rather fresh and fruity. A bit astringent. Seems to be a bit woody in the finish. Bit like a popsicle stick. Light and refreshing. Would substitute for a rose sparkling wine - minus some AB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Serving 12.7 oz. bottle. I cant say Ive had much from this brewery so I am exicted to see what they have to offer. This one pours a very deep amber brown with a creamy, light tan head of fine bubbles. It does an excellent job of maintaining its head. The nose is faint with a slight sour note, hints of spice, apple, pear, and pale malt. The taste is a nice blend of sour and sweet. The sour is like a tart granny smith apple with the sweet being a bit of caramel. The combination works well even if it is simple. Relatively light in body, this is a very refreshing sour ale. Given its simplicity, I think its a great way to introduce someone to the world of sours. The finish is clean and all I am left with is a desire for another taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JAN 14, 2010
On tap at Sergios. Beautiful brownish red with minimal head. Sweet dark fruit and red wine notes on the aroma. Solid flavor, but not very sour or harsh. Light and slightly dry. Light and easy on the palate. Good, and very solid, just not outstanding. Get a Rodenbach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours brown with ruby red highlights and a big frothy tan head. Aroma has notes of lemonzest, bubblegum, some light bretty funk, moss, and dirt. Not bad. Flavor is mildew, green grapes, bread, rotten wood, plum skin, and coca cola. Aroma is decent, flavor is kind of gross. The mildew, coca cola, and earthy rot made this difficult to drink. Kind of weird. As the beer warmed, the harsh flavors mellowed out significantly and this became much more drinkable. Still not good, but not terrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1823) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Aroma of tart apples, red grapes and champagne. Appearance is reddish brown with splotchy head. Flavor matched the nose, with a velvety cabernet body. Palate is creamy and cooling. Better than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Ruby red color/ no head. Nice bretty barnyard, dung hay aromas. Frothy light mouthfeel. Sharp toasted caramel, coloa bean flavors, very mild tartness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Dark brown beer with a wispy, thin head. Aroma- barn, malt, slight sour not much else. Flavor-mild sourness, slight oak. Overall a subdued Flemish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Poured into a snifter - dark reddish brown with small off white head looks like a nutbrown ale. Smell is dark cherries, oak, lemons. Taste is sour fruit, dark cherries, wine, oak and nice carbonation to back. Nice and sour with no sweetness, very nice for the style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (3372) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Pours a reddish brown color. Aromas of dark fruit, yeast, and a touch of wood. Flavor is tart, yeast, wood, not as sour as I would like. Kinda Blah.

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