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


on tap

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RATINGS: 674   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
2004st4s (33) - Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle dated 090414. Very good young Flemish style ale. Pours dark brown with rudy notes, fairly clear (no bottle sediment). Sour notes overpower the aroma. Sour acetic taste with great after notes of sour cherry & oak. Good ’funk’iness and mouthfeel, low carbonation. Almost winelike. Great beer, will buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2010
(draft @ Tap and Mallet - Rochester, NY) Dark brown pour with a fluffy tan head. Nice and rich sour and funk aroma with some good hints of oak and vinegar. Flavor is rich and sour as well at the start. Good funk and tart notes with a lightly acidic finish and aftertaste. Some mild sweetness on the finish as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2010
375ml Bottle: Aroma of tart fruit, wood, oak, and some acetic acid. Poured deep amber in color with a small, tan head that disappeared, except for around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium tart, lightly sweet, and metallic. Tastes of tart fruit, metal, acetic acid, slight oak, and a hint of cherry. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Medium tart, metallic, oak and sour cherry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Sample from bottle, Glunz Beer Expo, April ’10. Brown in color, but a little clearer than the sour brown ales I’ve known. A little bit of foam from the bottle. Lightly tart smell. At 5% abv (the description I have says it is), this is directed to the table instead of the cellar. A tart cherry flavor, not overwhelming, but it’s matched up to the malt to produce just a nice bit of sweetness, and with tartness again rather than any bitterness. Very well made. Goes down nicely, like a Berliner Weisse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5700) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2010 Location: Draft at Rattle ’N’ Hum, 7/25/10

Aroma: The nose of some sour fruits, yeast, and a little spice
Appearance: It pours a hazy reddish color with scatted lace from the off-white head
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose, sour, fruits, and malts
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a decent mouthfeel
Overall Impression: I thought this one was decent. It is a solid sour beer, but not special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
On tap at Churchills after a day at lost abbey. Lacking body but tasty. First time at Churchills.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3096) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2010
The aroma is fruity, vinegar, spicy, brown mustard, berries. The soiurness doesn’t overpower here. The appearance is a reddish brown, lots of carbonation, light brown head. The flavor is again spicy brown mustard, vinegar, and sour cherries. The finish is sour fruit. The body is on the thin side of medium. Decent sour. I think it’s better than its ratings average implies.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid rby red with substantial 4 finger off-white head. Nose is sour mashy fruit, earthy peaty malt. Tastes tart, earthy, malty, with berry and sour cherry flavors, This is a rock solid sour ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle (which claims a bottled on date (should be a bb date) of 090414). Pours with a minimal off-white head over a hazed brown body. Red wine, raspberries, brown sugar, lacto, sour, earth, cherry pits. Taste is sour, wine, jammy, only a little bit of the sweet-meaty taste I hate is some traditional Belgian Flemish reds/browns. Lots of fruit notes. Not super sour, but maybe a 5/10. Dry. Pretty good. Light bubbles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Raspberry and sweet strawberry on the nose with hints of funk. Pours reddish amber with a solid white head. Very mild flavor, raspberry and cherries with very mild tartness, finishes very dry. Not bad.

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