RateBeer
overall
76
33
style
Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Ingelmunster, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (2667) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2007
dark red amber coloured body with a white head a sweet aroma a sweet sour taste and a dry sweet finich

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4774) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2007
Small bottle. Clear reddish-brown colour with a tan head that reduced to a rim. Interesting sour-sweet fruit aroma, some lactic character, even hints of marcipan. Nice lactic fruit flavours, mild marcipan character, dry finish. Quite sweet in the middle, though. Highly interesting, world-class if less sweet.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2007
Dirty redish-brown body topped by a short-lived beige head. At a tasting of popular belgium Flemish Sours (Duchesse, Rodenbach GC, Vlaamse, Queue de Charrue, Vichtenaar, etc.) the Bacchus came out more caramelized and felt a little bit sweeter than the others. The oak notes are not as prominent as I like them to be in a Flemish Sour. Attack of round creamy malts and a fruity sour finish. The too-soft carbonation makes it feel somewhat lifeless. Not bad per say but as far as Flemish Sours are concerned this one is as memorable as a Chef Boyardee meal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
250ml bottle. Dark brown beer with a light brown head. Aroma of malt vinegar, wood and red wine. Flavour is fairly sweet with a sour finish, woody and slightly metallic. Pretty much what I expected.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2007
Bottled. Artificial sugar aroma mixed with oak and iron. Brown color, small beige head, fair lace. Light sweet, light sour, hint of raisin, some iron, overall a bit neutral. Woody dry finish. Not very flavorful, Iím not impressed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2007
A Sim rate (25cl bottle from Utobeer): Divine aroma of black cherries, balsamic vinegar and the richest chocolate gateaux. Everything you would expect from a good Flemish Sour. Flavour is similar but not quite as tart as I would like. Nice cherry and sweet finish. The colour is more brown than red with a head that sticks. I love Flemish Sours so of course I liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jefcon (1363) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Draft. A nice flemish sour thatís really light on alcohol and lacks much of a finish. Too nondescript to stand up to Duchesse or Maredsous for mainline honors, but a front-end-loaded ale with good up-front sour notes and some spice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2007
Brown/reddish coloured brew. Fruity and vinegar-like aroma, but not unpleasant. Medium sour and fruity taste. Decent.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2007
Darker red to brown coloured beer with almost no carbonation and a medium to small off-white head. Little sour-sweet fruity aroma. Full palate. Finish is light sour fruity, with a tiny buttery aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 cask, the rake. Deep burgundy with shallow head. Smells like a muted flemish sour and is slightly artificial smelling. Itís sugary and smells a bit like grape kool aid. Taste a little like it too. Slightly sour tastes of grapes and balsamic. Eh.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 44 45 46  47  48 49 50 » 54


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50