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


on tap

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RATINGS: 671   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2160) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2010
375 ml bottle a dark brown colored beer with a tiny beige head aroma wood sourness fruity caramel taste fruity like cherries and berries sourness and some sweetness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - MAR 15, 2010
pours rich amber with no head. high carbonation. aroma is light and fruity, slight tartness. drinks very similar to the nose. very light and light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 24, 2010
12.7 oz black fancy pants label. Dark ruby color. Aroma is distant, but some nice hints of cherries and berries. Flavor is cherries, lemon and a slight vinegar flavor. Lightly sour, not overdone. Sessionable. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21202) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Tap at Max’s. Brownish red. Aroma of plums and cherries. Flavor starts sweet and becomes progressively more sour. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Pours a brownish amber color with a fast fleeting spritzy head that reduces to a glassy surface. Smells of sour cherries and wet wood. Light to medium nectar with excellent carbonation. Mildly sour with a defined plumb like essence and a bone dry finish. Mildly complex yet pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2010
If this is a "typical Flemish beer", I feel bad for typical Flemish beer drinkers. Rather bland, lightly sweet, some carmel, very lightly tart, touch of cherry. Very watery finish. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Sampled at the 2010 Crescent Moon Extreme Beer Festival. Pours a dark reddish amber with a thin off-white head. Has a butterscotch bourbon aroma. There’s a mild tartness to the taste. Cherries and lemons. Has a very quick finish that leaves almost nothing on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Bottle thanks to 7ways!
Dark mahogany with a thick white head. Generally sweet nose of tart cherry, some lemon, caramel, and a touch of wood. The flavor is equally balanced, caramel and wood with light earth and lemon. Thin body, light carbonation. This would be really nice with a bit more carbonation and variety in the flavor. It’s pleasant as it is, kind of a flemish sour with the balsamic notes taken out. Reminds me of Vichtenaar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1485) - 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 (13996) - 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.

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