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


on tap

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RATINGS: 536   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Lightly hazy, brownish amber color. Sour patch kids aroma. It’s sweet but lightly sour (very candy like). A bit sharp but pleasant with a hint of balsamic. Very enjoyable. The flavor is interesting and overall easy to enjoy (unlike the more demanding La Folie). Lightly sour fruit (peach and leachy) and some semi-sweetness. If there are any “barn yard” flavors they are subdued and secondary. The body is medium and smooth with an easy carbonation (gets a bit watery in mouth feel as it warms). I’ve had a few sour ales, but the ones I’ve had up to this point have been to demanding for my palette. I really enjoyed this and thought of it as beginner sour ale. Thanks Boutip!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2909) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2005
Bottle, thanks for the trade Boutip. Dark brown, small bubbly tan head. Semi-sour aroma. Medium silky mouthfeel. Sour taste but not mouth puckering. There is a nice underlying sweetness here. The medium body balances the sweetness quite nicely. Very simple - not a ton of flavour. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2005 Iv been getin soo into these flemish sour ales of recent times that i just feel as though every beer i taste should be like them. This is a great example and very similar to the Vichtenaar i had last week. Aroma is complex with red wine vinigar adding to pickled beetroot and some red wine too. Taste is great with not to much sweetness as a good thing. Alround such a great great beer that i could drink for days.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (5652) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2005
Bouteille de 250 ml obtenue via les Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de vin rouge et de dattes. Apparence: La couleur est brune moyennement opaque avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col pétillant et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût boisé et sucré. La durée de l’arrière goût est longue. Palette: Le corps est moyen et la texture minérale. L’effervescence en bouche est forte. Sensation de pétillement en arrière goût. (Rating #345)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Very pretty dark, clear mahogany, no head. Aroma of red wine, light brett and fruitness. Flavor has notes of berries, sour cherries, red wine, some caramel and a little bit of dark fruit. Lightly sweet, lightly sour. Medium bodied with very lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorqui (2093) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 3, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 Bottled 0,25L. Compact and of medium persistence foam. Clear mahogany/red color, pinkish reflexion. Elegant and escaping. Flowery and fresh scent; notes of humid forest and small red yield, light alcoholic rumors. Acidulous taste, balanced and lightly dry on the end. Vinous and persistent end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2005
Pours a clear reddish brown color with a thin offwhite head. Dominant oak aroma with underlying sour cherries. Mild flavor of oak and sour cherries. The body has a light to medium thickness with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. It’s a very mellow flemish sour, it gets boring real fast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2898) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
Deep reddish-winey brown color, with a frothy tan-colored head, oaky, winey, essence of cherry , with a tart note in the nose, follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sour and tart flavors, and a good acidity, winey, wet wood character, leading towards a tart fruity finish. Still my favorite style of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
Aroma:sour,cherry... Appearance:dark-red-brown,li head... Flavor:sour,cheery and think light vanilla flavor....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4646) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2005
Bottle: Poured a clear red colored beer with a small head that quickly disappeared. Aroma of oak is clearly present thought not has much as in other example such as Rodenbach. Taste is slightly tart with some nice touch of oak and very subtle cheery. Probably of the best effort from this brewery.

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