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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2005
From A Bottle.Deep red in colour with no head,aroma is sour with some wet wood, taste is light sour fruity and very smooth.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (13532) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
Red- amber color; huge head. The aroma is vinous and quite sour. The taste is too simple, some (low) sweetness, very low sourness, no fruitness. Not the top.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Tobacco and balsamic vinegar notes with a sour fruit palate. Roast malt possibly some biscuit and specialB. Very soft wood hints witha drying refreshing acidity. Sour and dry finish with a bit of walnut acidity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2005
Bottled. Vineous, vinegary aroma. Slightly tart, acidic, balsamico vinegary taste. Somewhat sweet. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1810) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2004
Looks like an altbier, dark brown with a frothy light brown head. Aroma is sweet and sour, cider like. Quite a nice gently sour, fruity taste. Astringent. I like this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2004
Dark amber colored with a frothy long lasting light tan head. Dusty and sour woody aroma with cheesy tones. Mild flavor with some sourness. Malty, woody and grapefruity. Berry notes also. A classic example of a Flemish Sour Ale. Nice, but not very dangerous!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - OCT 2, 2004
Slight chocolate nose with some vinegar. Dark clear brown and a low lathery head. Earthy tones in the body with a tinge of sour towards the end. Then turns to tobacco a little. Varied profile of interesting flavors that is blended really well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2004
Brown colored brew with a nice medium off-white head. Very nice balsamico nose - the aged Modena. Dry and pockering cleaning taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (7722) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2004
Yellow-brown head, gone very fast; opaque dull red-brown beer. Superb nutty, lactic, woody and fruity nose, multitude of esters and acids and other superb organic compounds that build the greatness of Oud bruin. Flat beginning in the taste, then revived by lactic acid, the suspicion of acetic acid, woody impressions, and again hazelnut notes. A tad portwine or Madeira, but with a more sherry-like dryness. Medium bodied, very dry and dry-out effect, prickly, leaving one wondering where the first flat impression hailed from. "Bacchus" has always been one of my first favourites amongst Oud bruin. I cannot understand why it has become so hard to find, these days.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2004
Chestnut color with a beige head. The taste is a sweet beginning with some sourness. Finish with a funny bitterness.


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