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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 658   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1925) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Aroma of tart apples, red grapes and champagne. Appearance is reddish brown with splotchy head. Flavor matched the nose, with a velvety cabernet body. Palate is creamy and cooling. Better than I expected.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6608) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Ruby red color/ no head. Nice bretty barnyard, dung hay aromas. Frothy light mouthfeel. Sharp toasted caramel, coloa bean flavors, very mild tartness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Dark brown beer with a wispy, thin head. Aroma- barn, malt, slight sour not much else. Flavor-mild sourness, slight oak. Overall a subdued Flemish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Poured into a snifter - dark reddish brown with small off white head looks like a nutbrown ale. Smell is dark cherries, oak, lemons. Taste is sour fruit, dark cherries, wine, oak and nice carbonation to back. Nice and sour with no sweetness, very nice for the style

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Pours a reddish brown color. Aromas of dark fruit, yeast, and a touch of wood. Flavor is tart, yeast, wood, not as sour as I would like. Kinda Blah.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
FlacoAlto (4127) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Sampled 1702, Tucson AZ; September 2009
This beer arrives from the tap served in a tulip glass. It is topped by a frothy, almost two-finger thick, amber tanned head. The beer is a darkish, brown-amber color that shows a deep, clear red color when held up to the light. The aroma smells quite fruity with rich cherry notes taking the lead role here. Tartness seems to be missing from the aroma, at least it isnít overly noticeable by me, though it is likely an acetic note that is bringing out the cherry notes. Cherry skin note add some complexity here and the nose smells somewhat sweet, other notes of childrenís aspiring and some berry notes add a hint of complexity to what is otherwise a somewhat weak aroma.

Despite the sweetness in the nose the beer tastes quite dry as it first hits my tongue. The beer is most definitely tart, thank goodness, despite not smelling tart at all. The flavor really comes off as washed out though, even watery somehow. There is a soft acetic presence along with a lactic sourness; this is more tart tasting than sour and there is a sweetness that kicks in towards the middle of each sip and continues through to the sweetness; this light sweetness tempers the tartness even more. The beer tastes fruity as well, though perhaps not as pronounced as it was in the flavor; cherry notes are most noticed, but perhaps there is a hint of raspberry as well. A hint of tannins adds some structure towards the finish and there is a very soft malt presence (a hint of toasted malt and a touch of caramel are just perceptible). Really the flavors are just too light here, I really feel like someone took the volume on a normal sour beer and muted the hell out of it. Fairly light bodied, though not overly thin, this beer seems made for quaffing by the pint.

There is quite a nice mix of flavors to this beer, but it really has just been watered down too much. A more concentrated version would likely be phenomenal & for this reason I find this beer quite disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a red brune body with a thin head. Tart acidic fruit tones, light cherry and wood y notes. A hint of vinegar and some light acidic warming to finish. Okay.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2009
bottle. Pours a translucent ruby-chestnut color, capped with a thin off-white head. Aroma of wood, caramel, and sour cherry. Flavor is fairly mild, with tart cherry, wood, and mild acetic acid the primary flavors. Thin bodied. Brief, mildly tart finish. this was pretty underwhelming.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brikelly (39) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Pours with a nice ruby color, but the aroma wasnít anything to right home about. Decent head that fades fast. The taste is very Lambic-ey, moderately sour. Iím not terribly impressed with it, to be honest. It was fine to try it but Iím not going to buy it again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wetherel (1860) - Cupertino, California, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Iím surprized I havenít rated this yet. Iíve seen it at several fests, including the Stone Sour Fests. Anywho. I bought this 375mL bottle at Texas Liquor in Carlsbad. Pours amber red. Leans dry. Tastes oxidized. Big bubble head fades fast. Thin. Not my favorite.


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