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


on tap

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RATINGS: 600   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3084) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5077) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joeh (2049) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrus (4991) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jefcon (1491) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2007
Brown/reddish coloured brew. Fruity and vinegar-like aroma, but not unpleasant. Medium sour and fruity taste. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bart (2938) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reakt (949) - 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.

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