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


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RATINGS: 563   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (5866) - Montréal, 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 (2110) - 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 (3010) - 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 (2937) - 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 (4775) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2005
UPDATED: APR 6, 2006 (4/6/06, 25cl bottle, best by 5/06) Night and day from the last tasting to this one. Clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, oak, very inviting, obvious Flemish Sour. Taste is medium sweet, cherry, grape, some oak, sour. Light-medium body, somewhat watery. (8/3/7/3/14)

(9/24/05, 25cl bottle, best by 5/06) Big beige head atop a clear dark red-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, oak, light cherry. Taste is medium sweet, cherry, light oak, light sourness. Watery light body. Not enough tartness, comes across more akin to a soda, or perhaps a fruit beer. (5/3/4/2/8)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2005
This is like a low-carb version of a Flemish Sour. Nice deep purple/red/brown color, ring of lace around the edge. Aroma is sweet grapes and cherries. Flavor is lightly sour and very thin. What flavor it does have seems muted.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2005
bottle. Certainly not my favorite style but even with trying to be somewhat open minded, it is hard to find anything good to say about this brew. Deep brown with amber hues short white head. Every bit as sour as expected and more. I have a hard time coming up with a description of the taste because i typically shy away of anything that offensive. Not very good at all.

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