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


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RATINGS: 552   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (7909) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2004
Nice Flemish sour ale with a red-brown color and a small airy head.This ale has a fruity aroma with a light sweet touch.The taste is light sweet with hints of buttercakes,dried fruits,coitreau,black sour bread and malts.It has a mild afthertaste with a light sweet side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2004
Bottled: Red/brown coloured. Light brown small head that dies quickly. Is sweet and fruity in the aroma. The flavour is fruity (cherries) and has a somewhat flat sourness. Has a sweet, short and quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2004
Very deep chestnut brown colour. Sparse beige head. Vinous aroma with candied fruit and sweet medicinal notes. As expected, the flavours are sweet and sour with some acidity. However, the emphasis is on the sweet and tends towards the cloying. Less tart than I expected. Definite cherry boiled sweet accents. Tastes rather artificial. Quite soft finish with just a restrained sharp edge. Pleasant enough, but not as challenging as I had anticipated - certainly less assertive than Rodenbach. 250ml bottle (best before May 2005) from beersofeurope.co.uk

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2004
Bright auburn color. The nose is leather and barnyard, some light fruitiness with hints of cherry. The body is lightly tart and fruity. Finished dry and tart. Nice sour ale, found this in Peterborough of all places. Hmmm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5119) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2003
Clear redbrown color, short head. Aroma is caramel malty, sour cherry and wine. Sour and sweet malty taste. This beer is more a combination of an amber ale and a flemish sour ale. Not too good IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2003
Dark colour, small head. Malt, chocolate, acidic. Less refreshing than the rodenbach...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2003
Deep red in coolour. Aroma was of cherries, citrus, some acidity. The flavour just didn't do it for me, it was overly carbonated without much flavour. Finishes with a slight sourness. If the flavour was like the aroma, this would have be a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2003
Bottle. A well behaved example of a Flemish Red. There's some blood and guts in there, some acid dripping on raw meat chocolate, a raw turnip and sour cream cheese, but it doesn't have the wow of the Duchesse in all her naked glory. Give it a spank and send it to bed.

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