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


on tap

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RATINGS: 674   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2009
On draft at 3 Floyds. Pours a clear dark ruby red mahogany with a light cream colored head. Vinous aroma of sour cherries, vinegar, cherry puree, and light funk. Taste is much the same as the aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2009
On draft @ FFF. Pours a dark almost black, stout like colour with a cream coloured head. Colour has a reddish tint. Vinous aroma of sour cherries, tart fruit and funk. Flavour of sour cherries, cranberries and tart fruits. Watery flavour with a dry and tarty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5393) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Cloudy brown/red pour, thin white head. Cherries, sweet caramel malt, and note of oak. Slightly sour, but mostly sweet red fruit. It’s a simple sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Tasted on tap. Pure sour cherry aroma with hints of rhubarb. Light tartness is perfectly balanced with the fruit flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JUL 15, 2009
Tap: fruity sweetness, mainly black currant, some sourness but too much, quite refreshing, some woody notes, some matallic notes, thin bodied, nice in a hot summer day

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHSRanders (2006) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle. Clear brown colour with large creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Sour aroma and flavor. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle at Delirium Café, Brussels. Pours reddish brown with a creamy off white head. Aromas of raspberries, sugar and dust. Semi tart flavour with notes of caramel, fruit and oak. Quite dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2009 Drank from the bottle into a chalice in Brussels. This was a surprising beer considering it came wrapped in a paper bag, didn’t know quite what to expect. The beer pours as brownish red with a red head. It smells tart but sweet. Very good tasting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Footed tulip poured draft at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Pours an almost blood red pour, a bit hazy, with big tannish red head that laces well sticks around throughly. Aromas are tart cherries, a good portion of oak and dryness, green apples, light malty sweetness. Tart, light sweetness. Initial is subtle sour cherries and fruit moving into smoothed out sweet malts, dry and oaky a good portion, green apple and cherry fruits, tart take a good portion but are smoothed out instead of sour dominant. Still, an impressive sour for the sessionability, doesn’t lose focus just prefers to be lighter fare. Finishes dry and tart. Cheers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MagnumPI (56) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2009
CASH CUB ! This is like a fruit beer without the fruit, but does seem to taste of fruit. Does that make sense? Its sour and stinks of it on opening but it doesnt overpower you on drinking. Its small and goes down easy and definitely creaks of Kriek. Its a pleasure to look at, and is an all round nice sour, but lets face it, this aint a Rodenbach Grand Cru. Tidy beer though for the price

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