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


on tap

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RATINGS: 617   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
Bottle. Unclear light to medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, light acidic, red wine, wood. Flavor is moderate sweet, light acidic and sour with a average duration. (Very mild and refreshing). Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (101207)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2007
A beer with grapes drunk on bottle. Not really sour more sweetand fruit in the taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2007
Pours brown with sweet malty aroma. Flavor is malty, sweet and has some fruityness to it. Where is the sourness in this flemmish ale?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hugh (196) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2007
Bottle, new label "met wijnsmaak". Light bodied but pleasant vinous lightly sour flavour. An easy drinking oud bruin, and why not? If this were served in pints it would make sense.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
Cask @ Lowlander, London. Sour, citrus and vinegar nose. Dark brown, small head with creamy taste. Sour, sweet and mild. not complex. Coffee, caramel and malty. Light body, quite interesting but not enough. Some carbonation. Short malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle @ Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Dark amber pour with beige head. Aroma is marzipan / sweet & sour. Taste is much the same with dry finish. Not overly impressed, but there are worse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2007
On tap @ Brasserie Beck in Washington DC. Pours dark amber with a 1 finger creamy tan head. The nose is nice and sour with lots fo funk. Taste is nice on the front, has a lot of what I like in a sour, that unfortunately dies rather quickly and it could end being a much better brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3202) - 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 (5155) - 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 (6103) - 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.

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