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


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RATINGS: 586   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Castle Brewery Van Honsebrouck's Bacchus: Flemish red, a finger of lopsided (?) head, fades quickly; mid-dark reddish brown; Smell: pretty good amount of tartaric, raisin; Taste/Mouthfeel: nicely active carbonation, moderate tartaric, black cherry, kinda dry; good; 4.5% ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (731) - LATVIA - APR 11, 2015
Dark brown/red with medium beige head. Sweet and sour fruity aroma. Sour dry taste with minimal balancing sweetness, full of sout fruit chrry-like notes. Slight bitterness at he end. Dry sour aftertaste. Refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1559) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2015
375 mL bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA (bottled May 22, 2014). Light brown pour with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma of apple juice, tart fruit, and light cider vinegar. Taste of green apple, cherry, and lemon zest with noticeable oak on the finish. This is a nicely done beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1444) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Brown pour with flecks of red. Slightly "sour", but definitely more malt forward that most beers of the same style. Easy drinking. Distinct Belgian yeast flavoring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (2002) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015

Lukt: Syrlig duft av frukter.
Utseende: Rdbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Lite skum.
Smak: Sur rabarbra og andre syrlige frukter.
Hvor: Kjpt@Det Gode Brygg, Sandnes, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting hos Bryne
Medium: Flaske@375ml, ABV@4,5%, Nr@20.03.2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrW (444) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle with Nils. Dark Brown, tan fading head, sparkling. Wine aromas fill the room, paint, a bit Wood. Taste is more nuanced than expected. Dark fruit, berries, mildly acid, Minimal sour finish, fizzy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1935) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Nice flemmish red that has a decent sour level with a bit of acidity at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (2499) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 7, 2015
Brown color with a minimal and quickly diminishing off-white head. Aroma has notes of dry fruits, toasted malts, slightly caramel, some wooden notes as well. Flavor is very slightly sourish with light sweetness. Light final with some sweetness in the aftertaste and a slightly sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AbouAli (187) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Caramel and red fruit aromas. Its quite dry for a flemish red ale. Quite tart with a short tart final. Lack of complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Reddish brown pour with a dark beige head. Aroma is a little sour. Taste is a little sour, fruity, little dry, tasty overall. Nice lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle at first S&G tasting of the new semester. APPEARANCE: clear red brown beer, small stable off white head. NOSE: fruity, sour, oak. TASTE: fruity, sour, oak, dry.

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