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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 637   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4
   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (731) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Murky brown pour, small tan head. Mild aroma, earthy, a little acidic. Taste is similarly subdued sour ale, berries / fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (3319) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2016
The style my mother aways drank. Clear ruby, tanned lacing foam head. Nice sour aroma and light sour taste. Real drink kick on first sip. Nice. (Velp 201602)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cristobal37 (539) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 31, 2016
Ruby red brown with minimal head. Strong cellar and vinegar yeasty aroma. Taste is quite mild but similar to aroma. Tongue tickling acidity with a sweetness of burnt sugar somewhere under the sourness. A bit watery at the end. Not bad, but I think this Flemish brown style ain’t for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1805) - Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle from Cambridge Blue. Mid brown with little carbonation and a small off-white head. Light smell of vinegar, cherry and cola nut. Slight sour taste. Not much personality or flavour but it’s pleasant. The well-carbonated palate is truly lively, as is the gently fruity soy aftertaste. Not the best Oud Bruin but it grows on me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopverdju (211) - BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
Donkerbruin bier met fijn schuim die vlug verdwijnt. Geur: zurig, fruitig. Smaak: dorstlessend Zuur – zoetig. Sprankelende koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: Zurig, uitvloeiend met iets licht zoetig. 1 van de betere Vlaams oud bruine die men enkel zo vers mogelijk zou mogen drinken!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2931) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
Dark reddish brown with a small off white head. Fruity and oak tones. Fruit, oak, malt and acidity. Medium body with a nice fruity / sour finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1489) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle to RBAG 2015 tulip Consummation: It’s brown, but it’s Flemishly sour. Yum. Adjunct: Light yeast and caramel stand out in the aroma, looks great, balanced sour and sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
davidezdonz (142) - , HONG KONG - DEC 23, 2015
A 375ml wrapped bottle with a best before date of 25th November 2016 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass. It poured a clear dark brown colour with a less than one finger tanned head that dissipated quickly but leaves some nice stringy lacing. Aromas are mainly tart cherries with some grape, apple juice and vinegary elements. Taste is similar to the aromas with tart cherry sourness and grape bubblegum sweetness with hints of apple juice and brown sugar. Light bodied, with mid to high carbonation. Overall this was better than the Kriekenbier version that I tried before. However, unfortunately, according to the wrapping, it seems they add Stevia to the beer. I don’t use sugar substitute sweeteners in anything ever, and I don’t see why I need to start doing so in beers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1961) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Draft that pours a medium to dark brown soft mellow wine like sour. Aroma is mild and smooth. The flavor is mild to medium sour with wine characteristics. Not overly sour easy to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4161) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Deep red/ brown. white head. Aroma is sour and has a vegetal pepper quality. Flavor is very dry, tart, and sour. Minimal sweetness. Very dry palate.


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