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

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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Turtles (497) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
375ml bottle from Tesco, Prague. Clear mahogany, small off-white head, no lacing. Aroma, sour cherries, nuts, wood. Fizzy, semi-tart mouthfeel. The taste is slightly tart, citrus, lemon, caramel, dark syrup. Short cherry/fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taxee (12) - - JUL 25, 2015
Not a lambic and not particularly sour. It does have a beer taste but no hops and no bitter taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
susonagger (88) - spain, - JUL 20, 2015
Cata: Graduación: 4,5º Temperatura de servicio: Entre 8ºC y 12ºC Tipo de vaso recomendado: Copa de vino espumoso. Aspecto: Color rojizo oscuro y apagado cercano al marrón, con una corona de espuma de amplitud media de algo más de 1 cm de espesor, aspecto cremoso y color amarillento que mengua con celeridad hasta dejar una fina capa sobre la superficie de apenas 1 mm de espesor, pero que aguanta hasta prácticamente el final de la copa. Carbonatación abundante de burbuja fina visible a través del vidrio por debajo de la corona de espuma, y rastros de encaje residuales notables pegados al cristal. Aroma: Suaves matices de caramelo, combinados con notas de frutos rojos, como bayas silvestres y principalmente cereza, con un toque agrio que recuerda al vinagre, y notas más tenues de roble. Sabor y textura: Cerveza de cuerpo ligero, perfil vinoso y sabor intenso, aunque no demasiado compleja. Carbónico de burbuja delicada, pero en buena cantidad. En boca destacan los matices dulces acaramelados, sobre los que se dispone un manto de notas afrutadas mitad dulces mitad ácidas, con fuertes reminiscencias a cerezas. El regusto de carácter agrio, deja una sensación de sequedad y ligera astringencia en la garganta. Se echa de menos un poco más de cuerpo y alcohol. Buena cerveza, pero por debajo de otras del estilo como la Goudenband de Liefmans, pero eso son palabras mayores

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (818) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle. Dark orange/reddish, small head. Aroma of sour cherries, some apples and tart citrus with low oaky and vinous aromas. In taste similar, the beer is meidum sour, dry with high carbonation. Quite easy drinking, not extremely sour, yet very fruity and drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smiley31 (9) - East Aurora, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2015 does not count
A delicious sour brew with a flavorful acidic finish. This beer carries a sweet wine like flavor that ignites the palate. This is something to enjoy with the feet up and the dogs playing!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (1284) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a red hue, with a creamy head receding to finger thickness. Aroma is balsamic vinegar, berries, dark fruits, wooden barrels and some light bretty notes with apples, as well as cherries and sugar. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is lightly tart fruity, with forest berries, plums and raspberries as well as notes of balsamic vinegar, wooden barrels and tannins. Tart semi dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (1018) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
Rouge sombre avec une grande mousse marron. L’arôme aigre un peu fruité. En bouche c’est un peu léger, mais avec plein de saveur. Les fruits aigres, un peu sucré, mais un peu artificielle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (497) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. Reddish-brown color, minimal head. Aroma like homemade wine: with hints of vinegar, wet skin, blue plum, a bit of malt and chocolate. Taste: sour, almost vinegary, wine, plums, gooseberry, interesting ale.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (966) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 23, 2015
Aroma: Medium floral, sweetness, sourness, cherries, Appearance: Clear, brown body with amber high-lights. Small, off-white head. Fair retention. Flavour: High sourness, initially. Medium sourness. Medium-light cherries, Medium-light sweetness. Dry finish, lingering sourness. Crisp Mouthfeel: Medium body. High carbonation. Overall: Very strong sourness on first sip! After initial sip, the sourness mellows. Very good beer. 375 ml bottle, poured, Thanks Andre! 17B. Flanders Red Ale

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (548) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 18, 2015
The pour is dark brown with some reddish highlights. Head of foam isn’t outrageous but firm and long lasting. Fruity notes both sweet and tart in the nose. Deep whiffs give me a bit of Brett. At least I think so. Fruity taste with a mix of sweet and sour. Identifying the fruit is, as usual, a chore for me. Black cherry, green apples. ? The base brown is there as well. But. .Oud Bruin style Ales do put the sour notes up front if they are done right. ..my opinion. Fairly light bodied with light carbonation, I find no fault with the mouthfeel. A very nice brew and I like having that little pull tab to help get to the cap. I will get more.


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