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


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RATINGS: 623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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.

fidelis83's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Slightly hazy, darkish brown pour with a 1 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is tart fruit, light roast, toast, toasty and vanilla oak, dark caramel, earth and woody funk. Flavor is tart tree fruit, vinegar, toasty oak, vanilla, cereal, light earthy chocolate roast and nutty notes. Light body off dry leading to crisply dry and nicely acidic feel and fairly strong, spritzy carbonation. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omega (845) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 27, 2015
Little on the nose and found it on the whole to be rather flat with little sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
Aroma is sweet malts, soured grapes, very light candy sugar, and light funk. Taste is very much the same with some tang and sour notes on the tip. Not too complex however. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eManu (514) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2015
From a 375ml bottle with no labels but wrapped in silk paper. Pours mahogany brown with a nice creamy head. Aroma of sour grapes and oak. Flavors of sour grapes, oak, and hints of vanilla. Wonderful sour notes, and balance of dry dark fruits. With a little and pleasant sour and dry fish. Creating a wonderful moment. Highly recommend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (1217) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2015
DWF; From Det Gode Brygg. Gift wrapped 37, 5 cl. Pours large, dark brown with a moderate lasting, leaving lacing tan head. Nose is moderate, toasted malt, caramel, sour berries and spice. Taste is medium sweet, sour and bitter with a lasting berries finish. Body is medium, texture is is oily, carbonation is soft. 

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoNm (1898) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle at Brežiški Festival Piva. Pours a light brown color, chestnutty undertone, topped with a medium small tan colored head. Mild grape aroma, soury feel to it. Taste is exactly what the aroma narrates. Soury with fruits and grapes. Quite decent sourness but the good kinds. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2232) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
This is truly delectble. Tons of rich, caramel and acetic and sour notes. Big pour of slightly murky brown, burgundy, ruby and a head of slight off beige with a light carbonation. Sweet, bit of candied sugar. Aroma also has prunes, cherries and raisins. Tons of dried fruits, raisins, tart and sour notes, light acetic notes. Just a very nice, cozy brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
GoufCustom (1218) - HONG KONG - OCT 1, 2015

375 ml paper-wrapped plain bottle bought at Craftissimo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

Looks: Clear, deep burgundy colour; One and a quarter finger head and crumpety light beige foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant full malt, with fair red wine, very light balsamic vinegar, lactic, yoghurt, light grape skin, black cherry, light funk and very light tannic.

Taste: Moderately sour malt, with yoghurt, faint red vinegar, hint of red wine, very light wood barrel, and light yeast.

Body: Mid to light; Watery palate.

Mouth Feel: Like a diluted Oud Bruin. From maltyness, tartness, vinegar, wine, etc., all down to barely testable level. No fruitiness, almost no sweetness. Bare hint of funk, very light barrel. No!

Hoppiness: None, maybe a hint of lemon in nose. Otherwise it’s lowly tartness non-finish.

After Taste: Wet; Very light sour and easy to mouth.

Comments: Like the regular Rodenbach, this is water-downed to the point it trades the style richness for easy popular drinkability. There’s no point to put out a Oud Bruin that’s so devoid of tastes in rich malt, tartness, Balsamic and barrel. Feel like drinking water, even a fairly decent aroma can’t save this. Avoid!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 13, 2015
A superior oud bruin. I’ve seen this for years but tried for the first time on tap in Omaha at Darios. Nice mellow sourness with a lingering sweetness. Reddish brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niller (1079) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle@ølmesse, Voldby (29-08-15). Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma and taste is malts, berries, dried fruits, yeast, wood, sour notes. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (763) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - AUG 29, 2015
the aroma is caramel and fruity with hints of garden fruits, berries and some spices... the taste is fruity and creamy with notes of sour apple, dry wine, berries and plum... sweet, sour and dry finishing...

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