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


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RATINGS: 600   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.

KajII's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
375ml Bottle. The pour was a murky medium chestnut brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that receded at a steady pace, down to a light scattered film and medium collar with excellent full sheeting of lacing. The aroma was of a toasted sweet grain malt and a musty Belgian yeast with notes of candi sugar, dark fruit (plums and cherries), a hint of red wine and a light oak cask presence. The taste was sweetly tart and rather yeasty with a large dose of dark fruit (plums I believe) and a hint of candi sugar that lasted throughout, with the finish having a mild wine presence, a touch of sour berries and a light woody taste towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with a bold fruity tartness left lying on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was a shade or two below medium in body and lightly dry in texture with a strong fizzy carbonation. Overall this was a nice fruity brew that that possessed a somewhat bold tartness along with a mild sweet candi flavor, which worked very well together to make sure that no one characteristic overpowered the other... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (1006) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (359) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (921) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (535) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (564) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Lightly reddish brown colour, beige foamy head that nicely laces the beer. Aroma and taste are mainly dry and tard/sour cherries and green apples, but have some vinous, oaky vanilla and sweet roasted malty tones too. Finish is short and dry. Lively carbonation, light body. Refreshing and light, making it more drinkable than similar Flemish browns like Rodenbach and Duchesse, and just a pinch less complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarrelAndBeer (11) - Wien, - MAY 12, 2015
Aroma of raisins and malts; not very strong. Taste is little bit tart, some fruit, caramelly malts in the background, a hint of oukiness. Medium sweet, medium sour. Softer and less complex than Rodenbach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (658) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 10, 2015
Spontaneous purchase from Järve Selver in Tallinn (375 ml / € 4.09). Too bad about so much paper going to waste... BB in 07/2016. Clear brownish red colour. Head big but drops fast, leaving a thick layer and little lacing. Excellent retention (still there after an hour!). Beige. The nose is fruity (as in near rotten apples), sweet, tart, cherry, maybe even a bit of vanilla, citrus. Tastes acidic, sweet, a lot of tartness in mid-taste, finishing woody and somewhat stale. A watery effect on the palate. Sticky texture. Yum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
[Ölresa i Bryssel med Wihlan 2015] brun i kroppen, syrlig belgisk smak. Högt brunt skum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (2133) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 4, 2015
At a tasting, many thanks, very cloudy lightish brown color with some rusty hues, aroma of sour fruits, mainly cherries with touches of vanila, metal and sour bread, flavor of plums, nectarine and some cherries. lingering fruity sourness. Really good and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (638) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 30, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashi’s place. Thanks Tom L. Clear light amber-brown with no head. Aroma of sweet cherry liqueur. Sweet-sour cherry liqueur flavor, a bit acidic, kind of champagne, fruity with semi-dry finish. Lively carbonation, light to medium-bodied. Very good.

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