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


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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Van Honsebrouck is a family owned brewery in West Flanders Belgium. It makes a range if beers including Bacchus, a beer in the local style of the region. It is on this beer that the kriek and framboise is based, a premium fruit beer for which Belgium is well known. Hand wrapped and presented in half champagne bottles. This is a remarkable beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9766) - Ursel, - APR 13, 2012
Pink grapefruit-coloured, medium head over deep red beer with a brownish sheen. Heavy, syrupy-sweet smelling, raspberry jam, raspberry juice. Nearly tart, sweetish-sourish flavour; raspberries, but rather like pressed, concentrated juice, jelly or jam. Not an artificial impression, however. Feels rather well-carbonated; fruit-filled, nearly refreshing when served cold. Surprisingly better than expected. Just the nose keeps disappointing, as well as this filament of syrup propping up all the time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (687) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2017
330ml bottle. Deep, dark red with a lasting pinkish head. Aroma of (obviously) raspberries, which obviously dominate the flavour too but not overpoweringly so. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1636) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Aroma is clove, soured fruits, and slight funk. Taste is light sweet graims which are almost completely consumed by raspberry fruit juices. Sour and tart notes appear on finish. Overall its pretty refreshing but not overly complex. Appearance is an amber/pink with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (2110) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle at the Fat Cat, Norwich. Pours maroon brown with a small pinkish head. Aroma dominated by raspberry. Moderate sweetness and light bitterness, with a touch of sour. Medium body and sticky texture, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CyborgX (90) - THAILAND - JAN 17, 2017
Tap - pours a lovely ruby red. Taste is between sweet with a slight sour edge to stop the sweetness dominating too much. Low on alcohol, this goes down very easily and is very refreshing. Great for when you want to take a break from the deep dark strong stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1247) - SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Very dark red beer, Thin head. Rich, fruity aroma. Feels a bit thin and watery compared to Lindemans, say, but its a nice, crisp, fruity taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alex60 (256) - - OCT 18, 2016
Bouteille 37,5 cl - couleur rouge, mousse rose bonbon, odeur de framboise, got sur la framboise, peu sucre, agrable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9935) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle, sampled at Medicine Hat Beerfest 2016. Deep ruby hue, thick pink head. Raspberry jam with hints of oak and spice, lightly tart finish. Not really a sour at all, but a nice full bodied raspberry fruit beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (1016) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2016
375ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby with a medium, short lived, fizzy, pink head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet, fruity aroma of raspberries. Sweet, fruity flavour of raspberry, red wine and oak with a dry, tart, slightly acidic finish. Light body with an oily texture and lively carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (2486) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2016
Rating #2118 - 2015.10.09 - Sample from @49thParallelYEG - Pours a ruby red. Aromatics of raspberry jam. More raspberry jam sweetness than any real tart bruin notes. Colour is mystifying. Sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (1269) - Mons, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2016
Robe brune, fine mousse. Nez puissant sur des notes florales, des framboises fraches sur un fond lact et acidul. Bouche lattaque fruite, milieu de bouche un peu creux, fine bulle et finale assez courte. Une bire dt.

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