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

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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
rcasta (855) - - MAY 10, 2012
esta si era puera mierda gracias a Alain en la ltima alucinacin tuvimos birria de frutas. que desperdicio de birrias pero se bebieron


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mviljamaa (92) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - APR 23, 2017
Pours with little foam. Color is nice clear dark red. Aroma has fresh raspberry, some preserved cherry and painted leather. Palate is fairly well balanced and has both oily and dry components. Carbonation is quite sharp, but nice. Taste has nice fresh raspberry flavour and some ale-like undernote thats not too pronounced. Slight hop notes. Nice bit of dryness, but not too much. A very enjoyable and refreshing drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (6204) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2017
Dark red brown colour. Aroma and flavour are really intense with raspberries. The 12.5% fruit content is really noticeable. Perhaps slightly more sweet than sour. Very pleasant Fruit beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (12061) - Troms, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2017
Bottle at Fat Cat in Norwich, thanks to Grumbo for sharing. Red brown body. Naked surface. Sweet berry skins on the nose. Raspberry juicy flavours with a sweet and tart ending. Refreshing to a certain degree (18.02.2017)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (735) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1658) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (2429) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CyborgX (96) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1301) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alex60 (267) - - OCT 18, 2016
Bouteille 37,5 cl - couleur rouge, mousse rose bonbon, odeur de framboise, got sur la framboise, peu sucre, agrable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (10048) - 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.


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