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

bottled
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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, - DEC 31, 2010
Hint of metal in the aroma, lots of cherry and berry. Lovely colour. Teensy bit of hops. Smell of crisp, sweet malt.
The flavours are quite sweet, and very full of cherry! Flavours remind me of a lot of other fruit also.
Clean and refreshing, but possibly too sweet. Some nice tangy acidity in there also, I like it.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Werckmeister (3064) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 27, 2017
0,375l bottle at home courtesy of Biergreissler. BB 02-06-2017. dark brown color, small off-white head. smells of sweet cherries, sugar, bit nutty, marzipan, rather sweet smell. medium to full body, soft carbonation, rather full mouthfeel. tastes sweet, light cherries, bit grassy, candy. finishes rather sweet with notes of grass, cherries and candy. kinda like soda, kinda drinkable but just too sweet. not sure I can finish a whole bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (1879) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 17, 2017
F: medium size, tanned with pink tones, not long lasting. C: dark with red hue against the light, clear. A: cherries, bit of griotte alcohol, hint of strawberries, syrupy. T: 15% cherries, light red fruits, touch of lemon, candy, medium body, medium carbonation, quite tasty, enjoyed, 37,5cl bottle from Prik & Tik ABC Drinks in Leuven.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (1333) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2017
Ruby red good head and lacing. Taste cocktail cherry subtle tartness enjoyable summer beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evannell (1023) - Krakw, POLAND - MAR 26, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2017 Piwo wygląda bardzo ładnie.Głęboki malinowo-wiśniowy kolor; rżowawa, dość obfita, w miarę gęsta piana. Zapach wiśni i marcepanu, trochę pralinkowy, lekko kwasowo-octowy. W smaku wiśniowa bomba. Słodycz na umiarkowanym poziomie, kwaśność rwnież. Naprawdę wyważone piwo. Myślę, że dość łatwe do wypicia dla każdego.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (8896) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2017
on tap at le saint-bock, mtl. unclear medium dark copper-red pour with a nice reviving pink head offering some retention and lacing. sweet cherries, mulled wine, other sweetness - berry jam sweetened with white refined sugar; cloves, cinnamon, pepper et al., very light tartness - not only citric acidity. moderate carbonation, light body - oily; faintly tart and sweet woodsy finish. sweet and linear but inoffensive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (1330) - SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Clear red beer, thin white head. Distinct cherry aroma and flavour. Some maltiness to it as well. The fruit is sharp and tangy but refreshing and not sickly at all. Nice, tangy aftertaste. A good beer anyway but itd be a great summer beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcinG (780) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Butelka 375ml. Ladny klarowny rubinowy kolor.piana srednia, o lekkim rozowym zabarwieniu, utrzymuje sie w szkle . Aromat dosc kwasny ..octowy lub winny z owocowym (wisniowym) akcentem. W smaku swietny balans pomidzy kwasna winna nuta a slodkimi owocowymi akcentami. Wisnia wyraznie aktywna pozostawia slodki-syropowy smak na finiszu. Dobre

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (2517) - Krakow, POLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Draught Aroma-cherries Appearance-ruby, clear, white foam, Taste-medium sourness, lightly bitter, light sweetness, Palate-medium body, slick feel, lively carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
themightyjag (540) - - DEC 24, 2016
375ml bottle from Morrisons. Thin pinkish head, nice lacing. Clear dark ruby-copper body. Cherry nose, a bit marzipan. Flavour is sour cherry, berry sweetness, lasting tart finish. Medium carbonation, mouthfeel is a bit thin, dry finish. The bottle is more than enough.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
motorhate (5) - - DEC 22, 2016 does not count
Bought from Morrisons supermarket. Nice aroma, strong smell of cherries. Sweet on the palate with a sweetish aftertaste. Not in the same league as some of the other Lambic Kriek beers around but nice all the same.


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