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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: 679   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2585) - - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle shared. I totally love the style and this is a pretty good example, nicely smooth and balanced with plenty of flavors for the friendly abv. Classic!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (1414) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 10, 2016
Restrained, but complex aroma in a transparent red-black pour. Immensely appealing tart sour balance that matches or surpasses many of the trendy sours (from SF in particular). And at close to half the strength? That is a huge plus with me - hence the high rating.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (860) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2016
0.375 l bottle from Uba ja humal, Tallin. Appearance is dark brown with a white head. Aroma has chewing gum with fruits.Taste is slightly sour but mainly sweetish. Not as sour as some of the other beers of this style. Might be easier for beginners to start with this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LazyPyro (662) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2016
375ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Clear dark reddy brown colour with a thin off-white head. Aroma: fruity - berries, dried fruits, sugar, caramel malt. Taste: tart, sour fruit, berries, sugar, caramel. No bitterness, but good sweet and sour flavours. Not my thing though to be honest.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4867) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2016
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red/brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of lightly tart cherry, berry, raisin, plum, red grape, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light nuttiness, oak, hay, straw, herbal, light funk, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, oak, and dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart cherry, berry, raisin, plum, red grape, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light nuttiness, oak, hay, straw, herbal, light funk, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/acidic tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, berry, raisin, plum, red grape, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, oak, hay, straw, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, oak, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness fro macidity as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and lightly creamy/acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very good Flanders brown ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, oak, and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A bit tame on complexity, but still showcases nice classic style character overall. A very enjoyable offering.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
melush (3042) - SPAIN - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle 37,5cl @ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, Spain. A: Amberish brown. T: Malt, sweet, sour.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Flanfl (673) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUL 20, 2016
Deep ruby body, medium lasting beige head. Aroma of sour grape, funk, bread, sugar. Flavours of'sour grape, bread, sugar, funk. Medium sweet slightly tart finish. Ok, could have been more complex. Maybe with some aging. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (2225) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Bacchus by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck at Jabeerwocky Kwasne wisnie, taniny, slodkie jakies owoce tez, fajnie to pukladane, pasuje mi

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzerfaust (825) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JUN 9, 2016
375ml paper wrapped bottle from Beervana. Pours a clear dark mahogany with ruby hues and a small off-white airy head that diminishes quickly leaving a small lacing. Aroma is yeasty, acidic and fruity. Green plums, sour cherries, white grapes, vinegar and a touch of white wine. Interesting but I cannot help to find it a little bit subdued. Taste is tart, sour and very dry with vinegar, white wine, grapes, pommegranate and some unripe prickly pear as dominating flavors. Not really intense, and very dry, preventing the explosion of fruity expressiveness. Thin mouthfeel, a little bit watery. Seems quite sessionable (except for the price in Chile). Not bad, but I expected more considering the fancy packaging and the cask aging hype.


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