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


on tap

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RATINGS: 687   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (4745) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - NOV 12, 2016
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a dark rugged brown color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated immediately. Some messy lacing. The aroma starts with some apple cider vinegar, lean sour to sweet with an embracing caramel loved malt. Some green apple fresh tartness flows over the soured malts. The flavor blends the sour to the sweet. Green apple sticky aftertaste leading on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat between a light and a medium on the body. Semi-sessionable sort of mild sour and then sweet sort of funky and then oatiness. Overall, this is a good Flanders Red ale that I could have again, preferably in warmer weather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
janubio (761) - SPAIN - OCT 25, 2016
Pours an opaque red colour, with a medium head that fades soon, leaving a lace that draws figures on the glass. Aroma of grapes, sherry wine, cherries, vinegar. Medium body, with a creamy palate and an average carbonation. Taste is sour, grapes, cherries, wood, sherrie wine, vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
exRAID (154) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 23, 2016
Цвет приятны& очень кислый и в аромате и на вкус, иногда хочется и таких экземпл&

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
Rating #2144 - 2015.11.02 - Tasting @colordevino_yeg with @49thParallelYEG -Hazy reddish brown pour, medium white head. Aroma is super bretty, lots of yeast on the nose - some oaky notes, sour cherries, wildflowers, honey, soapyness. Mouthfeel is clean, medium carbonation. Quite complex, the sourness is tempered with a fair amount of body, and lots of tart cherry. A fantastic Flanders-style beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ysok02 (1321) - Mons, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2016
Robe brune, mousse peu persistante. Nez puissant sur la vanille, le bois, le chocolat blanc, la cerise acidule, assez complexe. Bouche lattaque acidule, de la tension, mais un certain manque de fruit et de complexit par rapport au nez, fine bulle et finale acidule. Agrable mais pas transcendante.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (3851) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2016
August 31, 2016. Bottle, Deep red with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is sour, sweet fruity and vinous with sweet cherries, grapes, toffee, notes of raspberries, vinegar and oak. Taste is light to medium sweet, soft sour. Finish is quite short and a bit watery, light fruity sour cherry notes, some lemon, a touch of berry sweetness, hints of wood and vinegar. Light to medium bodied, a bit watery feel, average carbonation.
Alright, a bit bland.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blueshawk (465)
- Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2016
- braun-schwarze Farbe mit leichter Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Zitrone, Pflaume, Holz und etwas Honig - sehr prickelnde Carbonisierung - der Antrunk wird von der Sure schon sehr dominiert - der Mittelteil hat diesen Balsamico-Essig-Touch - aber es gleitet nie ins Unangenehme ab - der Abgang ist schlank aber interessant Fazit: Sehr suerlich aber gut

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (3415) - CROATIA - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle, 375 ml from Svijet Piva. Pours unclear brown with tan head. Malty, fruity, plums, cherry notes, yeasty, caramel, sour and sweetish combination.Medium bodied. Dry finish. Medium bodied. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2678) - - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (1538) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 10, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2017 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.

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