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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: 690   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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3.5
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2010
Sweet with dark sugar. Sour, but not mindblowing. Bit of wood, fruity. Fairly easy drinking. Straightforward vlaams bruin.

3.5
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Ruby pour with compact white head and lacing. Nose has a merlot, balsamic, and dark berry notes. Flavor is similar sour blackberry raspberry finishes sort of sweeter then i’d expect

3.5
rand (1700) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle 25 cl from Amstein in St-Légier (CH). Dress dark red to garnet, low foam. Aromas of cherry, raspberry, vinegar and winey. The mouth is soft, but slightly sweetened, fruity, tart and woody. Notes of toffy and balsamic, finale dry and short. Very refreshing.

2.6
thirstyrabbit (1849) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 17, 2010
Small bottle wrapped in paper. Reddish body with a small head. Fruity and moderately sour aroma. It is quite one-dimensional. If it was stronger, it would be like a wine, but at 4,5% I don’t see the point. To me, it feels like some juice.

3.1
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Pours deep amber with tan head and some lacing. Notes of fresh grass and banana. Taste is more reminiscent of wine, with fresh sourness in evidence.

3.4
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
Clear dark brown look with a bubbling white head The aroma is a little sour and sweet. The flavor is sweet, slightly sour and prickling. The flavor is also rich on fruit, sharp from the wild fermentation and a little metallic.

3.6
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2014 Sampled from a 12.7 oz green bottle this beer poured a dark scarlet-brown color with a small soapy tan head that lingered and produced a bit of lacing. The aroma was chocolate, caramel, nut and tart cherries. The flavor was moderately tart and acidic with notes of lemon, cheery, nut, bread and a light woody undertone. The finish was long, tart, fruity and acidic. Light to medium body. Interesting.

3.5
hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle, sampled at OBriens Pub in San Diego, alongside some hellishly strong goat cheese provided by the barkeep. Your standard Flemish sour brown ale. High carbonation, cherry malt aroma with notes of oak wood. Modest vinegar / acetic tone in the flavor behind the nutty, malty backbone. Flavor fades rather quickly, ending light on the palate. Goes well with the cheese.

3.5
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 16, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2010 12.7oz bottle - Bottled on: 090414 - Consumed 10.16.2010. Poured a very dark, but clear, brownish ruby with a medium dark-ish beige head (that lasted as a thin layer to the end). Aroma was almost like a mild Gueuze: wood, funk, tart, mild sour & lemon zest... really nice, but understated. Taste was good but not as good: mild sour, faded cherry and mild sweet, malt, faint notes of wood, lemon zest, tart, very faint acidic-ness. I should also note that the taste is muddled overall: at points I could pull/pick flavors out, but as it warmed, it turned more undefined and took on more of a mild sour, water, malt mix (hence, not higher than 6 for taste). Medium to thin body, a little sticky on the lips. Finish was ok but nothing to note. Overall a good brew - has a little more body than some other sours I have tried, but not as complex or defined. Would drink again… I think. I really wish the taste could have lived up to the aroma.

3.6
jb (3253) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Dark and reddish, served in a tulip glass. Very nice appearance, with a wild looking froth. Bread notes in nose, candy. Sweet/sour palate, tiny bubbles, in some ways reminiscent of soda pop. Very clean finish, very light, I enjoyed it quite a bit.


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