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


on tap

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RATINGS: 699   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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SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 30, 2010
375cl bottle. Hazy red brown with a lasting light beige head. Some acidic and tannic red wine character in the aroma. Medium sweet and malty with dried fruit character and a light vinous acidity that cuts through the malt and brightens the flavor up. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice light acidity, but the caramel and dried fruit maltiness still steers the flavor.

Brandman (2964) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2010
Brown body, tanned head. Aroma has sourness, vinegra notes and some apple. Some sweetness is hidden in flavour. Nice mouthfeel.

goozen (4178) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle with wraped paper 0,37ltr: Dark red colour brew with an subtle sour taste, quite thirstquenching almost. Good competicion for Rodenbach.

maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
On tap at Mekong for the Flemish Sour Ale Throw Down on 09/09/2010. Clear reddish body with a medium creamy tan head. Dry fruit and light funk aroma with tart notes. Dry fruit, light chocolate and cherry flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

beernbourbon (1604) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle. Pour is a clear deep copper with a small tan head. Aroma is lightly malty, lightly woody, lightly hoppy, and very dry. Enticing. Flavor is also quite dry with subtle wood, distant malt, light red wine, light wood, and a faint floral character. This is pretty subtle, very drinkable, and pretty good. tastes like you could drink about a gallon, but I think it would hurt the next day.

emacgee (4711) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Pours a translucent copper red with a thin tan head. Nose is sweet with some cola, not too good. Flavor is sweet and crappy, tastes like bad cola.

ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Thanks to Sam for sharing! Deep burgundy with shallow head. Smells like a muted flemish sour and is slightly artificial smelling. It’s sugary and smells a bit like grape kool aid. Taste a little like it too. Slightly sour tastes of grapes and balsamic vinegar

2004st4s (33) - Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle dated 090414. Very good young Flemish style ale. Pours dark brown with rudy notes, fairly clear (no bottle sediment). Sour notes overpower the aroma. Sour acetic taste with great after notes of sour cherry & oak. Good ’funk’iness and mouthfeel, low carbonation. Almost winelike. Great beer, will buy again.

zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2010
(draft @ Tap and Mallet - Rochester, NY) Dark brown pour with a fluffy tan head. Nice and rich sour and funk aroma with some good hints of oak and vinegar. Flavor is rich and sour as well at the start. Good funk and tart notes with a lightly acidic finish and aftertaste. Some mild sweetness on the finish as well.

michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2010
375ml Bottle: Aroma of tart fruit, wood, oak, and some acetic acid. Poured deep amber in color with a small, tan head that disappeared, except for around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium tart, lightly sweet, and metallic. Tastes of tart fruit, metal, acetic acid, slight oak, and a hint of cherry. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Medium tart, metallic, oak and sour cherry finish.

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