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%
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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JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Bottle shared by Turdferguson at the Carolina Crew tasting - thanks, Sam! Fairly uninspiring reddish-brown pour with minimal carbonation. Aroma is a bit flat too, with faint overripe grape and musty wood notes. Initially almost like a Flemish red taste, but gets dry and earthy soon enough, with moderate acidity but not a whole lot of character.

scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Beautiful ruby brown, light tan head. Cherry leather aroma, little vinegar. not particularly sour, kind of watery body, let me down.

beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Sampled on 6/23/2010. This sour ale pours a deep reddish color from a 375ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet, slightly tart, with some wood, some must and some vinegar. A medium to lighter bodied sour ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, some cherries, some wood. There is a little bit of tartness and must in the background. Nice lively carbonation. A nice milder sour, its definitely a sour, but the flavors are milder and not as pronounced as others. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sour.

douglas88 (9057) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle from the Bayou. Pours a red color with a small white bubble of head. A very strong vinegar aroma, light oak. The flavor is tart, but lots of fruit, cherries perhaps, vinegar, woody and smooth. A thin mouthfeel. A nice Flemish Sour.

jaghana (6015) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 12, 2010
Bottle 37,5cl. A brown ale with nice white head. Smell is intense and typically on Oude Bruin alre which means cherries, smoked and acid notes. Quite dry, very fruity, no so fruity, finish is a bit watery. Aftertaste is long on burnt cherries and sourness.

thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2010
(375ml bottle via trade with daknole bottled 4-14-09) clear brown with lasting bubbles. Nose of vinegar, sugar, red grapes. Taste of light sour, grapes, light vinegar, wine-like sugary finish with nice soft carbonation.

Sledutah (7489) - Utah, USA - JUN 4, 2010
375ml bottle at The Bayou
Appearance: Dark brown with a reddish tint, small off-white head
Aroma: Tart fruits, Belgian candy
Taste: The aroma and taste are totally different to me. The taste is sweet malts up front then tart fruits (cherries)
I really like this sour. Very clean, crisp and refreshing. The sourness is very light in both the aroma and taste.

Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle at our recent sour tasting. The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is oak, tannins and red wine. The flavor is similar to red wine with some oak notes and caramel malt. Mild tartness and very dry. The beer has a somewhat watery mouthfeel and low carbonation.

Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2010
Bottle at Beer Circus. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Sweetness. Rubber. Vinegar. Glue. Sharpness. Very nice.

rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2010
375 ml bottle. From Tallinn, Estonia. Courtesy of Brandman.
Dark reddish brown colour with small off-white head. Some fruitiness, sourness, Belgian yeast, mild cherries in aroma. Fruity sourness and winous in flavour. Easy to drink and nicely sour cherry. Slightly thin and ashy palate.

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