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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: 684   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5686) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Tan head quickly recedes to nothing. Sour cherry and oak aromas. Tart and dry upfront with cherry turning to a lasting lactic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rusty (1546) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Pours a brownish red with a nice off white head. Aroma is cherry, cider, some sourness, oak. Flavor is cherry, a light tartness, a bit watery, oak, apple. Fairly dry, slightly cidery and very easy to drink. An imperial version would be awesome, but this is just ok.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (4141) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2009
This comes in a much fancier bottle than the one over there. Pours a nice reddish brown with an enormous head thick creamy head. Aroma is dry fruits some raisins and some oaky and cidery notes to compliment, the overall aroma is nice if a bit faint. This has a sweet on sour flavor that seems to work better in this one than it has in numerous other examples, it is neither intensely sweet nor is it intensely sour but this is a very mild ale with nice tart notes, some oak, some fruitiness of tart cherries and red apple. There are no off sugary flavors or points where this beers tart and sour character fight with the sweetness. I really enjoy this beer and could see myself drinking it often if it were available to me.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwik-lime (1783) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
Pretty much no head and it dissipates immediately...only one point for appearance from me. Great aroma of apples and raisins. Sweet n sour flavour thats dominated by apple, a bit vinegary as well. Not really my thing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (4397) - Sofia, BULGARIA - OCT 2, 2009
On tap at the Cheeky Monk in Denver. Clear dark red color with a small off-white head. Aroma is both sweet and sour with cherry, apple, oak, and mild funk. Flavor is a tiny bit tart but mostly just sweet, with cherry, apple, sweet malt, and a metallic, acidic finish. The description calls this "wine-like?" Not very accurate. Body is medium-light with moderately high carbonation. Not a huge fan overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9564) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2009
(wrapped bottle) Clear, effervescent dark ruby coloured hue with a thick beige foamy head. Sour and fruity aroma of red berries and cherries with a light notes of sweet malt. Mildly sour flavour, light bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Rather slim malty taste with soft fruity notes; moderately dry and slightly acidic finish with a balancing malty sweetness. A stronger body would be appropriate, otherwise a pleasent Oud Bruin. 11.IX.09

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 28, 2009
clear ruby/purple with a small off-white head. sour cherry,vinegar aroma. flavor of grape, berry and cherry fruits. not very acidic. easy to drink. light-moderate sour. soda-like palate. nice but not super complex.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2009
On tap at hopcat, GR, MI. Clear ruby red with small head. Aroma is sweet with a little bit of tartness and lots of cherry. Flavor is similar to the aroma with a little bit mor lacto and sourness, but really sweet. Body is medium with nice carbonation. Not awful but almost at the point of being a sugar bomb.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (15378) - Snderborg, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2009
Bottle, 4.5%. Fruity and citric aroma, reminds me of raspberry. Clear brown colour. Small stable light brown head. The flavour is quite citric, turning fruity, again almost like raspberry. The finish is quite dry, but still OK sour.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (10709) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2009
On tap at Three Floyds. Poured dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma full of sour apple notes with a bit of tart cherry. Flavor had notes of sweet apples and tart cherries, a bit underwhelming.


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