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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: 697   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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3.3
fonefan (51098) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
Bottle. Unclear light to medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, light acidic, red wine, wood. Flavor is moderate sweet, light acidic and sour with a average duration. (Very mild and refreshing). Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (101207)

3.1
yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
25 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a lacing tan head. Aroma is citric and fruity, mild yeasty too. Flavour starts mild sweet and fruity. Light wooden note to a dry caramel malt base. Somewhat watery finish.

3.4
Ungstrup (38413) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2003
I think this is a Belgium Sour Ale. The aroma is slightly sour and a little sweet - a good aroma for the type. The color is a deep red and it has a small fast disappearing head. The flavor is sweet, slightly sour and prickling. The flavor is also rich on fruit, sharp from the wild fermentation and a little metallic. A little thin for the type - is that because of the low ABV. It is the worste Belgian Red Ale I've tried - but still a good beer.

3.2
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2008
Bottled. Deep ambery red colour with mediumsized beige head. Aroma is sour fruits and wood along with some mild notes of earth and vanilla. Flavour is acidic fruits along with wood, some caramel and red berries. Aftertaste gets rather sweet, even though the sourness does show it’s signs also here. Very smooth to drink, and not one of the really sour & acidic ones.

3.2
Travlr (26091) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Tap at Max’s. Brownish red. Aroma of plums and cherries. Flavor starts sweet and becomes progressively more sour. Not bad.

2.7
omhper (25742) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
Burgundy. Rather malty, sweetish with a sourish edge. I like my red ales more acidic.

2.7
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
14th November 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Dark beer. Mild tangy sourness but with a slighty watery palate. Duchesse Du Bourgogne watered down .....

3.5
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2005
(Bottle 25 cl) Had this 5 years past expiry-date. 5% ABV. Very dark, very dry with a light body - both in alcohol and mouthfeel. Very nice thirst-quencher. Some weird black currant in the palate.

3.4
Rasmus40 (21989) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle from Willems. Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, earthy and light sour. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 290714

3.1
chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2004
Very deep chestnut brown colour. Sparse beige head. Vinous aroma with candied fruit and sweet medicinal notes. As expected, the flavours are sweet and sour with some acidity. However, the emphasis is on the sweet and tends towards the cloying. Less tart than I expected. Definite cherry boiled sweet accents. Tastes rather artificial. Quite soft finish with just a restrained sharp edge. Pleasant enough, but not as challenging as I had anticipated - certainly less assertive than Rodenbach. 250ml bottle (best before May 2005) from beersofeurope.co.uk


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