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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: 692   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Castle Brewery Van Honsebrouck's Bacchus: Flemish red, a finger of lopsided (?) head, fades quickly; mid-dark reddish brown; Smell: pretty good amount of tartaric, raisin; Taste/Mouthfeel: nicely active carbonation, moderate tartaric, black cherry, kinda dry; good; 4.5% ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
BrettTaylor (782) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2017 poured from bottle into snifter. pours a dark brown with initially fizzy head that rapidly goes away. Soft red fruit notes on nose. Moderate tartness on tongue.

3
DavidSvinth (156) - DENMARK - AUG 15, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2017 Flot rødbrun farve. Aroma af rosinsødme. Sur og sød på tungen. Lidt kvalm i længden. Savner mere fad i smagen.

3
adamnase (809) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2017
Bottle. Pours brown/reddish with a thin head. Aroma has cherries and woody notes, slightly sour. Flavor is more sweet than sour, cherries and caramel. Sweet fruity finish. not that sour as expected. still decent!

2.9
IslandHaole (1286) - Misawa, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2017
Dark brown with ruby highlights, beige head. Nice aroma, hints of sour cherries, balsamic vinegar, shoyu, cola. Tart, acidic, not as sweet or as complex as the aroma. I’m getting more of the oak as it warms, Leaves a lightly sweet residue on the lips. A bit thin bodied. Interesting but not one I’d be in a rush to have again.

3.6
tightslice (1380) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle from World Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is mild banana peppers, oak, balsamic vinegar. Taste is mild with some acid and oak showing through. Mild vinegar. Pretty good but not super complex.

3.6
faroeviking (11024) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 17, 2017
Botella. Dark brown colour, unclear. Pleasant dark malty sour dark fruity aroma. Sweet dark malty and acid dark fruity caramel flavour. Nice indeed!

3.5
tandembrauer (1526) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours clear reddish brown with small off-white head. Aroma of berries, cherries, metal, nuts, white wine. Taste slightly sour, fruity. Thin bodied, almost watery.

4.5
gabrieldraco (6) - Panama, PANAMA - MAY 8, 2017 does not count
Excelente cerveza, de las mejores que e probado, el sabor es muy bueno, es oscura, frutal un poco ácida, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Richardvv94 (106) - Valthe, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2017
Gedronken met ma en pa, ruikt licht rozijnzoet, smaakt zurig met lichtelijk kaneel en rozijn, weinig bitter en schuim, zure afdronk, verder prima biertje die goed doordrinkbaar is.

3.7
mviljamaa (183) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Pours with not much carbonation. Color is clear dark brown. Aroma has red wine, dates, alcohol, olives, mozzarella, parsley. Palate is a bit heavy and has sharpish carbonation. Taste has raspberry, chocolate ice cream, apple cider, banana marshmallows, sour cream and dry sparkling wine. It’s refreshing, but quite sour. The tastes are pleasant, but this could be better with slightly higher alcohol content. There are better sour beers than this, but this could go for the fans of very sour sour beer.


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