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Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Style:
Sour - Flanders Oud Bruin
Ranked #87
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #34,448
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 12.57%
Reviews:
223
Ratings:
571
From:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  13
Gots
  61
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews by ghawener:
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ghawener from El Salvador

3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: dark brown with off white head, typical sour aroma, taste is dry and sour.

Apr 01, 2019
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BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Jul 27, 2016
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Nightrain87 from California

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 28, 2015
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Cyberkedi from Georgia

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is strong, yeasty and fruity. Pours a dark, slightly hazy brown with a thick, fine-bubbled, persistent light tan head. Rich and fruit flavor is more like a cider than a beer, with a firm apply tone and hints of malt and yeast. Hmmm - don’t believe I’ve ever had a Flanders Oude Bruin before! Smooth texture has good fizz, firm body, and an interesting nip to it. A refreshing and distinctive beer.

Jul 10, 2012
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rekel from Netherlands

4/5  rDev +7%

Dec 02, 2011
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t0rin0 from California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Sep 09, 2012
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Beerney from California

4/5  rDev +7%

Apr 01, 2013
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jophish17 from Georgia

3/5  rDev -19.8%

Dec 24, 2011
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ceetee26 from England

4/5  rDev +7%

Oct 02, 2012
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illidurit from California

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hamilton's Tavern in San Diego during the RBSG 08 pubcrawl. Dark orange bronze with a tan head. Aroma is acidic with tart cherries and a slight metallic character. Flavor is berries with an acetic sharpness. Fairly tart but a little too sweet. Poor man's Duchesse du Bourgogne. Still not bad.

Dec 25, 2008
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Musineer from Texas

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 16, 2016
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PittBeerGirl from Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received this as an extra from a generous BA! Thanks!

A- Body is a beautiful glowing red/brown hue that is completely transparent. Pours with a 2-3 finger foamy off-white slightly rusty head. This fades to a thin collar and little to no lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- Nose is fairly mild. Dark cherry, oak, a slightly acidic tartness, these blend pretty well.

T- Taste is mild and pretty similar to the nose. Dark cherry, oak, a hint of vanilla, the barrel really comes through for the finish as well as a hint of tartness to balance everything out.

M- medium carbonation and slightly thin-but still full and smooth body.

D- This is a classy classic example of this style. Its not a vinegar mess like the most well known example of this style-and its not anywhere near as tart or extreme as the American examples. Its simply flanders red-with a lot of oak barrel flavor and some vanilla, some charry, and some tarness. My only complaint about this is that the body is slightly thin. If the flavor were a bit fuller this would be world class.

Dec 15, 2010
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nate1357 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Jun 07, 2012
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dar482 from New York

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours in a dark garnet.

The aroma offers tart cherry, vinegar, candy sugar, red grapes, vinous flavors.

The flavor follows with a medium candy sweetness, hints of Luden's cough drops, grape, red wine, a medium tart quality with a touch of vinegar, vinous, although the finish falls apart onto some malt.

Aug 31, 2015
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stealth from Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +27%

Apr 27, 2012
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tykechandler from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7%

Jun 19, 2014
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brutalist from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Sep 08, 2013
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gory4d from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Jan 22, 2013
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EyePeeAyBryan from Arizona

4/5  rDev +7%

Jan 08, 2013
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gatornation from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12.7 oz bottle code 090414

A-pours a clear dark garnet color with a small head and very little lacing reveals a film of fresh collar

S- smell fruits like cherries mixed with vinegar and musty oak
with barnyard wet hay some currant fruit

T- is a sour cherry with vinegar and wood some tart fruits and grape

M- is medium with low carbonation its tart lots of dark fruit ,with a vinegar taste

D- its a sour flanders but pretty easy to drink a 12.7 oz was enough for me..i will drink this one again but wont be seeking it out

Mar 06, 2011
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rderedin from Maine

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

May 12, 2012
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OWSLEY069 from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber to brown in color with a light tan head. In the aroma, sour and faint white grape. In the taste, sour white grapes and pears, with a nice dry end. A sour bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry sour white grape in the aftertaste. A nice sour, with a touch of fruit and a nice dry end.

Feb 07, 2012
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tard24 from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Dec 29, 2013
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augustgarage from California

3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Completely different label art on mine. Bottled April 14, 2009. Poured from a 330mL bottle into my White Birch flute/tulip.

Dark murky burgandy body with sinopia and amber highlights. A sizable pearl head recedes to a quarter-finger head which leaves behind sandy lacing.

Light red wine vinegar along with a touch of toffee and faintly toasty malt in the nose.

Weak coffee, tart cherries, bread crusts, and a light vinuous flavor on the palate. I wouldn't mind a little more sourness and/or some funk. No off notes. Finishes fairly dry.

Mild astringency, brisk but moderate carbonation.

Decent, unexceptional example of the style - it might make a good introduction to sours, but there are more interesting variants out there...

May 09, 2010
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KimenTshom from California

4/5  rDev +7%

Jan 01, 2012
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Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 571 ratings