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Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Style:
Flanders Oud Bruin
Ranked #88
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #31,722
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 12.57%
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
567
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Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  13
Gots
  61
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews: 221 | Ratings: 567
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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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Photo of ghawener
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.

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

Photo of Nightrain87
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cyberkedi
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.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of illidurit
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.

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

Photo of PittBeerGirl
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of dar482
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of gatornation
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

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Photo of OWSLEY069
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of augustgarage
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...

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4/5  rDev +7%

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