Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Genuine Oudenaarde old brown top-fermented beer. Traditionally brewed. Matured for over one year at the brewery. Used to be brewed by Clarysse (now closed).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
altonbrownd (4842) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2007
Bottle at home. Reddish brown. Decent foam. Lots of carbonation. Sweet, syrupy aroma. Fruity and sour. Make that, very sour. Can taste cherrys and alcohol, although overall % isn’t that high. I’m not sure how old my bottle is, but looks very old, part of a last batch sold at BierKoning, A’dam. Very sour indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15109) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 8, 2007
Intense deep brown with creamy white/brown head. Fine lacings. Nutty sweet caramel aroma with an easy vinous smell. Filling texture. Earthy vinous cherry/vinegar taste - not powerfull but very pleasant! Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10498) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2007
25cl bottle labeled BB 30-08-07. Poured a deep reddish / brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of cherries (cherry pie) and vinegar. Tastes follow with some all around fruitiness. Light sour and tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Thanks to hopdog for sharing. Pours a translucent deep ruby amber with an average off white bubbly/creamy head that left some spotty lacing. Aroma of tart cherries, pie crust, some barnyard, sweet malts some lingering funkiness. Flavor was kind of muddled with some sour fruits, sweet malts some caramel and apples.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4189) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2007
Bottle. Head was average creamy. Color was murky brown. Aroma was a god mix of berries vinegar, wood and some oak. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and a dry texture. Flavor was light to moderate acidic with some sweet notes. Really god Flemish Sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
A Mes rate: 75cl bottle from the Kulminator. 1989 bottle no less according to Leen and it looked it. Thick with dust and cobwebs with a very flakey label. None of this new school rubbish this is the genuine 5.5% article from Clarysse and poo the bed is it good. All that age but its still lively enough to prickle the palate. Superb Flemish sour nose. It wasn’t too great initially but once it had been open for a while and allowed to acclimatise it gave up wonderful balsamic notes with fruity red wine and gently sweet malt. Some slight brown sugar and custard in there too. Great looks, Simply fantastic. Thick thick head settled to a thinish film that lasted all the way down. The stunning chestnut brown body turns almost blonde at the edges. Really and amazing looking beer. In the mouth there are stong balsamic notes and lots of chewy caramel malt with some chocolate too. Slight metallic notes but we will let that slide. Totally out of the blue hops jump out of nowhere for the finish which almost instantly turns sweet and raisiny. Simply stunning. Damn rate beer being so over the top sometimes and not allowing this to be listed where it should be, with the Clarysse brewery and not with this substandard version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12207) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 Slightly hazy dark red/brown with a short lived off-white head. Caramel, butterscotch, vinegar and cherry aromas. Quite sweet with a nice acid finish. 1982 bottle courtesy of Lövenlund: Much more musty, earty and leather aroma. Spectacular funky, earthy flavour, worth a 9 for flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2006
1975 (31 year old) vintage. Trnasparent red-brown body, nearly no acid. Dusty alcohol, nut, wood aroma. Some cherry and apple. Light sour and both sweet acidic flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (8213) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2006
Bottle. Small white head. Hazy orange body. Vinegaar grapefruit aroma. Acidic fresh grape fruit flavor, relatively sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2006
Veyr good, nice colour, I was told it was going to be retired and I picked a bottle immediately, It has good sediment on it and the taste is just great. Good orange alike and dark features.

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