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


on tap


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RATINGS: 159   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2007
Bottle from 1991 at de Herren... Reddish brown with a small head. Very slightly oxydated in aroma but not in flavour. Notes of malt, fruit, caramel, berries and somewaht sweet and vinous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2007
Bottled. Dark reddish brown color with tan creamy head. Sour aroma with licorice and acetic acid. Sweet and sour flavor with toasty and nutty notes, licorice, acetic acid and berries. Some sharp acidity in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (3223) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2007
Bottle, 25 cl. This is better than the old Felix brewed by clarisse, it’s like an Duchesse in a lighter version. Hazy very dark red/brown with a short lived beige head. Aroma malts a bit caramel, and cherry aromas. Medium body. Taste quite sweet with a good finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5276) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2007
Bottled, BB december /2001. Decent aroma of caramel malts, raisins, fruitiness and dust. Quite winey. Hazy, brown coloured with a thin, off-white head. Lacing is quite okay for a beer this old. Taste is initially sweet and becomes more sour. Fruitiness and caramel, some tartness, quite winey, but not port-like. Dusty, aged taste. Bit dry finish. Nice stuff, but not really balanced in taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2007
Aged small bottle, best before December 2001. Deep mahogny colour wit a tan head that reduced to a minimum. Wonderful aged beer aroma with all the essentials:raisins, dry dusty cellar, even tarter fruit. Mellow fruit, sour yoghurt countered by sweet caramel, definite dry cellar notes. Still medium-bodied, but rather flat with the years. It probably was not the sourest oud bruin to begin with, but age has added an extra dry twist to an already superb beer. Still very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2007
Bottled 1991 (37,5cl) - Orange brown hazy body, big bubbled lasting white head; Lots of sour brown malty vinegar aromas, but a quite thick layer of oxidization is covering all the pleasure; The body is better, deep, freshly sour, slightly lactic, with lots of sweetness backing it; It finishes long, at first freshly lactic sour, malty sweet with length, but again lots of oxidization age aromas is covering. This beer was to old.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
altonbrownd (5629) - 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 (15536) - 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 (11538) - 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.

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