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


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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerohen (2049) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2003
May 2003 (BB 2001, bottled at least before 1993). Brown coloured, bit cloudy, black yeast particles. Sour, fruity nose, woody with a bit cork. Sour, tart flavour, woody, some cork. Not as fruity and outspoken as other flemish sour ales, but that's perhaps because of the age. The label indicated 5.5% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10800) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2008 Bottled in 2000. Acicic caramel aroma with oak. Sweet with a good deal of sourness, with caramel, oak and cherry. Dry, somewhat alcoholic mouthfeel. Just a bit of mocha. Amazingly complex, rougher and more sourness than a Liefmans Goudenband.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5346) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2003
Quite refreshing in large gulps, but rather thin when sipped. Pleasant enough, but not a good example of Flanders Red.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2002
Quite an old bottle purchased from bottles in London. This is AT LEAST 4 years old, as the use by dates on the side of the bottle were up and till 98, and none of them had been punched in to indicate a used by date. On to the beer. Wow!!!! amzingly cherry-like and chocolotely nose, sour aroma. Very sour, smooth, chocolately, fruity (cherry), and a touch of balsamic vinegar. Very interesing. i love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2002
Very velvety and smooth, fruity and refreshingly sourish. I am looking forward to try it aged.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2002
the head is velvety. Sweet and sour. Very subtle composition of sourness and sweetness. A nice fine-adjusted Red Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (10089) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 7, 2002
dark ruby colour, fine creamy head, nice lace, fruits and vinegar in the nose, smooth, very sweet with some sourness, dry with a brief fruity finish - subtle but too discreet

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6519) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2002
Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is clear dark orange-brown. Aroma is lightly malty (nutty, light bread), with prominent notes of brown mustard and horseradish, lesser notes of vinegar, wine, and cherry. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is moderately acidic. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Weird aroma (not entirely unpleasant for the style, but not appetizing either).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2002
Sampled bottle was from 1998. Purple-red beer with good beige head. Sourish aroma with sourcream tone and a hint of citrus. The flavor is very full with citrus and sourcream notes and a malty finish. It is very smooth and rounded. I agree with omhper, I just love it

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (20472) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2002
Sampling of the 1998 version in 2002. Very dark brown. Wonderful balsamic, slightly acidic aroma. Medium bodied, vinuous. Perhaps not the most complex of beers, but I just love it.

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