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Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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).


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours prune almost black. Tan head. Nose of muted cider vinegar and old socks. Taste is watered down vinegar. Soda like carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7097) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
Cheesy sock, iron filings, red wine aroma....turning to sticky Chinese sauce, cinnamon, chip shop batter. Unique. Pours ruby with audible fizz, forming a stable beige collar. More of that deep fried, sticky Chinese flavour; syrupy oak with a tingle of cinnamon-dusted plain yoghurt, and rust, and cereal boxes. Sugared on the lips like a sticky plum sauce. I like a beer that challenges my descriptors, and this is doing just that. Fair play.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Abio (1550) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2010
Sour-sweet smell, wood, fruits, milk, liquor. Probably not my beer... Looks are ok brown with a medium had, but it colapses to soon. Just a small head stays. Should get 2.5... Taste is sour fruits, some wood. I know sour ale is not my stuff, but itís better drinkeable then expected. The sourness is not to overwhelming. In fact, besides itís a bit to much mouthfeel like a soda and itís even pretty sweet, itís drinkeable. But this type of beer wonít be my favorite to soon.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2010
25 cl bottle. Pours a dark red-brown color with a medium white head. The aroma is sour vinegar, caramel malts. A slightly sour flavor with lots of sweet sugary caramel brown malts. OK.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle at ChrisO "Iím Trying to see the Stool" pre GBBF2010 tasting. Stale sweet and rubbish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
31st July 2010. ChrisOís íRaise The Roofí tasting.
Hazy brown beer. Only lighlty sour. Offset by some good generic fruit. Finishes crisp and dry.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (1907) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2010
25cl bottle from Beer Planet. Reddish-brown pour with a beige head which soon vanishes. Very nice sweet/sour aromas of licorice, oak, prunes, figs. Flavours of dried fruit, cherries, raisins, licorice, figs, dates. Nice sweet/sour balance. Dry finish with the aforementioned sweet/sour mix. Very pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10200) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 10, 2010
Bottle at RBNAG-2009. Brown-orange colour with a beige head. Aroma is oak, sourness, dried fruits. Flavour is sweet, sugar, sourness, yeast, oak, cellar. Complex fun beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13106) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2010
Bottle, 150cl corked, at RBNAG -09, courtesy of geokkjer. It pours an unclear, orange-brown body, topped by a beige head. Well carbonated, the cork hit the quite high ceiling when popped. Cellar, sourness and dried fruits well integrated in the aroma. Thereís some acidity in the flavor, with dried fruits, some cellar and hints of barnyard. Full-bodied and nicely carbonated. A really pleasant and easy drinkable beer. 091107

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Along with the 1993 Courage RIS, this mid 90ís brew proves why Greg wins. Absolutely beautiful in the glass. Strong and colorful. Taste is a rich mild sweetness. Kinda oxymoronic, but thatís what I wrote. Palate is bold and rich, but clean and clear. A pleasure.


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