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Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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RATINGS: 136   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).


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
31st July 2010. ChrisO’s ’Raise The Roof’ 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 (2105) - , 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 (10549) - 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 (13555) - 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. There’s 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 90’s brew proves why Greg wins. Absolutely beautiful in the glass. Strong and colorful. Taste is a rich mild sweetness. Kinda oxymoronic, but that’s what I wrote. Palate is bold and rich, but clean and clear. A pleasure.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Little bottle shared by Greg Koch at Woodshop 5.0 He said he brought it back from Belgium in the mid-90s. Porus brown. Nose is tart. Taste is extremely tart, really damn good, well aged.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer4000 (4474) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2009
1,5 liter magnum bottle, 2004 vintage sampled@RBNAG 2009, Vatlandsvåg. Hazy reddish orange with some floaters and a dense beige head. Lovely complex aroma with cellar notes, mould, overripe apples, yeast, caramel and some acid. Flavor is complex as well, fruity acidity, overripe fruit, sweet caramel malt, light grapefruit and cellar notes. Delicious and quite quaffable actually.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2009
Bottle: Clear, ruby-amber coloured, quite stable beige head, visible carbonation; a faint touch of balsamico in the sweetish-sourish and caramelly nose; sweet and sour flavour, light bodied; sweet caramalt and a kind of very old vinegar in the short finish. A bit on the sweet side, but all in all pleasant.........

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2009
From a 2004 vintage magnum bottle@RBNAG 2009, Vatlandsvåg. Low beige head. Orangey brown body. Fresh, light acidic fruit aroma. Mouldy, cellary with yeast notes and touch of apple skin. Taste is acid-sweet and tangy, quite fruity, with a certain sweetness underneath. Lively in the mouth. Filling. A fine, sourish fruit finish. Very good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2009
Darker brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sour sweet little buttery hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is light sour with a special herby hint.


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