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


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (2883) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2014
Vintage somewhere in the 1950’s. Flat, no carbonation. Aroma of port with sour fruity notes. Very drinkable. This beer aged very well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle from Geers. Dark almost black pour with thin light brown foam. Aroma is super acetic, balsamic vinegar, garlic, oak, ketchup, brown sugar, rich italian food aromas that are a bit too overwhelming here. Taste is tart but with a rich malty body, quite acetic with tons of oak tannins and a sweet ketchup-y finish. Not one of my favorites for sure, bleh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moravius (1124) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2014
Flasche (33 cl) von Hopduvel, Gent. - Dunkles Kastanienbraun, rasch schwindender beigefarbener Schaum. Angenehme Nase mit warm-holzigem dunklem Malz und deutlicher aber angenehmer Säure. Im Antrunk deutliche aber milde Säure, eingebettet in dunkles Malz und zurückhaltende Fruchtigkeit (Boskoop, Brombeere). Ähnelt Vichtenaar, ist aber einen Tick trockener bzw. etwas weniger süß. Im Abgang Noten von Tannin, trockene Säure; nicht bitter, nur leicht adstringierend. - Eine geplante Blindverkostung mit Vichtenaar scheiterte daran, daß letzteres bereits umgekippt war: aus der Flasche ergoß sich ein Berg von bräunlichem Schaum, der klägliche Rest von etwa 2 cm im Glas reichte für eine Verkostung dann nicht mehr aus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (1702) - BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2013
Sharp, sour old Flemish brown beer. Drunk from 25cl bottle in Brasserie de Cridts in Oudenaarde. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pugno (63) - Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2013
The strong sour aroma is scary. The head is not even white, maybe a light beige. On the direct light the color is dark red. The taste is frizzy, sweet and sour, somehow refreshing. I like it on the palate. It’s really an interesting drinking. I don’t know exactly why but I want to drink this beer again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
neur0 (1102) - GERMANY - SEP 26, 2013
(Flasche, ~9 Monate) Es hat eine sehr dunkle, robinrote Farbe, scheint filtriert mit einer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist sauer, Waldbeere oder Kirsche und im Hintergrund Gras. Der Geschmack ist schlank, sauer, Kirsche und dumpf. Es ist prickelnd und garnicht bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2013
Brune foncée, pétillance assez légère, fine mousse brune persistante. Plutôt bien équilibrée dans le genre: un peu acide (vinaigre), un peu fruitée (fruits des bois), un peu boisée et une note de réglisse pour l’amertume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2013
25cl bottle. APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, unstable beige head. NOSE: lots of sugars, little red wine even, wood, some sourness, some red fruits. TASTE: rather sweet, little sour, easy drinking, wood, somewhat fruity, rather pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
DutchDrebus (5563) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle @ benzai. Brown with a ruby glow, medium beige head. Smells sour, goat cheese, vinegar. Tastes lots of rust and iron. Thin body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are cheese, malt, caramel, lactose acid, fruits and hops.

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