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


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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).

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer4000 (4395) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (8722) - 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.........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4752) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bart (2941) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (4932) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle, as Felix Oudenaards Oud Bruin, ABV 6%, RBNAG 2009 in Vatlandsvåg. Brown colour, moderate off-white head. Lovely funky aroma, notes of wet basement with fermenting apples. Sour & sweet flavour, funky and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2009
(Bottle, BBE 15-02-08, at Plan B, Copenhagen, on 2009-09-15 -- thank you KimJohansen for pointing this one out) Deep red and clear. Small lightly tan coloured head. Sourness, roastedness, raisin and sweetness in aroma. Full bodied and dry palate with medium carbonation. Malts, sourness, raisin, bitterness, berriness and lightly roastedness in taste. Sourness and berriness in afertaste. I really did enjoy this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3435) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2009
Unclear reddish brown of color with an weak off white head. An aroma of cherries, sweets and weak sour. A flavor of red berries, cherries, oak and weak sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (2667) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2009
dark brown coloured body with a off white head a sweet fruity spicy aroma a sweet fruity spicy hoppy taste with a fruity bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2094) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2009 Dark brown coloured beer with small off-white head and lots of carbonation. Sweet malty fruity aroma. Full bit sparkling palate bit sour. Finish is sour ending slightly bitter and dry. Good one.

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