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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).


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5584) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 11, 2008
Bottled(800ml). -RBESG2008, Grand Tasting. 1982 vintage.
This one is the oldest beer that I have tried so far. Pale brown coloured, small white head, strong acidic nose. The taste is also strong acidic fruity, metallic and vinous. Mild alcoholic acidic finish. Quite nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (3885) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 10, 2008
Bottle, 1982 vintage (Clarysse), at the RBESG08 grand tasting. Wow... a beer at least 4 years older than me. Impressive. Murky brown colour. Slightly acidic prosecco nose. Light appley taste, acidic aftertaste and finish. A very interesting experience and I kinda liked it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20238) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2008
Bottled (vintage 1982). Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is acidic and oxidized and has some wooden and slight vanillaish notes. Flavour is papery dry, semi-sour wood and some tart fruityness. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7666) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
(Bottle at GT - RBESG 2008)
June 29, 2008
1982 version
Clear orange to brown color, white head. Sweet wood scent. Acidic and metallic taste, also salty. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. I usually don’t go for the Oud Bruins, but this one was rather nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2010 Bottled at RBESG 08 ... Deep brown coloured ... sour an tart and im getting some cherry....3.2

bottle at Chris o’s bring the house down tasting ... copper brown ... toffee malt nose ... fizzy toffee ... blackcurrant fruit ... very juicy ... nice soft fruits 3.2

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2367) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Old bottle, forgot to record the date though. This was also the last beer I drank on my Belgium trip. Served in a lambic basket and poured with a small head. Aroma is very balsamic vinegar aceto and some light oily cherry. Taste is some balsamic vinegar with some oily chocolate and acidity in the finish. All of the flavor finishes quickly, must be a trait in Felix brews. Good stuff, still has plenty years of aging on it.
750mL bottle @ Kulminator in a Speciale Felix large tulip on 5/22/08.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11127) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, ChristianScheffel]
[at dedollewaitor’s Odense tasting]
Pours deep brown with a good, creamy, beige head. Aroma has sweet caramel and a little tart fruitiness. Light carbonation with fine mouthfeel. Flavour is lovely fruity, plums and raisins. Light tartness and good balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 23, 2008
Bottle @ <a href=http://www.ale.dk/index.php?id=4638 target=_new> Sour ale Tasting - DOE Holstebro. Clear medium red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light vinegar with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (250308)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5633) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2010 Re-rate 6/29/08: Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. 1982 vintage. Amber color with no head. Aroma has lots oak, berries, malt and caramel. Sourish flavor with lots of oak, cellary character, oxidation, fruitiness and caramel. Medium-bodied. Past its prime but still good. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5

(3/6/08) Bottle at Kaffee de Hopduvel in Ghent. Best before 5/09. Deep reddish-brown with a beige head. Aroma with some wood, some sugar and some fruits. Flavor starts sweet with some berries and later some light sourness and some oak come to the rescue. Medium-bodied. Good. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1605) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2008
Bottle Off-white/lightly brown head with a good lace. Clear, caramel body. Aroma of malts (caramel), molasses, lactic acid, ... Very complex, fruity aroma of banana, citrus, sherry. Aroma is a bit dusty (but not annoying). Moderately sour, lightly sweet initial flavour. Lightly sour, lightly sweet finish. Moderately bodied. Flavour of fruit, flowers, port. The flavour is not as complex as the aroma but still well balanced and nice and it lasts quite long.


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