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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: 139   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).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2009
25cl bottle at home, Classic visit: Dark cherry tinted mahogany brew with a nice tall tan head. Slowly fading. Wonderful sweet and sour nose with musty wood tones, cherry, malt, tart plums, sugar and lactic acid. First taste is almost lacking any sourness that you notice on the nose... but it comes and gains more power as time passes. Very nice wood notes come after the initial sweet malt, sugar and introductory sourness. Wood gets lightly tannic as it works its way through. Kept in check by cherries, dark fruit compote and sugar syrup. Lactic notes show up with the wood and grow stronger, but are always held back by the overall sweetness. Touch of chocolate and very low bitterness on the end. Upfront it feels sticky but then really thins out to a medium light mouthfeel. It seems to want to be even thinner but the wood notes fill it out. Nice beer with some great accents, but it feels a bit too restrained.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2009
(25cl bottle) Almost clear, mahogany colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Moderately sour and roasted malty aroma with caramel, wood and slightly fruity notes of redcurrant. Sour and slightly sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a smooth carbonation. Slightly toasted malty taste with woody and delicate lactic notes. Mildly acidic and subtle fruity finish (01.III.09).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Cloudy brown with thin white head. Aroma of raisins and plums. Lots of sourness with dark fruit background. slight bitter finish. Interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (10931) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
ar:sweet, slightly sour, dark fruits. dark brown, small offwhite head, a little sour like some bruine, also some aged beer/dark fruits in there. Nice if you like this style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle. Deep dark brown colour with a medium rather short off-white head. Mild sour malty aroma with dark fruits. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has a soft sweetness with dark malts, dark fruits and a pleasant not so profound sourness.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Molenbrouwer (5) - Bodegraven, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2008 does not count
Vintage 1993 75cl corked. woody wine aroma, light hoppy Apple and Raspberry aroma. Beautiful head for a beer this age stays exellent, off white mostly lasting. Flavour light acidic and wood(old oak/ essen) long finish. Body light to medium,dry soft carbonation. Thanks Hugh for this add on to my taste palet.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kpresley77 (146) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Bottle courtesy of fonefan pours dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma is like sweet and sour fruits. First taste is tart then a slight sweetness comes in. Slightly watery bitter finish. Not really my style of beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle) Pours hazy brown. The aroma is oxidized and light acidic with vinous tones of raisins, port, cherries and blue grapes. The flavour is oxidized and vinous with notes of port, raisins, blue grapes and cherries. The mouthfeel is round and tannin-tart with light to medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5903) - 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 (4068) - 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.


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