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


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RATINGS: 158   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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4804) - 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 (2938) - 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 (6645) - 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 (6395) - 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 (3754) - 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 (3636) - 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 (2821) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (7959) - ITALY - MAY 31, 2009
scura schiuma non abbondante non molto persistente note acetiche lattiche legnp tostature fruttata in bocca prima leggero attaco dolciastro caramello frutta passa poi acidita leggro ferroso

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2009
25cl, from Geers Oostakker, complex brew, yet easy to drink, balanced, clear, good head, good brew

   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.

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