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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: 137   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).


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14715) - 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 (2479) - 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 (11192) - 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 (35220) - 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 (6106) - 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 (1607) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31485) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 25 cL bottle. Pours almost clear golden amber/red with a lacing tan head. Sweet malty, breadish and brown sugar aroma, mild note of fruit. Flavour is light breadish, subdued fruit note and a very mild sourness/tartness. Ends with a very minor metallic note and a dry malty flavour. Very minor berry fruit note too.6-5-7-3-13=3.4

75 cL bottle from 1982. Pours clear and golden orange with no head. Dry overripe fruity and light alcohol note. Sweet and light metallic with a nice fruity accent. Solid metallic notes too.6-3-6-3-13=3.1 - I guess only appearance didn’t age well.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2008
Bottle @ Microbar, Clapham. Ruby colour with thin head. Aroma is sour, bready, vinegar, berries. Taste is malty, vinous, fruity, peel, woody. A great beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2008
Bottle @ Microbar, Clapham, London. Nose of tomato, sourness, malt, cream, vinegar and a hint of skunk. Pours a dark red brown beer. Taste is of vinegar, aspartic, malty, butter, salt. The finish is smokey. Lovely.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10173) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
Red mahogany with a huge, creamy head. The aroma is sourish with light notes of caramel. The flavour has a light touch of vinegar, but more malt, caramel and light sweetness. The long finish has notes of citrus. It’s and Ok sour, but not nearly as nice as the Duchesse De Bourgogne from the same brewery.


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