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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: 129   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - 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)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29683) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2009 Vintage 81 sampled 2008: A hazy red-brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of metal, oxidation, fruit, and cherries. The flavor is sweet with notes of oxidation, metal, over ripe fruits. Too old, but still nice.

An unclear brown beer with a small head. Both the aroma is sweet and sour. Not the best of the type, but a still a nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2005 (Bottle 25 cl) Almost black with a warm, reddish hue. Both figs and dates in both aroma and flavour. No bitterness but a pronounced underlying sourness with some sweetness on top. Lovely 250997 and 010998

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20004) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
Bottled. Reddish coloured with an off white head. Acidic aroma with notes of wood, dried fruits and some sweetness. Sweet flavour with acidic notes and notes of wood and dried fruits.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2002
Sampling of the 1998 version in 2002. Very dark brown. Wonderful balsamic, slightly acidic aroma. Medium bodied, vinuous. Perhaps not the most complex of beers, but I just love it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2010 2010-05-11, bb 2006-12, ~5 years old, 8-5-7-3-16=39
Beautiful dark brown color; medium-sized creamy head. Very nice aroma, vinous, a bit sour, light vinegar, fruits, chocolate, butter. The body is thinning, almost no residual sweetness, but the mouthfeel is quite smooth; caramel flavor, but also aggressive sourness, vinegar. The final has some chocolate too, but it’s quite short. Still good and interesting.

2004-05-28, bottled 2000-03, 4 years old, 6% ABV, 7-5-8-4-15=39
Beautiful amber color; creamy head. Nice aroma, malty, sour, woody and corky. Good body structure, quite aggressive; medium sourness, some malt but not sweet; IMO lacking some fruitness. Quite dry and astringent at the end.
Good but doesn’t reach the top.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are cheese, malt, caramel, lactose acid, fruits and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 8, 2007
Intense deep brown with creamy white/brown head. Fine lacings. Nutty sweet caramel aroma with an easy vinous smell. Filling texture. Earthy vinous cherry/vinegar taste - not powerfull but very pleasant! Nice!


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