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Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2005
(Bottled) Clear, dark reddish amber color with a small, lacy head. Sweet, somewhat sour aroma of raisins, plums, cherry and port, with a hint of metal. Sweetish flavor with a slightly sour background, roasted malt and some metal. Medium-bodied, a bit thin palate with foamy carbonation. A decent and drinkable, sweetish flemish sour - but not very memorable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - NOV 18, 2005
Balsamic nose that is earthy, rust brown color. Sour malt, raisin, cherry. Medium body with nice tart end. Decent sour ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2005
Rusty red color, medium carbonation. Small layer of a head. Nice currant nose. Currant - actually like Rote Grütze (specialty fo Northern Germany, kinda like a red fruit jelly) taste. Medium sourness in the beginning - finished sweet honey like.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2005
Clear ruby red beer with a creamy, fast reducing head that lingers on as a film. Sharp acidic aroma with a nice touch of vanilla and fruit. Caramel and sugary sweetness balances the sourness in the flavour. Medium body, rather soft on the palate with a refreshing dry finish. A refreshing , yet complex beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Řlbutikken, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2005
Dark brown colored with a red gleam and a frothy light tan head. Aroma of vinegar and balsamico with cheesy tones, typical flemish sour. Rather sweet and sugary flavor and dry as hell. Malt, vinegar and candy notes. Typical flemish sour ale characteristics though more sweet than the average beer from Verhaeghe.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7773) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 (Brewed and labelled following the recipe(???) of the former Bevernagie brewery at Lichtervelde) Head gone in seconds, reducing itself to little brownish rim; deeper brown beer with reddish shine. Very vinegary-wooden nose, even a bit too much - smells like vegetable - preserving vinegar. Again vinegar (& woody) and not too refined. this is the taste idea, but much more extreme than St. Jozef at Lichtervelde would have done. Fruity-vinous flavours. Sharp mouthfeel, definitely. Aftertaste is a bit less sharp, much more rounded. It's OK. But I imagine the nose could put off scores of people.


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