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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: 16   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2010
Bottled. Deep hazy amber colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is sour wood, some fruits and mild notes of red berries. Flavour is sour wood, some fruits, yeast and earth. Feels a bit thin as for the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2006
Cloudy dark amber color. Light sour and fruity aroma. Light body structure, some sweetness, light fruity touch. Ends with some strawberries. Simple among the Flemish Sour Ales, but still quite good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12477) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2005
Bottled (BB 09/2006)
Dark red ruby, small steady off-white head. Aroma of vinegar, coffee and plums. Slightly sour, same time sugary, roasted flavor. Quite "easy to drink" Flemish sour ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2009
(33cl bottle) Pours a brownish amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, white grapes, old books, balsamic, and light grain. Flavor of subtle sourness, raisins, light cherry, wood, and vinous.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006
Bottled: Reddish brown coloured. Huge dense brownish head. Has a huge vinegar nose. Notes of prunes. Flaovur is full of vinegar as well. Is sour and has a balanced fruityness. Is dry and medium bodied. Ends on light sour fruitnotes. I really dig this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7818) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4774) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (3594) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2013
25 cl. bottle @ Kulminator. BBF 23/09/2006 – 2005 Vintage? 2004? Older? Dark brownish Bordeaux with some light mocha bubbles. Oxidized nose, syrup, coco-cola with some faint grounds / chocolate. Taste is too sweet for me, syrup, coco-cola, lightly oxidized, touch syrup, berries, sweet cherry candy, sugar, sourness is light in the back. Too syrupy + sweet for what I prefer for the style & far too simple, lacks complexity. Ehh…

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2006
Dark brown colored, medium sized beige head. Sweetness, mild chocolate, raisins, sourness and some aroma from port wine, fine aroma. Medium bodied. Mild vinous tones, raisins, sourness and cherries in flavor, mild metal in aftertaste. Some lace in glass.


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