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


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (6378) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2013
bottle ( 2005 vintage ) at kulminator pours very dark red, no foam . smells aged ( in a good way, as always at kulmi ) sweetness vs sour taste is still very nice ! typical fob , LOVE it ! with a rather fruity-based side ( even after 8 years) aged FOB = epic !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2667) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11411) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2010
Taste this beer more times, last again @ home form bottle 25 cl on 25.02.2010. Brown color, reddish shine with a off-white head. Aroma fruits, malts, little roasted. Medium body. Taste sweet, also some sourness, wood touch, typical Verhaeghe. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9532) - Ursel, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2006
Brown reddish coloured with a small off-white head. Nice malty and fruity aroma, some raisins, and cherry? Medium body, light sour, with a good balanced finish, sweet-sour. A nice Flemisch sour ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
Commissioned by a drinks center in Lichtervelde and actually a sweeter and heavier version of Vichtenaar. Loose, beige, thin head, deep red brown colour with yellowish hue, clear. Strong fruity and estery aroma with hints of melon, strawberry, blackcurrant, vanilla, oak, cheese spread, yoghurt, caramel; delicate sweetness in the mouth, caramelly, not cloying, fresh citric and lactic acidity, malt sweetness, sour sweet finish, soft and dryish with a little hop bitter touch. Not their best oud bruin in my opinion, but still a genuine and very enjoyable example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19385) - 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.

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