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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: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Brewed for Brasserie Vanuxeem.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10368) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2007
Bottle at Delirium Cafe, Göteborg. Amber color, offwhite head. Vinegar aroma, some juniper berries and raspberries. Somewhat vinous, Vinous, malty, sourish flavor, quite fresh but maybe a bit too sweet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2007
A Mes rate: 25cl bottle from La Porte Noire. Said 5.2% on my bottle. Lovely stuff. Like a slightly more alcoholic tasting Vichtenaar. All the same stuff really. An excellent balance between sour fruit and creamy malt. So very drinkable it feels like you could have a session on it. Think the balsamic vinegar would put an end to that pretty quick but whatever. It does that great Verhaeghe thing of bouncing around from sweet to sour to sweet to sour leaving your tastebuds dizzy but wanting more. When Flemish sours are good they are great. This is one of those. ACE!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2007
25 cl. Dark brown with a moderate head. The aroma is sourish. The flavour is sweetish and nicely sour like a flemish sour should be, and it has notes of berries. Nice!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10465) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle. Ruby colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, caramel, old cherry. Flavour is sweet, caramel, cherry stone, sour, cellar notes. A lovely beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer4000 (4453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2007
Bottle. Beautiful red/brown body with a beige head. Aroma has a certain cellar character with well-matured sweet cherry, just delicious. Flavor delivers most of the expectations from the aroma. Very harmonic balance between sweet and sour. The flavor is dominated by cherry, but in a matured way.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2007
Bottled. Clear, ruby-colored beer with a dense, creamy, beige head. Roasted aroma with some laquer, prunes, cherry-stone, cellar and sourness. Sourness, cherry, dried fruits, more sourness and a somewhat nice oxidiced note. Medium-bodied, with a fruity and sour finish. A lovely beer. (070119)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
janubio (407) - SPAIN - SEP 27, 2006
Dark red colour, it pours a nice brown creamy foam that last for a while. Nose of acid apples, coriander, fennel. Spicy. Taste is very acid, but pleasant, refreshing. Fruity, with apples and most of all cherries. It makes you ask for another.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1302) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 22, 2006
really really interesting and different. Aroma has louds of purfume, candy, sourness, bad coffee .. some cellar feel also. It´s not bad or good, but it´s massive and really interesting! Appearance is murky brown-reddish-dark with a small head but a lot of lacing. Flavour is incredibly sour with a dust, wood hints. Something also which I cant quite understand what is. Very acidic and vinegarish. Really thick and complex considering the abv. A interesting sour ale

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerre (2636) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2006
Taste this many times. Dark red color with light beige head. Touch of sugar in the nose and hints of dry fruits. Fine spicyness and faint touch of hops. Taste is round light sweet. Duchesse is better.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13597) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2006
Bottle, 5.4%. Sour and sweet aroma, this is clearly an oud bruin. Sparkling, clear brown colour. Stable light brown head. The flavour is very acidic for the style, almost vinegary, which suits it very nicely. It has a little sweetness, but without cancelling out the acidity. I detect a slightly roasted flavour behind the acidity. This is what I feel an oud bruin should be.


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