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


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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Brewed for Brasserie Vanuxeem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (5570) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2008
Bottle @ KBF in Geel. Reddish brown beer. Aroma of cherries, red wine, a bit tart. Flavour is sweet-sour, cherries, a bit malts. Just a bit too sweet for me. Not much carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogivlado (6466) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 5, 2008
Bottled(250ml). -Reddish amber coloured, medium sized tan head, strong unpleasant stale wine barrell nose. The taste is basicly the same but a bit better. Moderate sweet and sour, short finish with notes of beet in the aftertaste. Not so good sour ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2008
Bottle, Kris Wines, London . Poured a ruby tinged brownish colour with a small head. Sweet n’ sour, yeasty malty aroma. Reasonably sour and tart flavour with sweet elements of caramel and some fruit. Not too bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2904) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2008
2nd rating of Belgian trip on 5/16/08.
Pours a very dark reddish brown color with a medium thick head that never goes away and just covers the sides of the glass. Aroma hits you strong with spoiled, starting to fester, dark cherries. It tickles the nostrils a bit and has some earth and soil dark malts to balance it out a bit. Taste is calmed down on the spoiled aspect but more like drippy dark cherries that are still edible. At the end of the flavor there is a seltzer feel with a slightly wild flavor. It finishes simple and refreshing with a hint of sweetness to bring it all together.
25cl bottle @ Le Bier Circus, QdC large snifter/tulip glass, dated bb 06/06/09.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14838) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
Bottle. Thanks to TheWolf. Pours brown/amber with a creamy off white head. Sour vinous/vinegar aroma. Some sweet caramel malts. A good deal of sour dominates. Good brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11893) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
Dark amber with a big off-white head. Funky fruity aroma with berries. Sweet caramel flavour with some fruityness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 9, 2008
Botella, courtesy a yespr. Clear deep red brown color with a small head, fair lacing. Sweet sour and yeasty malty aroma. Quite sour sweet lactose caramel and fruity flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11588) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 6, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, Yespr]
Pours deep mahogany with a fine, creamy beige head. Aroma has lots of lactic acid (youghurt) and light caramel. Fine mouthfeel. Flavour is softly sugary with an okay balanced tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 6, 2008
33 cL bottle, from fonefan. Pours clear and golden brown with a lacing tan head. Sour lacto aroma with reminisence of yogurt. Flavour is sweet sugarish and sour. Light citric note following. Ends with a lingering brown sugarish note. Light off note too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 5, 2008
Dark brown with medium off white head. Sweet and sour aroma with woody and light balsamic notes. Sweet flavor with youghurt, wood and malty notes. Would be nice with more sourness.

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