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


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (3637) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Bottle: Poured a dark brown/black with a light brown head. The aroma was candy caramel malt. Taste was very sweet and candy but also finished sorta veggy like.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4619) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2007
Aroma of cherries, some port, some marzipan, actually quite sweetish with a more creamy caramel malty background. Hazy, brown coloured with a lasting, medium, off-white head. Taste is sweet, caramel malty with forest fruits and some wine character with marzipan. Just a bit too sweet and sirupy. Overal good quality stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2007
Bottle: Poured a deep dark red color ale with a small foamy head that disappeared quite quickly. Aroma is sour tart with some sweetness. Taste has definitely a good base of oak and tart with some sour cherries but was cut with some sugar which probably makes it a bit easier to drink through but it loose some of it complexities. This beer reminds of the classic Rodenbach and would be great to drink in the summertime and could even make it as a great session beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3079) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2007
Brown bottle, 25 cl, best before 23-01-08, savoured on April 5 2007; eye: burgundy with a nice creamy beige head that transforms into a layer on top of the beer, clear, light effervescence, a bit of lacing; nose: cherries, vinous, slightly stale, sweet, vinegar-like, sour, caramelized malt; mouth: syrupy, velvety, cherries, a bit stale, caramelized malt, sour green apple, balsamic vinegar, long finale in cherries and caramelized malt, creamy texture, quite sweet, medium body; overall: nice find FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 25 cl; meilleure avant 23-01-08, savourée le 5 avril 2007; œil : bourgogne avec une mousse beige crémeuse et abondante qui se transforme en un lit pour couvrir la bière, claire, légère effervescence, un peu de dentelle; nez : cerises, vineux, légèrement éventée, sucrée, aigre, sure, malt caramélisé; bouche : sirupeuse, velouté, cerises, un peu éventée, malt caramélisé, pomme verte sure, vinaigre balsamique, longue finale en cerises et malt caramélisé, texture crémeuse, assez sucrée, corps moyen; bouche : belle découverte

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19945) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2007
Bottled (1998 vintage) at Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Clear dark ruby, minimal head. Lightly acidic cherry aroma. Fairly sweet with rounded gentle mouthfeel. Balsamic mouthfilling cherry flavour with some freshening acidity. Mild and creamy despite fairly light body and concentrated flavour. Superb! If it would lose some sweetness it would reach heaven!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4603) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Strong and pleasant malt vinegar aroma. A dark amber color and considerable carbonation for the style. Flavor does have sweetness, like fermenting fruit, as well as a malt vinegar acidity. Good like other Flemish sours from Verhaeghe.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5728) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2007
Bottled at Delirium, Gothenburg. Deep red. Small and bubbly head. Rather sour with notes of vinegar, juniper-berries and raspberries. Sourish and rather fresh, but too sweet; sugary.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11442) - Göteborg, 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 (7118) - 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 (10176) - 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!!


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