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


on tap

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Brewed for Brasserie Vanuxeem.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - MAR 13, 2009
Onestissima sour ale un po’ abbagasciata simile alla Duchesse però un po’ più delicata e forse feminile. Buona!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2009
0.25 l bottle (vintage 2000) at Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Reddish brown color. Sweet vinous aroma with plum, strawberry, cherry, nuts and some acidity. Sweet slightly acidic flavor with plenty of cherry and strawberry as well as hint of licorice and nuts. This is pretty tasty but I would prefer this dryer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2012 33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, yet easy to drink, balanced, clear, small head, good sour brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2008
Darker brown coloured beer with a small brown head and some light carbonation. Slightly elder version. Some light madeira caramel sweet aroma touches with some ripe fruity hints. Medium to full palate. Finish is light sour caramel fruity. Special and not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Yves (2780) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2008
Darker amber coloured beer with small off-white head. Hoppy sour aroma. Full sweet palate. Finish is sweet and sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3551) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2012 dark brown coloured body with a little off white head a sweet sourig aroma a sourig sweet fruity taste with a sourig bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (6282) - 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 (7098) - 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 (3371) - 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.

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