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


on tap

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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (8931) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2008
At Aarschots Bierfestivn, Belgium, on March 23, 2008. (25 cl bottle) BB 06-06-09. Clear dark brown color, medium sized light brown head. Lactic, acidic, a bit sweet scent. Sweet, acidic, lactic taste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, lactic and acidic aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Dark brown colored pour with little to no head. Sweet, veggie like nose with a sweet, candy and veggie like finish. Different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1381) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2007
Easily one of the better Flemish sours I’ve had. Bottle sampled at La Porte Noire in Brussels. Pours dark brown with ruby highlights, small tan head. Big nose full of cherries and balsamic... very inviting. Well-balanced sweet-and-sourness, with a tangy, mild bitterness. Lively but restrained bubbles dancing over the tongue. I did hope for a somewhat dirty/musty finish, a la Duchesse, so a minor letdown there. But now I’m all revved up to try others from Vanuxeem...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2007
Brown/Rubis poor with a tiny beige heid. Aromas are ver much like the duchesse de bourgogne. Added aromas of red wine vinegar, brown sugar and yogourt. Zero bitterness, very rare and unique sensation. Nicely effervescent with a nice sweet balance. Added flavors of red wine, raspberries, cherries, strawberries... Impressive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7033) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2007
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 29 Sep 2007) Dark brown colour with reddish hints, pale brown head. Fruity, slightly acidic nose with notes of cherries. Fruity, slightly sorish taste with dark fruit and cherries. Rather fresh acidity lingers around throughout. I did expect a brune but ended up quite content with a nice sour ale. Nice surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2007
Ruby pour ringed with dissipating froth. Aroma has the buttery sourness of red wine, with a splash of cherry. Flavour sweet-sour, caramel-tinged and fruity, with a lingeringly biscuity aftertaste. Apple, vinegar, demerara and iron. Accomplished, balanced sour ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2007
My Bottom Line:
This friendly Flemish Sour Ale refreshes with its interplay of cherry fruitiness and brown sugar coated with a minutious layer of balsamic vinegar. Its lenient tartness, airy mouthfeel and fainting sweetness assure high drinkability.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the clear mahogany.
-The sugary component is on its way to caramel, but not quite there yet.
-The round maltiness is alleviated by the fluffy effervescence.
-The first half of each sip is beautiful, but the second half doesn’t last long enough to take it to greater heights.

Bottle; no date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11377) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2007
A nice mahoganny brown ale with a thin lacing off white head. A pleasant pungeant aroma, with sweet cherries, acetic acid, and caramel. A sweet cherry drink with refreshing acidity, caramel. Not bad. Bieropholie import. BB 18-01-07.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39784) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2007
Bottle. Clear medium amber color with a small fizzy fair lacing mostly lasting light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, brown sugar, moderate vinegar. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (4013) - 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.

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