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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: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Brewed for Brasserie Vanuxeem.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
December 2008: from BA. This bottle is one of three (different beers) I have from this beer company. The problem is, the labels all claim the beers are brewed by someone else! This brown was brewed by Verhaeghe-Vichte, the Amber by Du Bocq and the Triple by Van Steenberge (that should be good). Anyway the brown 25cl bottle (5.4%) had just under a years life left when I broached it. Poured into a La Chouffe tulip. Good clear mahogany red/brown colour with a tan head that faded quickly to a collar and wisp. Sweet smell, which follows into the taste. Treacle and malts fill your nose, but there is a darker sour flavour in the mix too. Agreeable to my palat, the sweet and sour elements complimented each other very well. It appeared to me like a combination of an Old Brown, a Young Brown with a hint of a Flanders Red thrown in to give some umph. This was a lot better than I thought it would be after I read the label. I must wear my glasses when buying stuff!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (8585) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle: Clear, amber coloured, cellary balsamico nose sith sweet fruity caramel in the background; moderate sweet-sour flavour, pretty light bodied; sweet-sour finish, followed by a touch of hops in the aftertaste. O.K, but not earth-shaking…

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - APR 20, 2012
Fruity and old oak barrel flavours dominate. In mouth, this unbalanced palate melts sourness, fruityness and oak chips aromas plus a light bitter/sweet aftertaste. I really don’t like that style.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle. Clear maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of sour cherries, citrus. Taste is more sour than sweet, with vinegar toward the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2012
Draft @ Delirium. Ambrée/cuivrée, col épais beige. Arôme aigre-doux léger laissant une effluve minime fruitée, malt caramel, sucré/grains. En bouche, le profile reste plus centré sur un sucre roux laissant un caramel doux prendre un peu le dessus. En parallèle avec un léger fruité aigre, le côté balsamique de cette ’veille brune’ est en retrait et je ne note aucune pas de présence de vieillissement en foudre de chêne. Reste une belle bière pour le style, facile dans son approche qui garde un profile aigre minime.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
albundy (48) - FRANCE - MAR 25, 2012
Une bière qui ressemble un peu à la bush de nuit mais en plus sucrée. Peut-être un peu trop. Néanmoins une très belle surprise.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (5906) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2012
Draught at Delirium Reserve Akasaka. Lovely crimson and brown with a tall, super-fine head. Tart, acid nose, cherry, yogurt, light vinegar. Sweet-and-sour flavor, cherry, yogurt, vinegar. Ok sour edge, could be more. Clean, refreshing, not too sweet. Very drinkable and tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teddybeer (2097) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 12, 2012
33cl bottle. Rubi colour with a decent tan head of fine lacework. Aroma is fruity: crerries and apples are present and sourish Flavour is fresh, sour, with apples hints and a final moderate vinegar. Carbonation is lively. Body is light

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle (25 cl) from bierzwerg.de. Clear chestnut, small beige head. Berryish red apple aroma with notes of wood and vinegar. Semi dry with firm acidity.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (945) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2011
Reddish brown with a minimal pale head. Kind of looks like a glass of cola. Aroma is sour, hint of cherries and toffee. Taste is mainly sweet with a subtle sourness - cherries, grape, some balsamic vinegar.


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