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


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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Brewed for Brasserie Vanuxeem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (11259) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy very sour aroma. Light bitter and sweet flavor. Average slightly sour finish. faro like. Maybe too sweet. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CharlieNoodles (80) - Toulouse, FRANCE - OCT 1, 2012
plus accessible et plus rafraîchissente qu’une Rodenbach, cette bière se déguste facilement pour ceux qui aiment les rouges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (3563) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2012
Clear reddish brown colour, beige head. Belgian oud bruin aroma, light sweet, sour notes, malts, caramel, red fruit and wood. Light sweet flavour, light sour touch, vanilla and wood. Finish caramel, light wood and pronounced red fruits.
(From 33cL bottle @ Noa’s Brasserie, Koksijde)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Noctilucus (106) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2012
Deep but clear reddish brown with some visible carbonation and a good deal of beige foam that shows a hint of red. The smell is not unlike port but more sour, with some citrus fruits in there as well; a very unique profile that somehow reminds me of cherry candies. Strong but not excessive sour as in grapefruit and cherries, the slightest hint of wood, enough body for such a light beer but it’s really the sour character and cherry taste that bring it to life. Not much complexity but nice and original. The disadvantage of the rather strong sour taste is that the aftertaste falls flat in comparison, with only the slightest hint of cherry / grapefruit which even dissappears after a short while. I would have rated it higher if it had more lasting power. Other than that, it’s a powerful sour that reminds me of Verhaeghe’s Duchesse de Bourgogne but more tending towards sour and less "varnish" in there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4672) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (9165) - 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…

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (15061) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (7411) - 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.

   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.

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