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Thiriez Vieille Brune

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Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Esquelbecq, France
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Malonne, aged for 3 months in French oak winebarrels.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (2184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Ölföreningen 2015. Smak och doft av körsbär, farinsocker, röda bär, lactobakterier, fat, trä, Läkerol special. Lätt kropp och syrlighet, fin sötma och beska.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2574) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-bier drucken med ölföreningen. En rund och mjuk lite vetegräddig rödöl. Smak av fat, rött vin, sötsyrliga körsbär och plommon, syrad grädde. Riktigt trevlig.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2015
(Bottle. Vintage 2011, bottle no 354. 6.5%) Dark reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, slightly sourish nose with caramel, oak wood, dark fruit, ripe cherries, raspberries, hints of balsamic vinegar and a touch of nutmeg. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, oak wood, dark fruit, blackberries, cherries and a slight acidity in the finish. Medium body, with a slight sweetness. Very tasty, with a gentle acidity and a sweet and sour finish. Excellent balance. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
[6063-20131115] 750mL bottle. Mild plasticky floral pot pourrie aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a quick creamy off-white head. Bitter grains and sweet toasted malt flavour. Medium-full body. Interesting but surprisingly fluffy. (7/3/6/3/16) 3.5
(c/o JoeMcPhee; Vintage 2011)
Overheard: "I wouldn’t rave about it but I would drink the shxt out of it."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1813) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle number 73. Anno 2010. beers is slick and easy to drink. Delicate in aromas and flavor but very well balanced and tasty, good mouth feel. I was entertained but nothing more.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
In short: Some kind of extra-roasted Flemish Sour ruined by cosmetic/soap aroma and flavor.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed one year after purchase. Bottle at 6.2% (listed at 5.8% on ratebeer).
The look: Very dark brown-black body topped by a medium tan head.
In long: Nose is roasted, toasted wood bringing a certain spicy sensation, woody red wine, black cherries and a scented component that I found very much reminiscent of my wife cosmetic (mascara? foundation?). Body is slimmer than expected from a 6.2% beer, lots of carbonation, a fluffy texture. Taste is dark cherries skin, tannins, soap, lots of wood, crunchy caramel, cosmetics, roast. Finish is both dry-roasty and also tannins-astringent. This could have been a good beer, some kind of cross between a roasted stout/porter and a Flemish Sour, however its annoying cosmetic-soapy-perfumy character was just too much for me. I bet all my exes who called me " heartless" would feel pretty stupid and they’d take me back if they saw me sob everytime I open a disappointing bottle of beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
2013-11-15. Dark brown body with a small beige head. 3++ Aroma is vaguely vinous, lightly earthy and lightly fruity. 7+ Flavour is interesting, lightly tangy, mild fruit over moderate malt. Pleasant mild oaky undertones, like mild new oak. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation 3+ Quite subtle but has some lovely nuance to it. Nice stuff! Bottle, 2011 vintage, shared by JoeMcPhee

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Thanks to fiulijn for this gem. Deep brown pour with a thin white head. The nose is of earthy oak and a touch of soft tartness. Nice and softly lactic with a bit of herbal and earthy character. The beer has a nice chewy earthiness and a touch of oaky woodiness. Has a bit of cedar and some interesting resinous character. Vineous finish with a lot of complexity. Lovely brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (8042) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Raw oak, red grape and a malty perfume. Cloudy brown with a brown head. Tastes just like it smells, perfume and nice oak. Great beer and end to the night, big fan.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle, thanks Hirigalzkar. Pours Brown with a light Brown head. Big, smoth and fruity beer. Vinous, some chcolate.


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