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Thiriez Vieille Brune

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
La Malonne, aged for 3 months in French oak winebarrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9986) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Bottle shared at THT. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light tart dark fruits, light vinous notes and overripe fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and very light sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (8476) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
75cl bottle shared at April THT. Thin creamy tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Pretty good

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budedou (769) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAR 31, 2016
A dark amber beer with huge head. Nose is very slightly sour with brown malt notes. Aroma is caramel like, sweet, notes of licorice, nut, some sourness mixed with acidity. Sourness is very low comparative to Belgian ones, easily drinkable but less complex than expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7202) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2015
750ml bottle, #415, 2011 vintage. Pours a hazy copper brown with some creamy, off white head. Nose has wet cork, dried leaves, wet dog. Flavor has a little bit of brown sugar/malt, some cooked greens, a little vitamin C, some cork, a little faint jam. Finishes dry and not overly thin. This has seen better days. If you haven’t

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (2611) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (3213) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7727) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8537) - 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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (2024) - Gdańsk, POLAND - 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.

   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.

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