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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: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Malonne, aged for 3 months in French oak winebarrels.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6007) - 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 (7790) - 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 (8411) - 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 (3926) - 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 (2148) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle, thanks Hirigalzkar. Pours Brown with a light Brown head. Big, smoth and fruity beer. Vinous, some chcolate.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sparf (116) - Östersund, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
Syrligt parfymaktig arom. Även jästtoner och aning stall men med en mustig jordighet. Mörkt brun och disig brygd med lätt rödaktiga reflexer. Smaken har en kärv bitterhet kombinerat med en välrostad syra. Fattoner och en lite vinös avrundning. Tämligen tunn kropp och en champagneartad kolsyra. Torr och relativt kort eftersmak. På det hela taget en unik öl!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (1773) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours brown with red reflects. Aroma is of soap, fruits, yeast, bretts? Taste is of fruits, malt, bretts? Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: Pretty original beer. Not bad!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1262) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2013 Bottle shared by czar, thanks! Pours a muddy brown with a big white head. First whiff is soapy, well, all of them are. Quite strange but it does not deter me from digging further. Nice oaky/fruity flavors, feeling winey almost. Some spices and flowers also make an appearance, might be what I was associating with soap. Enjoyable, I should re-rate it sometime in the future.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
extra @ cascade + upright tasting sessions. big gush. unclear brown with a frothy abnormal off-white had, good retention and lacing. very soapy and perfumy, bretty, caramel, pepper, spices, faint belgiumness and wineyness. over-bubbly, light body, short tannic and grassy-herbal-spicy finish. very unique and enjoyable but not without flaws..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle from czar, thanks a lot! A bit of a gusher. Pour is hazy brown with lots of head and good lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, wine, oak, caramel, light cocoa notes. Taste is oak, wine, dark fruits, caramel, lightl sweetnes, sour. Medium body, good carbonation.


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