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

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MPA (782) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 17, 2005
Bottle. I complety forgot about this one for a few months, so I was pleased to find this one way back in the closet. Nice sour aroma with hints of candy, puts a smile on my lips and gives me some expectations even before tasting it. Ahhh...the way the provoking tart (pun intended) dances with my tongue! Sour ales just brings an excellent freshness, that hasn’t been around, since Will Smith first went from Philly to bel-Air in 1990! Light, easy to drink, yet tasty. A fine example of sour ale.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hansen (6444) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
Was sour. Especially the aroma was acetic. Flavor is week, mild. Palate thin.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (3686) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2005
Botlle, at home. Golden with large white creamy head. Aroma moderate malty (fruit). Flavor moderate sweet, heavy acidic/sour. I still prefer Duchesse de Bourgogne, but very fine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
Rating # 1800, Clear sparkling amber with a small off white head. Tart fruity aroma with a slight barnyard yeastyness. Malty and fruity flavor with a touch of spicyness and a faintly tart finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bugrat (60) - Cph. V, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
Bottled, medium body, oily feel, lively, red, just a plain fav. of mine. This is every thing a good flemish sour ale should be...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2005
Clear amber color. Small white foam. Malty slight sweet nose, fine sourish wood aroma. Cleen swee-sour woody taste. Nice balance, fresh complex finish. Very nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2005
Bottled. Clear orange coloured with a small off white head. Acidic aroma of wood, glue and red wine. Flavour of glue, wood, fruits and red wine. Funny, but not my favorite flemish sour ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2005 (Bottled) Dark amber color with a sparkling look and a tight, small head with hints of lace. Sweetish, malty, fruity and tart aroma. Caramely-malty, but also quite vinegary-tart and fruity flavor. Medium-bodied, sticky-sugary, fizzy-carbonated palate. Basically a quite pleasant sour ale, but with too much sugar to be truly enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2005
Bottled (BB 08/2005)
This is called Caves "Het bier van Lier". Copper brown, small firm white head. Strong sour fruity nose. Sweet, sour, fruity, a bit earthy.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
Bottle. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Sweet sour fruity aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet light sour finish.


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