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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: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian top-fermented cherry beer on the basis of a reddish brown ale matured in oak casks.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Pours to a odd red-hued brown with a thin white head. The aroma is lots of fermented cherries, vinegar, menthol, and oak. The flavor is strange, apple cider vinegar? Oak. To me, the palate is one of the redeeming qualities of this beer. I love Flemish Sours when they’re good, but this isn’t one of them. I want more Panil!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2005
reddish pinkish brown color w/ a light pink head. a tart aroma, sour cherries touches of metalic very sweet some bandaids. Light palate somewhat carbonated very light. A fairly bad flavor fermented cherry a touch stale overly sweet. blah.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2005
pours a dark cranberry red, almost looks like a glass of fruit juice except for a thin fizzy head that disappears rapidly. vinegar, sour apple and sweet cherry in the aroma, which was not overwhelming in its sourness. flavor was very much the same, all the elements were there, but were balanced very well and actually ended with a crisp tartness, rather than an extreme sourness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Typical intense sourness deftly balanced by sour cherries, but not overwhelmed by them. Beautiful scarlet pour with an abundance of beading. There’s a Christmas party going on in my glass. bright and lively spritziness on the tongue and throat going down...champagne-style. Very well done!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Pours red with slight pink head. Nose is quite tart and cherrylike. Flavor is also tart-like with a smooth underlying sweetness. Nice sipping beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Vivid dark ved, medium sized pink foamy head. Acetic acid and an unfortunate phenolic aroma. Tart cherry flavor gives way to pucker tart. Plastic phenol tinges marr the flavor especially noticable in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium light and fairly smooth and dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 19, 2005
this is yet another journey into "sour-land" for me.im a bit nervous so here we go.this sour ale pours a see through crimson body with a small white head.aromas are of hot alcohol,sour funk,and cherry ludens.flavor is much of the same.with a little smoke,oak,and sherri thrown in.different but not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Aroma of cinnamon and faint cooked apples. What I thought to be rubber was actually oak notes. I need practice. Deep ruby, cranberry color. Flavor of sweet cherry candies(lifesavers) with the great sour base beer as the knockout. Not too tart...oh wait, there it is! It lines the mouth with a carbonated cherry puckering sensation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2005
08.03.05 330ml bottle, dated 10.31.05 Red body looks like a glass of cranberry juice. Pink head but not much of it. Vinegar and cherries on the nose. Socks. Oak. Cig ash(?). Very sweet and mild, fruit forward. Decent, dry, sweet, tingly. Still seems young, like more time in the wood might be beneficial. Enjoyable in all of the ways I dig on flemmish sours.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (6014) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2005
BB 10/31/2005... Poured a clear, ruby red color with a thin, off white head that left no lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet cherries, grapes, port wine, and light oak. Taste of medicinal, sweet cherries, faint oak, and a lingering tartness. The first sip was a shocker, but I got used to this.


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