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


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RATINGS: 677   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
“Vichtenaar” is a beer, brewed with roasted malts, spicey hops, fruity yeast and soft water, pumped up from a 172 m deep well, guaranteeing constant quality and pureness of the liquor. After primary and secondary lagering, “Vichtenaar” gets a ternary fermentation in oak vessels during 8 months. These oak pipes are big tuns with a capacity varying between 500 and 2500 hectolitres. “Vichtenaar” is a traditional and specific Western Flemish beer, from the northwest of Belgium. Its taste can be described as mild-sourish and suitably complex, thanks to the long lagering on oak. This tart flavour makes it eminently suitable for the hot summer months. “Vichtenaar” is one of the last Flemish “Oud bruins” that are really lagered in the oak tuns, and are as such appreciated by the connoisseur, looking for authenticity. As early as 1958 “Vichtenaar” was crowned as the top in an international concours in Gent.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Pours a dark, chocolatey color with a big, fluffy head. Huge soda-popish bubbles. Aroma is very sour, slightly sweet, a little blander than I am used to from FSA. Taste is sour, a little thin and watered down, but still has a nice tart, vinegaresque quality. Finishes a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
6bottlepack (98) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle from Hops & Crafts Exeter,pours clear ruby with a big loose tan head,tart aroma of cherry,oak,malt vinegar & pear,taste of cherry slight sourness & some acidity , oak too ,light bodied with good carbonation , the finish is long with more cherry ,sourness & acidity with a balancing sweetness . Really lovely!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (1158) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2016
Donkerbruin bier met schuim. Smaak is licht zoetzuur en fruitig, rode bessen en braam met iets wat lijkt op appelstroop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHSRanders (1983) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber color with medium creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Aroma is cherry and cinnamon. Sour fruity flavor. Oily palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilkniamhel (379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
Bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk dregs run. Pours pale brown. Nose of spiced oranges, raisins. Taste is very sour, piney resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Pours brownish red with no head. Aroma is cherry and cinnamon. Taste is cherry sweet, cherry sweet, modestly sour, some sugar sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (9766) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose is balsamic funk, toffee, taste is quite sour, dry, light sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
bottle at home .. copper .. thin off white lcing .. soft balsamic ... cherry fruit nose .. juicy tart fruit .. light funk .. bis sweet cherries.. cherry pith

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Raymonnezza (13) - - APR 23, 2016
Great acid beer from Flandre. Bittersweet taste and Ruby colour . Persiste foam (eggnog colour)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gr_pa (314) - siemianowice, POLAND - MAR 26, 2016
Dark ruby, small head, nice lacing. Aroma: vinegar, malt, cherries, wooden notes, generally quite sweet. Some tartness, but overall lots of sweetness, flavour is dark fruits, plum. Also some oak. Little bit hoppy at finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1553) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 23, 2016
butelka, na szybko: bardzo lagodne, kwasnosc i beczka bardziej w aromacie, w aromacie tez winne klimaty. sporo ciemnych swiezych owocow. w smaku kwaskowate lekko, slodkawe, bez goryczki, winno owocowe, nie ma tanin co dziwi. powtorka z aromatow, zwlaszcza mam wrazenie wisnie czuc. ogolnie: wino zmieszane z sokiem wisniowym

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