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

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Genuine Oudenaarde old brown top-fermented beer. Traditionally brewed. Matured for over one year at the brewery. Used to be brewed by Clarysse (now closed).

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3.9
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2007
Aged small bottle, best before December 2001. Deep mahogny colour wit a tan head that reduced to a minimum. Wonderful aged beer aroma with all the essentials:raisins, dry dusty cellar, even tarter fruit. Mellow fruit, sour yoghurt countered by sweet caramel, definite dry cellar notes. Still medium-bodied, but rather flat with the years. It probably was not the sourest oud bruin to begin with, but age has added an extra dry twist to an already superb beer. Still very drinkable.

3.3
henrikb (1264) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2007
Bottled 1991 (37,5cl) - Orange brown hazy body, big bubbled lasting white head; Lots of sour brown malty vinegar aromas, but a quite thick layer of oxidization is covering all the pleasure; The body is better, deep, freshly sour, slightly lactic, with lots of sweetness backing it; It finishes long, at first freshly lactic sour, malty sweet with length, but again lots of oxidization age aromas is covering. This beer was to old.

2.9
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2007
Bottle at home. Reddish brown. Decent foam. Lots of carbonation. Sweet, syrupy aroma. Fruity and sour. Make that, very sour. Can taste cherrys and alcohol, although overall % isn’t that high. I’m not sure how old my bottle is, but looks very old, part of a last batch sold at BierKoning, A’dam. Very sour indeed.

3.7
Dedollewaitor (16545) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 8, 2007
Intense deep brown with creamy white/brown head. Fine lacings. Nutty sweet caramel aroma with an easy vinous smell. Filling texture. Earthy vinous cherry/vinegar taste - not powerfull but very pleasant! Nice!

3.3
hopdog (13249) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2007
25cl bottle labeled BB 30-08-07. Poured a deep reddish / brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of cherries (cherry pie) and vinegar. Tastes follow with some all around fruitiness. Light sour and tart finish.

3.3
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Thanks to hopdog for sharing. Pours a translucent deep ruby amber with an average off white bubbly/creamy head that left some spotty lacing. Aroma of tart cherries, pie crust, some barnyard, sweet malts some lingering funkiness. Flavor was kind of muddled with some sour fruits, sweet malts some caramel and apples.

3.6
Grovlam (4257) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2007
Bottle. Head was average creamy. Color was murky brown. Aroma was a god mix of berries vinegar, wood and some oak. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and a dry texture. Flavor was light to moderate acidic with some sweet notes. Really god Flemish Sour.

4.2
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
A Mes rate: 75cl bottle from the Kulminator. 1989 bottle no less according to Leen and it looked it. Thick with dust and cobwebs with a very flakey label. None of this new school rubbish this is the genuine 5.5% article from Clarysse and poo the bed is it good. All that age but its still lively enough to prickle the palate. Superb Flemish sour nose. It wasn’t too great initially but once it had been open for a while and allowed to acclimatise it gave up wonderful balsamic notes with fruity red wine and gently sweet malt. Some slight brown sugar and custard in there too. Great looks, Simply fantastic. Thick thick head settled to a thinish film that lasted all the way down. The stunning chestnut brown body turns almost blonde at the edges. Really and amazing looking beer. In the mouth there are stong balsamic notes and lots of chewy caramel malt with some chocolate too. Slight metallic notes but we will let that slide. Totally out of the blue hops jump out of nowhere for the finish which almost instantly turns sweet and raisiny. Simply stunning. Damn rate beer being so over the top sometimes and not allowing this to be listed where it should be, with the Clarysse brewery and not with this substandard version.

3.5
Christian (13930) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 Slightly hazy dark red/brown with a short lived off-white head. Caramel, butterscotch, vinegar and cherry aromas. Quite sweet with a nice acid finish. 1982 bottle courtesy of Lövenlund: Much more musty, earty and leather aroma. Spectacular funky, earthy flavour, worth a 9 for flavour.

3.8
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2006
1975 (31 year old) vintage. Trnasparent red-brown body, nearly no acid. Dusty alcohol, nut, wood aroma. Some cherry and apple. Light sour and both sweet acidic flavour.


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