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


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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2011
(Bottled, BBE 12/2011) Very nice blood-red color with a smallish, but firm and lasting, tanned head. Tart, vinegary aroma with some caramely-roasted maltiness. Flavor is mildly roasty, mildly vinegary, only slightly sugary-sweet. Almost medium body, foamy CO2. Normally I’m not such a big fan of Oud Bruins, but this is quite nicely balanced (sweetness & tartness) and refreshing. 4264

jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours prune almost black. Tan head. Nose of muted cider vinegar and old socks. Taste is watered down vinegar. Soda like carbonation.

DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
Cheesy sock, iron filings, red wine aroma....turning to sticky Chinese sauce, cinnamon, chip shop batter. Unique. Pours ruby with audible fizz, forming a stable beige collar. More of that deep fried, sticky Chinese flavour; syrupy oak with a tingle of cinnamon-dusted plain yoghurt, and rust, and cereal boxes. Sugared on the lips like a sticky plum sauce. I like a beer that challenges my descriptors, and this is doing just that. Fair play.

Abio (1869) - BERMUDA - SEP 22, 2010
Sour-sweet smell, wood, fruits, milk, liquor. Probably not my beer... Looks are ok brown with a medium had, but it colapses to soon. Just a small head stays. Should get 2.5... Taste is sour fruits, some wood. I know sour ale is not my stuff, but it’s better drinkeable then expected. The sourness is not to overwhelming. In fact, besides it’s a bit to much mouthfeel like a soda and it’s even pretty sweet, it’s drinkeable. But this type of beer won’t be my favorite to soon.

douglas88 (9178) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2010
25 cl bottle. Pours a dark red-brown color with a medium white head. The aroma is sour vinegar, caramel malts. A slightly sour flavor with lots of sweet sugary caramel brown malts. OK.

harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle at ChrisO "I’m Trying to see the Stool" pre GBBF2010 tasting. Stale sweet and rubbish.

madmitch76 (24806) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
31st July 2010. ChrisO’s ’Raise The Roof’ tasting.
Hazy brown beer. Only lighlty sour. Offset by some good generic fruit. Finishes crisp and dry.

planky84 (3259) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2010
25cl bottle from Beer Planet. Reddish-brown pour with a beige head which soon vanishes. Very nice sweet/sour aromas of licorice, oak, prunes, figs. Flavours of dried fruit, cherries, raisins, licorice, figs, dates. Nice sweet/sour balance. Dry finish with the aforementioned sweet/sour mix. Very pleasant.

gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 10, 2010
Bottle at RBNAG-2009. Brown-orange colour with a beige head. Aroma is oak, sourness, dried fruits. Flavour is sweet, sugar, sourness, yeast, oak, cellar. Complex fun beer.

yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2010
Bottle, 150cl corked, at RBNAG -09, courtesy of geokkjer. It pours an unclear, orange-brown body, topped by a beige head. Well carbonated, the cork hit the quite high ceiling when popped. Cellar, sourness and dried fruits well integrated in the aroma. There’s some acidity in the flavor, with dried fruits, some cellar and hints of barnyard. Full-bodied and nicely carbonated. A really pleasant and easy drinkable beer. 091107

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