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


on tap


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (9783) - Wuppertal, - MAY 28, 2012
Angenehmer, sauer-dunkler-dickflüssiger Geruch. Der Antrunk ist süß-malzig, leicht sauer, dabei sehr vollmundig. Schmeckt nach mehr als die 4,8%. Der Hauptteil ist lang anhalötend, voll, dunkel-dickflüssig und angenehm leicht säuerlich mit toller Holznote. Auf der Zunge bleibt eine dunkle, (röstmalzige) Holznote, dabei eine angenehm süßliche Säure. --> sehr interessantes Bier!

FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2017 330ml bottle - shared by martjoobolut - thanks! (6:4:7:3:13=3.3)
Savouryish marinated (pickled) fruit, something exotic, some milky lactose. Wateryish palate, fizzy carbonation. Less sour taste, more savoury aspects. Very easy refreshing oud brune.

Marduk (8628) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2017
250ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Clear deep copper color. Small size, yellow head, stays. Sour, plums, raisins, oak, woody and acid in aroma. Acidic, metallic, oak, woody, balsamico and berries in taste. Sour, metallic and prunes in aftertaste. Acidic mouthfeel. Drinkable brew.

martjoobolut (5360) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma is sour, oak, caramel, oxidized, sour milk. Flavor is sour, sweet, vinegar, oaky, watery, some cherries. Body is think. Overall: drinkable.

tricksta_p (5366) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle from Beergium. Aroma is oak, creamy caramel malt, sweet and tart red fruits, cherries, brown sugar, vinous with some balsamic vinegar. Flavour is medium sour and mildly sweet. Body is medium. Enjoyable Flanders Brown, some complexity, nice sour with some sweetness, oak.

FinnIckler (979) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2017
Bottle from saverue-biere.com. Pours very dark red. Nose is Joghurt, cherry, stracciatella, rusty acidity. Heavily carbonated. Palate is chocolate cherry icecream. Sour finish. Very enjoyable. A little bit too carbonated and Joghurt-y.

olsvammel (7313) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle from Beergium. Smell of dried fruits, but I also get some milk and butter. Tart taste with dried fruit, Milky mouthfeel. Not that clean but drinkable.

Countbeer (6589) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Black ish brown, small creamy vanilla beige head. Nose of sweat, funk, brown sugars, caramel, malts, hints of wild ish yeast, bread and wood toast. Flavours malts, tarts, bitters, iron, raisin, toast, light prunes and some bread... Aftertaste is bitter, malty, brown sugars, raisin, toast... Low to medium carbo, watery mouthfeel, medium bodied.

Johnstledger8 (1410) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours a murky dark brown with a fading light beige bubbly head. Aroma is of caramel, cherry, dark grapes, wood. Taste is of toffee, cherry, red wine flavours, oak, balsamic vinegar, tart finish. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

MarcoDL (5479) - NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2016
Bottle. Brown color. Aroma of lacto acid, sweet oak and red fruit. Fresh taste of oak, vinous red fruit, sour cherry and some sweet old malt. Nice beer, I like this style.

bartlebier (4217) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 5, 2016
25cl bottle (bb?) shared at oldmanriver’s. Bref: musty conconction of a pleasing, accessible sweet&sour old brown, old balsamic wood tones over caramel cherry. - Slick, deep toasted caramalts lay a soft drink base layer of fruit and sugars for wine balsamics, damp wood and cellar must to lean on. Not infinitely complex, striking a regional balance between straight up sour, spiced (cinnamon) and old-style catering to a regional sweet tooth. One of few both rich&malty and tart rood-bruins from East-Flanders, at that one too modest to end up in exporters’ crosshairs.

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