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


on tap

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Brewed for Brasserie Vanuxeem.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pyrmir (5864) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2015
330 ml bottle during Brussels vacation, at Delicis. Reddish brown with off white head. Aroma is sweet and sour, acidity, vinegar and red berries. Taste is nicely balanced, sweet, sour, lots of vinegar, lactic acid, some malt notes and red berries. Really nice beer, reminds me of Duchesse de Borgogne but not as cloyingly sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (7460) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2014
Horecabeurs Pours clear copperbrown , OK white head . Smell is bit sweet , bit metallic funky sourness . Taste is fleshy , sour-sweet . A lot like duchesse de bourgogne ( noted down even before I knew this one was brewed by Verhaeghe .. is this a secret alias ??? ) , fruity and full .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (526) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 20, 2016
ASPETTO: marrone mogano limpido con bellissimi riflessi granata. Schiuma marroncino/rosa, abbastanza abbondante, fine e non particolarmente persistente. AROMA: acetoso, che stimola lappetito, frutti rossi. Aroma intenso. GUSTO: sentori acetosi, di aceto balsamico. Abbondanti frutti rossi (soprattutto lampone e ciliegia). Agrodolce stupendo. La birra scivola benissimo e chiama subito unaltra bevuta. Bevuta davvero soddisfacente!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2009 2009-10-29, bb 11/2006, possibly 5 years old, 8-5-8-4-17=42
Beautiful color, dark mahogany with red sparkles; small creamy head. The aroma is fruity, moderately sour, creamy, and there is some vinous wood too. Good mouthfeel quite round, as it still has some pleasant sweetness; malt flavor corrected by the typical Verhaeghe winey sour and fruity touch. The bitterness is quite low, and the final medium short. Complex and beautifully aged.

2003-11-09, 8-5-9-4-17=43
Clean dark amber color; creamy head. Original aroma: malt, sourness, cherries, toffee, caramel, cookies Smooth, sweet and lightly sour, very similar to Duchesse de Bourgogne (therefore good!). Dangerously drinkable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
janubio (770) - SPAIN - SEP 27, 2006
Dark red colour, it pours a nice brown creamy foam that last for a while. Nose of acid apples, coriander, fennel. Spicy. Taste is very acid, but pleasant, refreshing. Fruity, with apples and most of all cherries. It makes you ask for another.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer5000 (6315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2007
Bottle. Beautiful red/brown body with a beige head. Aroma has a certain cellar character with well-matured sweet cherry, just delicious. Flavor delivers most of the expectations from the aroma. Very harmonic balance between sweet and sour. The flavor is dominated by cherry, but in a matured way.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (24620) - Tyres, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2007
Bottled (1998 vintage) at Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Clear dark ruby, minimal head. Lightly acidic cherry aroma. Fairly sweet with rounded gentle mouthfeel. Balsamic mouthfilling cherry flavour with some freshening acidity. Mild and creamy despite fairly light body and concentrated flavour. Superb! If it would lose some sweetness it would reach heaven!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erasmus_ro (2808) - Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark, ruby red with a large, smooth, beige head. Aroma is sour with vinegar, light caramel, cherry candy. Taste is semi-sweet and quite sour. Taste is cherry, caramel, cherry candy, some vinegar as well. Delicious. Palate is smooth, quite full, not much carbonation. Superbly delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4223) - Radom, POLAND - APR 27, 2013
Dobre. Uwielbiam ten styl. Kolebka regionalnej tradycji belgijskiej. Octowy i winny smak jak i zapach. chmielnego aromatu nie ma bo w tym gatunku to było by grzechem. Piekna bezowa i trwala piana czerwony odcien piwa. I ta lekka cierpkosc ze stosowna nuta slodyczy w tle. Debowy posmak takze jest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zarrach76 (212) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2016
Belle brune translucide avec une petite mousse bien beige qui persiste sur un millimtre. Le nez ne fait aucun doute : mrie longuement en ft de chne, ce qui lui donne cet arme proche du vinaigre balsamique quon retrouve chez la Rodenbach Grand Cru ou la Bourgogne des Flandres. On sent de bonnes odeurs maltes, un poil dagrumes, mais larme dominant masque vraiment le reste. Cependant, on ressent une certaine complexit et une certaine lgance. Carbonatation moyenne, texture souple, pas de scheresse. Lamertume est lgre, on a une saveur aigre-douce assez consquente, contrebalance par les sucres, bien doss. Beaux armes de poire, de prune, de pomme verte acidule, de cidre, de vin ptillant... Longueur assez bonne avec laigre-doux qui reste au fond de la gorge. Lalcool est vraiment discret et sintgre parfaitement au reste. Du trs bel ouvrage pour les amateurs de "vieilles brunes" qui aiment dj les bires sus-cites, ou qui devraient imprativement les dcouvrir !. Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

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