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Thiriez Vieille Brune

Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Esquelbecq, France
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
La Malonne, aged for 3 months in French oak winebarrels.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (2476) - PORTUGAL - OCT 3, 2016
75cl bottle. Reddish deep dark brown with a nice tan head. Sour, vinous, licorice, fruity and wood aroma. Soft carbonation and full body. Taste is sour and sweet with vinous character. Overall, a good beer but I was expecting more complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3644) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2016
I have wanted to try this beer for a very long time. But, at this point, i thought it was no longer produced. How surprised I was when I spotted this at the Craft Beer Cellar is StL. Well, of course I needed to drink it right there and then. 750mL capped bottle, dark brown glass dark brown color. Fizzy head fades quickly but leaves a surface covering lacing. A small bubble type lacing. Cola looking beer. Some roast aroma and wet leaf. Not sour but musty. Earthy and light must flavor, faint cherry. Light body with light and so carbonation. Not what I was expecting for this brewer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5980) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2016
The beer pours very dark brown with a large bubbly tan head. The aroma has light berry sourness, wine, prunes, figs, caramel and some smooth Belgian yeast. It has a lighter body with lots of frothy carbonation. The taste is like the aroma, but has more of a red wine aspect with some oakiness as well. There is a good amount of peppery spice and raisins as well. Pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (1053) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2016
Noire collet epais de bulles moyennes Aromes fruits rouges, lgrement aigre, quelques notes boises. Une fois en bouche son cote caramel, chocolat se developpe en arriere plan des fruits. Aigreur tres discrete. Tres facile a boire pour une sour, ideale pour faire decouvrir le style a des neophytes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (2275) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle 2013 from Secrets dAbbaye, Vendin-les-Bthune - FR. Color: deep brown purple beer with no carbonation and medium brown/ivory foam. Smell: red fruits notes, small sourness, wine notes. Fruity with roasted malt and caramel balance. Taste: meidum/light body wit roasted malt and red fruits notes. Strawberry and raspberry notes. Good balance. Superb attenuation. Very drinkable. Red wine notes. Aftertaste: red fruits with roasted malt. Small dry sourness. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (2046) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2016
750ml bottle at home, 4th August 16. Pours a black beer, large foamy head, aroma is wood, vineous, cherry, oak. Taste is dry, vineous, slight sour, damp wood, cellar. Over carbonated, its OK, would like more sweetness, depth and bigger body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (11626) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Bottle shared at THT. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light tart dark fruits, light vinous notes and overripe fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and very light sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (9501) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
75cl bottle shared at April THT. Thin creamy tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Pretty good

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budedou (847) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAR 31, 2016
A dark amber beer with huge head. Nose is very slightly sour with brown malt notes. Aroma is caramel like, sweet, notes of licorice, nut, some sourness mixed with acidity. Sourness is very low comparative to Belgian ones, easily drinkable but less complex than expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7626) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2015
750ml bottle, #415, 2011 vintage. Pours a hazy copper brown with some creamy, off white head. Nose has wet cork, dried leaves, wet dog. Flavor has a little bit of brown sugar/malt, some cooked greens, a little vitamin C, some cork, a little faint jam. Finishes dry and not overly thin. This has seen better days. If you havent

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