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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: 718   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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“Vichtenaar” is a beer, brewed with roasted malts, spicey hops, fruity yeast and soft water, pumped up from a 172 m deep well, guaranteeing constant quality and pureness of the liquor. After primary and secondary lagering, “Vichtenaar” gets a ternary fermentation in oak vessels during 8 months. These oak pipes are big tuns with a capacity varying between 500 and 2500 hectolitres. “Vichtenaar” is a traditional and specific Western Flemish beer, from the northwest of Belgium. Its taste can be described as mild-sourish and suitably complex, thanks to the long lagering on oak. This tart flavour makes it eminently suitable for the hot summer months. “Vichtenaar” is one of the last Flemish “Oud bruins” that are really lagered in the oak tuns, and are as such appreciated by the connoisseur, looking for authenticity. As early as 1958 “Vichtenaar” was crowned as the top in an international concours in Gent.

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3.1
DejanSt (643) - Trencin, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 20, 2018
Flasa s Jingisom. Vona mierne sladka, tazka. Farba tmavojantarova. Pena ziadna. Chut mohutna, tazsia drevita.

3
Jingis (688) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 20, 2018
V 100 pivach. Vona sladko kysla. Farba bledo hneda. Chut kyslasta. Citit jemne kavu.

3.9
sharkydodson (2114) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - FEB 15, 2018
the aroma is fruity and winy with hints of cherry, garden berries, red wine, brown sugar and some spicy herbs... the taste is fruity and tart with notes of red wine, cherry, apple vinegar, sour berries and prunes... sour, dry and tart aftertaste...

3.7
nutjes (1516) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2018
Proefglas van 25cl-fles tijdens de activiteit "Klassiekers" van Heerlijk Objectief Proeven (H.O.P.) in het dakcafé te Kortrijk. U: Helder koperkleurig tot hazelnootbruin met een gebroken witte schuimkraag. G: Kersen, karamel en wat brett. S: Zoet met een licht zuurtje. Beetje karamel, kersen en een brettje. M: Doordrinker met medium carbonatie.

3.9
Hopverdju (1825) - BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2018
Roodbruin bier met kleine beige schuimkraag. Geur: licht zuur, zoetzuur, wat hout, karamel, licht vineus. Smaak: zacht zurig, wat zoetzuur, vineus, ietwat karamel, lichte houttoets. Zachte koolzuurprikkel. Vlot en aangenaam drinkbaar West-Vlaams oud bruin.

3.5
Ferris (18239) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2018
Bottle - Cherry and tons of balsamic with some acidity. Cloudy dark amber. Soured dark malts, cocoa and chocolate.

4.7
julesxxl (848) - FRANCE - DEC 7, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2017 (noir balsa, nez d’une aigreur vertigineuse, bouche acide old vinaigre fût de chêne salicorné, corps fin, best flanders red)

4
deepdrinker (385) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2017 Dark Brown in colour . Very complex beer with a wide variety of flavours . Sour but improves with time

3.7
nathanvc (982) - Brugge, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2017
Bottle from 2Be, Bruges. Pours hazy dark brown with a small, beige head. The aroma contains vinegar, wood, barnyard, cherries, berries, marzipan, barnyard, some balsamico. It tastes medium sour and medium fruity sweet, only very light hoppy bitter; tart, refreshing, woody finish. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Excellent 'Oud bruin'.

4.3
Vighals (4762) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2017 Gylden brun klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter bæreddik, trevirke, rabarbra og sitrusskall. Fyldig. Sur, sitrus, frukt og bæreddik, fat, vanilje, sure bær. Middels lang.


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