Vieille Villers (Oud) Bruin

Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Ale
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed according to the ancient abbey recipes. A beer brewed with love, is drunk in the right mind.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stupre (274) - Nanterre, FRANCE - APR 5, 2017
33 cl bottle purchased @ Les caves de Nanterre. Belle couleur rubis avec fine mousse brune non persistante. Arme de caramel et de fruits rouges.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (3600) - CROATIA - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml from Svijet Piva. Shared with Max, Miro and others. Pours brownish with large frothy tan head. Caramel, malty, candy sweetness, fruit, brown sugar, sweet, some sour notes. Average to high carbonation. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rubin77 (1750) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 23, 2016
F: medium size, pale brown, not long lasting. C: dark brown, dark red against the light. A: malt, dark fruits like plums, dark cherries, dates, hint of chocolate. T: malty, dark fruits, light chocolate, yeasty, light citrus, medium body, high carbonation, more dubbel than ale, overall very forgettable beer, 33cl bottle from Carrefour market - Saint-Michel @ Etterbeek, Brussels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gopherfan99 (1654) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle; pours brown with a beige head; aroma of fruits, yeast, spice, and a hint of caramel; taste is sweet with caramel, dark fruits, and yeast; finish is dry with some light spice; okay

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (2037) - Tjele, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle. Hazy brown color with medium creamy white mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark fruit. Sweet fruity flavor. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (1103) - SINGAPORE - AUG 21, 2016
7%ABV. Belgian ale. Poured out dark clear brown. 28SRM. Nose has dark sweet aromas with red bean and azuki being the most obvious. Dark fruit and honeyed dates. Sweet cold cereal. Mouthfeel is light syrup. Palate has honeyed dates, dark fruit, prunes, Finish is still beery although the fruity roundness off the middle, a bit of fruity sour roundness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swaroga (2207) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Sample. The beer has a rich aroma of coca-cola, cherry, spices (clove, clove) and chocolate. Mouth feel is watery with medium strong carbonation. Flavor doesnt follow the aroma. A bit dry like apple seeds with spices like clove. The finish is still dry a,d sweet. Nothing else to notice here. Good for cooking ?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1412) - rhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
0.33 bottle. This beer from 1977 was found in the deepest reaches of the Kulminator on the 6th of June 2016. Color of clear copper with virtually no head. Aroma is composed primarily of barrel scents, ash, old wood, and port wine. Taste is also marked by barrels, wood, port wine, dust, and a touch of alcohol. A medium body, a slick texture, and an entirely flat carbonation. The finish is long and smacks of sherry. Overall the beer is quite good, or should I say was good. It had a most quintessentially "old" character and tasted like the embodiment of a medieval cellar. In fact, a lot of its merits probably come from this incredibly long period of mellowing in storage rather than some inherent quality, as the current weighted average would suggest. It is most likely not the same beer both on account of the changing recipes and production methods as well as its sheer age, but it would be pointless to create a separate entry just for one rate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jado (798) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2016
330 ml bottle. Dark brown body topped by a fluffy cream-coloured head. Aromas of cherry, plums, vinegar, raisins and a little funk. Moderately sour taste at first, followed up by some dark bread and fruit notes. However theres also a bit of a metallic twang at the back end that detracts from it somewhat, although that diminishes as it warms. Okay but not a top line Belgian brown.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (2407) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Almost opaque dark brown with ruby hue, small frothy tan head, mostly diminishing, light lacing; aroma of roasted malts, sourish syrup, overripe fruit, brown sugar; taste is medium sweet and sour, berriesruity, sour cherries, syrupy, with average duration, joined by some light bitterness in the aftertaste, fruity till the end; medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation; a decent Brown ale.

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