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Vichtenaar - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
88
very good

311 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 311
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Verhaeghe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Andreji on 06-25-2003)
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Reviews by lhaqq:
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lhaqq

California

3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear ruby-copper body with a slightly off-white dense head with good retention.
S: Sweet malts, sweet apple, vinegar.
T: Some of the vinegar initially comes through, then sweet apple and cherries. Not much sourness as was expecting, but a bit of apple tartness.
M: Good for the style; medium bodied and a bit creamy. Not as carbonated as was expecting.
D: Pretty average, too much flavor to drink too quickly but not hiding too high of an abv.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 06:12:38 | More by lhaqq
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th0m

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-16-2014 11:55:27 | More by th0m
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TaylorBrake

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-15-2014 18:50:36 | More by TaylorBrake
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SoupKitchenBeerSnob

Florida

1.15/5  rDev -70.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Every once in a while you try a beer and you know you may have to try it again sometime to see if your first experience was a fluke. This beer was like that because I can't possibly imagine that it was intended to taste like this. It HAD to have been a beer that went bad during the bottling process, during shipping to the U.S., or some infernal combination of the aforementioned scenarios compounded by a disgruntled employee of the brewery taking a piss in the batch. First of all, I'm pretty sure it's not supposed to smell like sour vinegar and taste pretty much the same. Out of stubbornness, I continued to force it down and finally gave up at the half-way point before I poured it down the sink. It only got worse from there, because the next 24 hours can only be described as something akin to galloping dysentery. I'm not kidding or trying to be clever-- this beer truly made me sick. I don't know, maybe explosive diarrhea is some trendy new experience with imports and I'm just too much of an uncultured barbarian to appreciate the finer nuances of such a gift. Some day I may try another, but for the moment, this brewery and the vendor I bought it from owe me a serious apology.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 03:48:03 | More by SoupKitchenBeerSnob
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-18-2014 19:57:08 | More by Dactrius
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-10-2014 15:39:29 | More by ChicagoNick
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-09-2014 20:48:30 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-02-2014 22:07:15 | More by psoriasaurus
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-02-2014 17:42:30 | More by jaydoc
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krome

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-28-2014 19:13:40 | More by krome
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danielfda

Italy

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

01-26-2014 00:54:26 | More by danielfda
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

01-25-2014 22:59:40 | More by GRG1313
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Pero1974

United Kingdom (England)

4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful burgundy red colour with alost no foam at all. Nice balance between the sourness of a flemish red and a sweet fruitiness (cherry, strawberry ??). Almost tastes like a lambic beer, it is much fruitier than other flemish red I have drank so far. First time I drank this one, but I love it !!

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 06:43:36 | More by Pero1974
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-25-2013 22:52:25 | More by RobinLee
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

12-13-2013 05:18:18 | More by XmnwildX12
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-17-2013 02:54:00 | More by brandonld23
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HabiMendes

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-14-2013 22:23:39 | More by HabiMendes
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Dmart1223

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-11-2013 05:01:19 | More by Dmart1223
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itsscience

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-30-2013 05:56:54 | More by itsscience
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swgwilt

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-25-2013 21:26:36 | More by swgwilt
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from my De Struise tulip

A - Pours a clear red mahogany colour with an off white head that retains well.

S - Malt, wood and grape

T - Up front some nice balanced tartness. The finish is slightly sweet.

M - Medium body and carbonation

O - This wont wow you, but its a session able FOB

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 11:55:59 | More by eric5bellies
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-21-2013 23:40:50 | More by Chucker17
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours super dark red with a small head. Hints of tart black cherry and vinegar on the nose. Beautiful flavor of black cherries, nice tartness and clean finish. Very easy drinking and quite yummy. Carbonation makes it feel light on the palate. My second from Verhaeghe and have been impressed by both, but this one is better than the Kriek for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 01:50:13 | More by BMMillsy
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-16-2013 20:14:25 | More by KVNBGRY
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

10-12-2013 03:04:59 | More by Gonzoillini
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Vichtenaar from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
88 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.