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Vichtenaar - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
88
very good

360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 31
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
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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Photo of RoyalT
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Burgundy brown in color with a very nice, retentive off-white head that went down cleanly.

Smell – The sourness here is very light and the malts are strong for the style. I can pick up a good black cherry aroma, some non-acidic orange juice, and very light lemonade.

Taste – The black cherries come out nicely at the taste. Again, it is not overly sour. The malts from the nose virtually disappear.

Mouthfeel – This one isn’t quite medium-bodied. It has a nice, high-quality carbonation to it and the mild sourness brings it all together.

Drinkability – This can be a harsh style to drink, but the Vichtenaar was mellow and easy going. I’m partial to black cherries so really enjoyed this offering from Verhaeghe.

RoyalT, Dec 31, 2004
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

a77cj7, Today at 07:09 AM
Photo of constantine_272
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Looks dark brown and murky with a light tan foam. Low foam, but what is there is sticky and thick.

S: Smells sweet of raspberry and strawberry. Slight scent of waterlogged oak.

T: Starts of rich and woody with a deep black soil earthiness. Mild tanginess with a balsamic vinegar. Fades fast into a sweet fruitiness of, again, strawberry an raspberry.

F: Thick and syrupy. Sweetness starts off okay but builds to a candy texture.

O: Tasty but too much sweet. Still good and enjoyable, but not the best of its style.

constantine_272, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of JTuomi
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

JTuomi, Nov 01, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%

jbmalta, Oct 11, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -5.9%

udrick, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

fossage78, Oct 01, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -33.5%

XtalBlue3556, Sep 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

seavercm, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

RaphaelSC, Sep 10, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +7.4%

StrongOakOnTheFront, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

spycow, Sep 06, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -15.6%

mattfancett, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Wobbly, Aug 23, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +7.4%

Funkier and not as sweet as Duchesse. Pours a brown edged ruby with one finger thick tan colored head. Dense half inch cap remains. Smell: green apple, date bread, barnyard funk, sour peach, with herbal and vanilla-ish oaky notes. Taste: dried cherries and stone fruit with brown sugar note, then growing acid with grape and peach skin, finishing with green apple candy and oak contributions. Light-medium bodied, relaxed carbonation well suited to the experience. Best by 2/2015. Excellent!

babaracas, Aug 23, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +0.3%

animal69, Aug 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

afsdan, Aug 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

jim_carignan, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

tabascosigned, Aug 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

beerguy23, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

jakewatt135, Jul 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

ananh, Jul 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

tharper178, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

UncleEmu, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

parintele, Jul 13, 2014
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Vichtenaar from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
88 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.