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Vichtenaar - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
87
very good

370 Ratings
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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 31
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Verhaeghe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Andreji on 06-25-2003

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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1.91/5  rDev -51%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Overall really gross. Rough and vinegary, dark fruits, more vinegar. Bad off-flavors.

Photo of dipso123
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sathanas
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Usual vinnegar taste, along with red vine, cherry, plums etc., but it's sweeter than Rodenbach Grand Cru and Duchesse. I'd say it's Flanders Red for those which are not accustomed to sour beers.

Photo of mizx
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisCleveland
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soulgrowl
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Fizzy. Dark brick red. Very little head, and what's there doesn't last at all. Smells predominantly, sharply, of sherry vinegar. And sour cherries. And redcurrant jelly and brown sugar. Meh.

Sweet and sour. And savory. Like a sauce. Weirdly void of depth – mostly tastes of sherry vinegar and grape jelly. Nicely carbonated sherry vinegar and grape jelly. As far as Flemish reds go, this is pretty far down my list, but it's still drinkable and has some good flavors. It just lacks the depth of something like Rodenbach GC or Duchesse. Possible drinks pairings: carbonnade (cook with it!), tapas, sheep's cheese, spiced lamb, kidneys.

Photo of aasher
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of constantine_272
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.68/5  rDev -5.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.6/5  rDev -33.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.3/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of babaracas
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

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!

Photo of animal69
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%

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Vichtenaar from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
87 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.