Ouden Vat
Brasserie de la Senne

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Sour - Flanders Red Ale
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
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Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 2.18%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
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Brasserie de la Senne
 
Belgium
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Etre
Lightly hazy dark brown with faint ruby at the edges and a huge tightly bubbled tan head that persists. Lemon and sour cherry with hints of balsamic and light sweet bready caramel maltiness. Moderate earthy funky flavor.

Oct 31, 2020
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

heck yeah! a new one from de la senne, one of my favorites and an all around unsung amazing brewery. this is a flanders red type, quite a bit more sour than i am used to from these guys, but not at the expense of the funkiness i have come to associate with their beers. deep mahogany color with a khaki lace head that settles slowly, high shine, a richness about it. a very complex nose to this, still bretty, but now with notes of port wine, raspberry vinegar, lactic sourness, and a ton of musty wet oak. some malty sweetness like toffee and brown sugar, raisin and cherry fruitiness, obvious tang, mouthwatering but super earthy and mature too, wet animal, burlap, and light citrus. the flavor is very balanced between the complex, fruity, cooked and stewed tasting malts and the fermentation profile, which is bretty and wild but also relatively acidic, some sweetness does keep it from being too sour to drink at the end, and i love the funk that runs through it. a huge amount of wood mellowing it too, highlighting the brett, and making this seem ancient and timeless. less vinegar sharpness than is commonly found in the style, yet still a faithful interpretation of it, just with a very distinctive de la senne vibe to the whole thing. exceptional beer again from these guys, who never seem to get the credit they deserve, this is gorgeous.

Apr 05, 2020
Ouden Vat from Brasserie de la Senne
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 4 ratings