Villers Oud Vieille
Brouwerij Huyghe

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Belgian Dubbel
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3.33 | pDev: 20.42%
Brouwerij Huyghe
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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.76/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown 33cl bottle, best before March 2012, poured into a Westmalle chalice in October 2011, mid afternoon (I'm off work: sick).

Usually I'm question anyone who said a beer doesn't look good in a Westmalle chalice, however this doesn't: huge amounts of sediment flew out the bottle with some larger bits sat in the tan coloured head, they actually look like hop leaves in the head: is this beer dry hopped I wonder? Anyway the rest of the sediment bits are floating around slowly settling as I write this. The body of the beer is dark ruby red, but not bright at the edges like most Belgian browns/dubbels.

Chocolate malts in the nose, I was expecting a vinegarous explosion in my nasal passage, thankfully it didn't smell like the impression it gave.

Strange taste, sweet and sour at the same time, wish I'd read some other reviews before starting this one, is my bottle off? I've had it about two years and cooled it overnight for todays tasting. So sweet and sour dark chocolate with some liquorice giving it some bite is what I got.

The sourness faded away as the beer warmed, or I might have got used to it after 15 minutes of slowly sipping as the sediment sank down the chalice producing a deep blanket on the bottom. I even went off and made a ham sandwich hopeing the beer would settle while I was away.

I actually liked it, it grew on me as it warmed and the sediment sank. First impressions count, but to be fair it tasted fine and if I see another bottle I'll try it again to see if my bottle really was iffy.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sorry but this following comment is in french :

Appearance : Abbaye acajou, limpide et bien saturée, à la mousse beige fine et crémeuse.
Smell : arôme vineux, réglissé et doux.
Taste and mouthfeel : saveur puissante et profonde aux tons de malt aigrelet, rappelant certains vieux bourgognes doux, finale amère et équilibrée se prolongeant en acreté légère.
Drinkability : une bonne bière de style double

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Photo of dogfooddog
2.29/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This ruby-red beer pours with a large head. Nose is slightly acidic, hints of dark sweet fruits, and somewhat malty.

Taste is watery, slightly metallic, biting mild acid bitterness with a hint of malt, nothing very intense and taste fading quickly.

Not sure what this beer is supposed to be but it is not pleasant. I have not been impressed with either of the Villiers-named beers, but then again I find most products from this brewery to be mediocre at best.

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Photo of EPICAC
3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a bottle at Aba-Jour in Ghent.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown with a thick brown head that fades to a patchy layer leaving no lace.

Smell: Very sweet smelling. Notes of raisins, caramel, toffee and alcohol.

Taste: Sweet with raisins, toffee and caramel. The peppery finish serves to provide some balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with high carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty easy to drink.

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Photo of paterlodie
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

BB sept 06. Good and lasting yellowish head and darkbrown beercolor with white haze. Nose is very old and cheesy, quiet some coffee and caramel and spicy overal. Taste is bitterburnt and sweet. Very salty and creamy mouthfeel with good carbonisation but from taste further rather flat. Drinkable and something else but nothing special IMO.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml Bottle bought in

Poured a dark red / mahogany colour... Head was a creamy tan colour. Pours with large head but disappeared quite quickly...

Aroma - Toffee/caramel. Dark fruits - prunes and raisins ? Some vanilla hints. Slightly yeasty...

Taste – Liquorice, dark fruits, lightly toffeish. Flavours seemed a little waterd down to my taste...

Feel - Quite smooth with very slight carbonation. Quite drinkable..

Overall - quite a good beer. Refreshing and quite drinkable... flavours could have been a bit more pronounced though...

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured dark brown with an off-white head that rose tall and fell slowly to lace the glass.

The aroma was malty with dark fruits and some belgian yeast.

The flavor was malty with dark fruits and a deep caramel flavor. The belgian yeast give a crisp flavor and hide the alcohol component.

The finish was dry with a lasting dark caramel flavor into the aftertaste. The body was medium or just a bit more. Quite a bit of carbonation.

11.2 ounce bottle. With additional complexity this could be a real winner. The bottle says "Brewed Accordig The Ancient Abbey Recipies"

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Villers Oud Vieille from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 9 ratings