Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Brouwerij Verhaeghe: Vichtenaar

Type: Flanders Ale
Origin: Brouwerij Verhaeghe, Belgium
ABV: 5.1%

I first ran into this beer at the Ginger Man Pub in Decatur, GA. I tried googling that pub to link to it, but it either doesn't exist anymore, or the name changed or something. Anyway, the pub was low, dark, and near, and incredibly awesome.

This beer was also awesome. As one of my first sours ever, I was a bit blown away at first, but it grew on me. The photo does no justice, but the color is a nice dark red. The flavor is full, with a solid malt body backed by a sour punch with all sorts of fruity flavors. Mind you these are fruity flavors you can't put your finger on, but it should probably be fruit. Probably 'forward fruit esters'. Muahahaha.

I never saw it again until I came to the east coast, and now it pops up whenever I'm at a fine beer bar, especially one specializing in sours. +1 for the east coast. -1 due to burglers.

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