Brewed by Brouwerij Strubbe
Style: Belgian Ale
Ichtegem, Belgium


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
Brewed nowadays at Strubbe for br. Crombé.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19222) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2005
Bottled, old Crombé version. Cloudy amber, small head. Oxidized arma of tofee and paper. There’s Caramel and roasted malt, velvetty mouthfeel and notes of fruit. The finish bears signs of aging - citric and fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7810) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2004
Light amber beer with slight greenish shine; huge yellow head, dense, collapsing and leaving lace. Initial powerful vanilla-like smell, touch woody and some solvent; then a nose as from grapefruit, and lots of citrussy hops. Bitter taste, but more than just hops. Also some roasted malts and burnt caramel (this characteristic was there already in the original Crombe version - the Strubbe seems more and better hopped). There is a slight-sourish, citrussy component, as much part of the taste as from the mouthfeel. Light bodied. Surprisingly well-hopped, and the grapefruit touch makes me wonder whether these might be American hops... Again! I seem to like the Strubbe version better than the Crombe. I’ll have to try the "Strubbe" kriek after all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - APR 4, 2004
Pours a tall and frothy off-white head on a dark yellow body. Heavy aroma of caramel, malt and toffee. Flavor is somewhat tart and sour with undertones of malt and caramel. A strange Belgian Ale - I'm not quite sure if I like it or not.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29146) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2004
An amber beer with a beutiful collapsing head. The aroma is powerful of caramel with notes of hay and raisins. The flavor is dominated by caramel but on a sour background with some metal notes, as if it has been wildfermented. It is more special than good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2004
Warm golden color with good fluffy head.Powerfull aroma’s malts and caramel and some sour components.The taste is round with a light sweetness and also a citrus like touch,the taste is also untherbuild with a fine bitterness off the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2386) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Amber color with a good white head. Aroma light fruity, sweet, hops. Medium bodied. Taste sweet, little spicy, sweet, malts, bitter. Good but nothing special, years ago it was more powerfull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
Quite sour start of red currant. Low carbonation. with a bitter maltyness in finish (like raw potatoes). Palate of vegetables, yet still fresh and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2007
(Bottled) Hazy orange-amber color with a smallish, white and lacy head. Fruity aroma with sweetish caramel and some woody balsamico notes. Even more fruity with yeast. Orange-fruity, slightly tart flavor with low bitterness. Smooth and fruity with yeast. Medium-bodied, reasonably refreshing palate with foamy carbonation. Quite good for the ABV, and pleasantly fresh’n’fruity - yet not a masterpiece.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) This is the original version from "Brij Crombé" in Zottegem. Beautifuly golden with a pretty decent head. Some caramel-like notes, yet rather dry, light-bodied and pleasantly refreshing. An imperial beer indeed... 230297

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
Beautiful amber color; fine perlage; creamy head. Very nice aroma, of old cellar and hops, so peculiar, very close to an Orval, but sweeter. Medium body structure, some malt, some tart, much simpler than the aroma lets hope.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50