Brewed by Brouwerij Strubbe
Style: Belgian Ale
Ichtegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed nowadays at Strubbe for br. Crombé.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13995) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2007
Bottle, 5% from Crombé according to the label. Lager aroma. Clear amber colour, small tan head. The flavour is quite sweet, almost sugary. There is also some flavour and aroma hops in there. Ending slightly bitter, but sweet all the way with a little acidity to balance. Has a lot more flavour than expected from ABV, but after a while, it gets rather too sugary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2007
Hazy dark blond to amber coloured beer with average carbonation and a rather short white head. Sweet, herby somewhat buttery aroma. Full palate. Finish is bitter, somewhat herby. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2774) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4677) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15770) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (20450) - 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 (8201) - Ursel, 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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachesis (757) - 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 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.

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