Brewed by Brouwerij Strubbe
Style: Belgian Ale
Ichtegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed nowadays at Strubbe for br. Crombé.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2002
Very nice hoppy perfume. Amber color, white frothy head, perfect lace, nice tiny bubbles. Very light sweet, hoppy, dry. Short light sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (12359) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2002
A few years old. Grapefruit and hops in the aroma. Loads of hops and citrus in the taste. Just a bit yeasty and tart. Bit thin. Excellent and delicious light Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9470) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with a small, dense head. Spicy rye bread aroma. Rye bread flavours, quite spicy. Well-balanced sweetness. Somewhat grainy texture, moderate fizziness. Enjoyable and standing out from the amber crowd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - SEP 7, 2009
ambrata buona schiuma media persitenza note luppolate agrumate leggero acido in bocca corpo leggero secca livi tostature leggerà acidità discreto amaro

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (4140) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Lively blond beer, it came pouring out of the bottle. Taste has a nice tingling yeast note. Some spices and citra as well. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34322) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19159) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (3223) - 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.

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