Brewed by Brouwerij Strubbe
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Ichtegem, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harvey (40) - Milano, - AUG 23, 2005
Ruby red with marvellous orange shines and a beige quickly vanishing head. Aroma is immediately a bit metallic, then it turns to red fruits, tart cherries and hints of Porto. Maybe a vintage bottle but no date and no alcohol content were listed upon the label. Very pleasant in the mouth, complex and hints of Porto again. Easily drinkable and interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackisle (460) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2013
Clear ruby red, small off-white head, quickly vanishing, sweet and sour nose, red fruits (cherries, black berries), licorice, cherry candy, citrus, sweet-sour cherry taste, quite fruity, turning into kinda sour candy, light to medium-bodied, sticky texture, astringent dry sour finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
juanenka (242) - valladolid, SPAIN - NOV 3, 2013
Botella. Presencia granate con corona beige persistente. Aroma a frutos rojos y levaduras. En boca es agradable con acidez contenida, muy buen sabor a cerezas. Con final largo seco y con mucho fruto rojo de por medio. Muy buena kriek

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
[10/8/13] Bottle at my hotel room in Brussels. 6%. Clear red with a pinkish white head. Aroma of cherries, sugar, some oak and marzipan. Sweet-sourish flavor with malt, cherries, oak, some caramel and sugar and a slightly more sour finish. Light to medium-bodied. Decent but too sweet and sugary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hallinghansen (1737) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle @ bandlys blålys. Clear reddish body with a medium pink head. Aroma is cherries and marzipan. Flavour is tart cherries and marzipan. Dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2013
Clear light red colour, white head. Aroma of almonds, cherry, marsipan and cherry candy. Sweet cherry flavour, quite fruity, turning into somewhat sour candy, notes of malts. Finish malts, cherry and citrus.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Courtesy of 77ships. Thanks for sharing, Eugene!)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThirstyBird (1198) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2013
Thanks to 77ships @ RBBSG II. Pours a reddish orange with a slight haze and a small orangish head. Smells of sweet cherries. Taste is Sweet cherries, some tartness in the middle ending dry. Active carbonation, light body. A touch sweet to start but it gets better as it lingers on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
Personal contribution. 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Pours a light reddish amber with little head. Expected a bit more pronounced colour. Smell is that of common cherry gelatine candy (cherry and not kriek), quite sweet and sugary,… Taste is the came candy, sweet cherries not kriek here, white sugar, marzipan, light jam, sweet bodied,.. m/m carb. Not what I expected for a sweet fruit beer, this is really nice. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Erzengel (1923) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2013
33cl from Dranken Geers. The beer starts a but watery, slightly sour. The red ale flavour is not very noticeable. Cherry is a bit sour, but not very intense. The body is watery as well, not very balanced. The aftertaste is short, a bit wood and red ale beside the cherries, but watery in general. --> sadly a very unspectacular beer...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1420) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2013
bottle a red purple colored beer with a white pink head aroma sourness caramel candy and cherries flavor cherries caramel candy sourness and a sour fruitty finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (3464) - GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
(bottle) pours a clear ruby colour with a frothy white head. aroma of cherries, vanilla and marzipan, with a hint of floral hops. flavour is mostly the same, heavy cherries and vanilla, with a light sweetness and a lingering lemony tartness. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.

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