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


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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1762) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from 5 years old. Reddish colour, white foam. Aroma of sour cherries, oak, vinegar. Light sweet, tart finish. Well balanced. Easy drinkable. Good beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (1354) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2014
bottle sample, poured a red ruby colour with a pink head. sour cherries, vinegar, oak, caramel, quit dry aftertaste, acid, pretty interesting taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2730) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2014 Very old-fashioned top-fermented cherry beer, taken over by Strubbe after Crombé had to cease brewing. ’Dirty pink’ head, loose with large bubbles and not very stable. Cherry red colour with an orangey hue, hazy. Aroma of sour but also candied cherries, apple sauce, raspberry, earth, yeast, old sherry, Brussels sprouts, cooked rhubarb, beetroot. Subdued fruity taste, light maltiness, very yeasty, straw and sourish accent, a bit sulphuric, thin mouthfeel, herbal bitterish hops in the finish. I suspect this is made with added beetroot juice for colouring, a practice often applied to top-fermented cherry beers, especially in the old days. The sample described here was old and showed some yeast autolysis; when young, this is notably sweeter and fruitier. Quite complex and interesting fruit beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9150) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle (700ml): Ruby-amber coloured, nearly clear, small pinkish head; moderate to solid fruity (morels and almonds) sourish nose with a delicate sweet caramelly background; robust sour-sweet flavour, tart, light to medium bodied; slight caramelly traces in the sour fruity finish. Good. very pleasant...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackisle (961) - IJburg, 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 (252) - 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 (6534) - 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 (2139) - 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 (3310) - Baarle-Nassau, 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 (1868) - 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.

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