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


on tap


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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harvey's rating

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (7999) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Almost clear reddish/amber with a small head. Sweet with cherries, funk, some vinegar and light wood. Medium sour and with a rather soft body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6372) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2015
Pours clear darker amber small white head. Smell is oak, minerals, bit fruit. taste is aged. Not really sour anymore. Some madeira some wood. Cherry has faded.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3016) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
Bottle from a friend. Hazy copper/red color, white minimal head. Sour taste with cherry, wheat, tart, sour apple and grass. Sour finish with cherry, tart and wheat. Good kriek.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2015
Pours dark copper with no head. Sour cherry & malt aroma. Pleasantly sour cherry flavour. Oily mouthfeel with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Not very complex, but I could drink this all. Day. Long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2952) - Oosterzele, 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 (3982) - Maastricht, 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 (4604) - 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 (10183) - 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 (2089) - 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 (258) - 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

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