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

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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1240) - PORTUGAL - SEP 22, 2014
33cl bottle. Reddish brown colour with almost no head. Soy sauce, wood, vinous and dark fruits in the aroma. Soft carbonation and medium body. Taste is complex, sweet and sour, a bit unbalanced. Overall, not quite my sort of beer but I can see its appealing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (1474) - Alabama, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle, BBE 08/01/19. Pours a somewhat wine red with no head really. Aroma is sweet with caramel, vinegar, light sour, light cherry, vinegar. Taste is sour, somewhat sweet. Vinegar dominates, some cherry, some oak and red berries. Fairly light with decent carbonation. Pretty straightforward.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (184) - Soria, SPAIN - SEP 18, 2014
Presenta color castaño oscuro; en nariz aromas a manzana, malta tostada y café; en boca entrada suave y ácida con amargor suave, pos gusto corto, se aprecian notas a vinagre balsámico, una cerveza oud bruin que aunque no es mi estilo preferido se deja beber muy bien y se presenta bien balanceada dejando buenas sensaciones.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (2863) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2014
11.2oz bottle pours out a reddish copper topped with a sand head. Nose is lots of wood cherries and a little funk. Taste is as the nose with lots of the wood showing some sweetness and a nice little cherry tartness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brewhemia (35) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
It has a nice semi hazy dark red color with white head and a nice aroma of almonds and red wine. Medium sour taste and a very light fruity sweetness. Sours are not my favorite beer style but still this one is not without some charm.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
The more ’authentic’, i.e. wood-aged version of Ichtegem’s Oud Bruin, sweetish with tart accents of sour cream, sour cherries and red berries, vinous, deep red brown colour, light lactic acidity in the finish with woody notes. Not as complex as e.g. Rodenbach Grand Cru or Duchesse de Bourgogne, but an honest, well-made, artisanal oud bruin and therefore important per definition.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1247) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
Normaal ben ik geen fan van dit soort bier, maar dit was een absolute meevaller.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (1809) - - JUL 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-8-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a dark brown color some tints of red and almost no head. Upon swirling there was very little lacing.. Smell – Sour notes of cherry and some notes of other dark fruit aromas of red grape and fig. Mixed with these aromas were some lighter notes of a light oaky note. Taste – The taste starts out sour and gets even more sour as the taste advances. It begins with cherry and some other sweeter fruit flavors of prune and apple. These flavors bitter and sour more as the taste advances with a more vinegary flavor that enters the profile. In the end some oak flavor meets the bitter and sour flavors to leave a somewhat unpleasant burn on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the light to medium side with the carbonation level rather average. Overall – While it has some nice aromas and fruit flavors upfront, the very vinegary flavors sort of turn me off (this is not really my style of beer; so if you like sours it has some nice characteristics, but if you don’t like sours then….)

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
AbbeyRoade (397) - Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2014
I only rate this low because Flemish Red Ales are truly truly not my thing. While I thought this beer was sour, yeasty, bitter, tart, and gross, I’m sure it was supposed to be this way.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rane (919) - Nibe, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with small palebrown head. Aroma sour cherry notes. Taste sour, some hopps, fresh.


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