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


on tap

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RATINGS: 719   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
No commercial description

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
iggynelix (132) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2015
pouring a deep reddish amber in a snifter glass this brew on tap at the Firkin has all the qualities expected of a great sour. The sour fruit notes on the nose with hints of floral and barnyard followed by sour cherries, raspberries, blackberries and honey. Yum. Great mouth feel of tiny champagne bubbles coating the tongue make new want another. ...But it’s just a one sour nite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Sour cherries and wet hay, tangy. Dark caramel, hazy with beige head of fine bubbles. Lovely combination of Sweet & Sour, would be a great marinade for pork kebabs but at $7.50 for an 11 oz bottle I won’t be making them soon! Cherries, raisins, oak, honey & a few drops of barnyard funkaliciousness. Feels this but then the micro bubbles kick in and coat the inside of your mouth, interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zymurgeist2 (1752) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle to glass. Cherry syrup with moderate sourness. Clear light cherry with minimal off white head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2015
A deep, reddish brown mahogany hue that pours clear with a frothy head. The aroma, as befitting the category, is sour with cheesy overtones. The taste is pronouncedly sour with an underlying complexity that hints at apple. The carbonation is lively and complements the sour profile of this ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3951) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2015
bottle - Pours dark amber with a one finger head. It has a sour cherry aroma. The flavor is a good balance of sweetness and tart cherries. It’s medium bodied and very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1401) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 12, 2015
Caoba oscuro y espuma beis compacta. Aromas de frutos rojos, cereza, uva roja, ligeramente ácido. Cuerpo medio bajo, inició dulce y afrutado que pasa a una acidez fresca, uva y un toque tostado. El final es moderadamente ácido.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2872) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2015
On tap at Tap and Mallet. Mmm - did not realize this was a red when ordering. Was delighted. Brown, hazy, nice lacing. This perfectly towed the line between sweet and sour, alternating. So fruity, so complex, so good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ClarkVV (5574) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Draught at OEC SourFest, 8/15/15.
Clear maroon-auburn with a moderate amount of off-white head showing moderate to low retention.
Straightforward acetic acid in the nose is also joined by very light caramel sweetness and a touch of vanilla. Lots of fruitiness emerges with warming, as well as some oily/leathery oakiness. Sweetness begins to get problematic, though. No alcohol noted.
The flavor has an initial lactic and acetic mix that is enjoyable, but quickly succumbs to a cheap, adjunct-like waxy flavor from some sugar addition, possibly? It’s very pervasive and is joined by too much simple sweetness, vanilla and monotonous vinegar. Watery/loose texture with too much thinning. Not good at all, as per usual from Strubbe. Kinda surprised at the ratings for this one....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beermaris (236) - LATVIA - JUL 28, 2015
On tap in Delirium Village in Brussels. Dark, cloudy. Intense fruity aroma and taste, however, makes it a bit to smell and taste as medicine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1460) - LATVIA - JUL 28, 2015
Amber with medium beige head. Sour fruity aroma. Sour fruity (cherries) taste, bit touch is sweetness and just some dusty bitterness. Some fruitiness in the aftertaste.

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