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

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RATINGS: 616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1202) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Draft at Lucky Baldwins during their Belgium Beer Fest - brownish red pour with an off white head. Cherry nose. Lots of carbonation, some sweetness and a decent amount of tart cherry as well.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdmmb (494) - USA - FEB 5, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought at Malting Pot, Brussels. Sweet-sour Flemish ale similar in taste to rodenabch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DandyWolfFloyd (617) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Aroma - the aroma is faint, a little champagne yeast; some barnyard Appearance - nice ruby red body, with a thin white layer of thin foam. Taste - taste is light sweet and light to medium sour. Somewhat wine and champagne qualities Palate - body is light, the texture thin, the carbonation fizzy, finish is abrupt

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (2989) - Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pours a beautiful, barely transparent dark chestnut with a fairly thick buff head. Aroma has a strong and fairly sweet cherry overtone plus apple and nutty hints. Sweet, malty flavor is almost more like a cider than a beer, just a tad sour, a strong cherry note with touches of pear and apple and a whisper of banana. Mouthfeel is lively and fairly firm. Worth seeking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (783) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle from Hop City in Atlanta. Pint glass pour in my hotel room. Pours a deep red-brown with a thick, fast diminishing head. Great aroma of sour cherries, dark fruits, and acidic. The taste was a little less exciting than the aroma. The cherries and fruits come through, but it really isn’t very tart. Flavor is fine, but just mild. Little acid to go along. Light body, smooth finish. Overall good, but oddly light in flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Pours a murky very dark amber color with a light tan/off white head. Tart Chardonnay nose. Medium to full body, wet texture, with some astringency at the finish. Creamy caramel flavor blends perfectly with tart apple and plum bringing about an unexpected and very pleasant flavor profile.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (140) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Format: Bottle from Whole Foods, Redwood City CA
Appearance: Brownish-red and amber with almost zero head
Aroma: Strawberries, spice, mild bourbon notes (alcohol / wood)
Overall: Taste was a little underwhelming compared to the aromas...good not great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Nose consists of vinegar, must, dry oak and an odd hint of clove-like spice. Pours a rich dark brown with a quickly disappearing khaki head. Dry on the palate with a bit of tart sourness. Some wood. The tartness really comes out as the beer warms. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1507) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 Refrigerated 75 cl green bottle that says Strubbe’s Grand Cru Flemish Ale (beer of the month club) corked and capped poured into a tulip (the cork did not come out of the bottle the glass broke). Pours translucent dark brown with crimson highlights and small off-white head. Aroma is light tart, medium/light body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is light tartness, vineous, some cherries, some sweetness. Easy to drink and pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john_henry (77) - - JAN 4, 2014
Nice example of the style. Not by favourite, but still unique and worth a try.


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