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


on tap

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RATINGS: 692   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeersweden (365) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2015
Clear red-brown beer with a thin head. Nose: Tart, cherry, oak, red apple, vinegar and pear. Taste: Cerry, tart, oak, sourness, sweet apple, grape, blackberries and bread. Body: Medium body with a crisp carbonation. Pretty sweet but the sourness balance the beer. Very good Grand Cru from Ichtegems with complex, balanced taste. A little to sweet for me. I think I put my remaining bottle on hold for a few years and let it mature :)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvilCat (106) - FRANCE - APR 11, 2015
Bouteille. Robe marron glacée aux reflets rubis , mousse crème timide . Nez de caramel, vergeoise et fruits confits. Bouche fraiche, ronde et légèrement acidulée. Caramel, confiture de prune et fruits rouge. Empreinte très légère de fût de chêne. Agreable douceur flamande.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3368) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’. Murky brown, white ring. A little vinous, grapes, some cherry aroma, sweetish sherry taste. No carbonation, full body, long, sherry finish. Really nice, delicate and inoffensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (1229) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Poured from bottle to glass. Copper hue with creamy tan head that settled to A ring. Aroma is red wine, caramel, vinuous, oak, balsamic. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweet with a light tartness following. Overall this is a decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (654) - - MAR 19, 2015
Taste at Bohemian Bull. Interesting and complex. Pours a murky brown with a decent head. Definite wine/ oak/ cherry notes happening and sourness comes through at the end. Malty upfront. Somewhat strange on the end- apple? Overall well balanced and only slightly odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (6761) - Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2015
11.2 oz bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Best by 18JUN2019. Pours a murky dark amberish brown with very light caramel head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; tart with a prominent cherry presence, but one that’s only slightly medicinal. Some light oak as well. Tastes like it smells, but significantly blander an unbalanced. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and lingers on the tongue. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hamirubi (328) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2015
33cl bottle, brewed for the American market. A Grand Cru of the Ichtegems Oud Bruin for Strubbe’s 175th anniversary. The aroma has some fruity, cherry, sweet flavours. A very appealing scent. Poured in a pint glass, the glass colours beautiful dark red - even a wine colour. The foam is rocky and of a lightbrown superb look. The taste again is fruity, light sour: One of my favorite old Belgian browns. The perfect combination of bitterness, sourness and sweetness. The body is light/medium and of course a perfect drink on a summer’s day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lachneger (392) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
Robijn rood van kleur met een witte schuimkraag. Smaak licht bittertje en een vleug van wijn. Gedronken met Raim.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (7775) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ Home. 2011 vintage. Pours dark brown with a creamy offwhite head, some lacings. Aroma is light sourness, oak, wet wood, redwine vinegar, spice. Flavor is light sour, light sweet, caramel, wood, vinegar, berries. Medium body, average carboantion. light acidic finish. 200215

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle from Wilbur’s. Appearance: finger white head, does not last, ruddy color, clear, light lacing. Aroma: cherry, balsamic vinegar, Palate: medium body, average carbonation, dry finish, slightly chalky texuture. Taste: sweet cherry and light caramel with slight tartness, into a more caramel sweetness and cough syrupy cherry finish. Overall, too sweet, not very tart, and the palate is not amazing. Not my favorite for the style.

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