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

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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Super-dark, brown with red tints if you hold it up to the light. It smells pretty good, like sour vinegar and then sweet. The taste is slightly sour, very easy to drink. This is not nearly as intense as some of the other flemish red’s like La folie or La Roja. Thanks to RBlWthaCoz for this interesting brew. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-10-2008 02:04:43

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Nose of cherries, raspberries, light oak, toast and vanilla. Very light body, slightly hazy and amber in color. Definite a pucker. Pears, lemon, toffee, light oak, and strong cherry in the finish. Very dry, not so lingering though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2009
33 cl bottle. Clear deep mahogany, tan head that dissipates quickly. Fruity on the nose with some subtl oak that appears late. Medium body, lively effervescence that contributes to the tartness for a clean palate. Tart and acidic with some vinous qualities that help the balance. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 7, 2009
In the 330 mL bottle from HyVee CB. Very dark brown, almost black in color. The medium light beige head dies fast. Fruity raisin aroma gives rise to some sour notes. Fizzy palate with a mild sourness. There’s nothing over the top here. Finishes a bit roasted and a bit nutty. when it warms, a dry oakiness emerges big time. I think this might be a good training beer for those who don’t like sours.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2009
750mL bottle, marked 09-2012. Pours clear reddish brown, topped with a small tan head. Aroma is fairly restrained, with sour cherry, butter, and wood. Flavor is primarily oaky and a bit acidic, with berries, butter, and citrus. Thin bodied, with a dry finish. Aroma is far more interesting than the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2009
Bottled, 2006.
Dark red with pale brown creamy head. Vineous, fruity, acidic nose with reminiscense of cheese. Light gluey without being sweet. Pretty smooth body with light, light prickly Co2. Here are little berries, red apples, wood and bit acidity. Refreshing beer with some woody astringency. And it’s dry. Seemingly a very balanced beer that’s just solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6844) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2009
(Bottle, vintage 2005) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, slightly acetic nose with notes of vinegar, cherries, oak wood and leather. Fruity, sourish taste with cherries, cowberries, red apples, vinegar and a touch of oak. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Not overly sour and not overly sweet. Very well balanced. Possibly not the most complex of sour ales, but really tasty and balanced. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7326) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Bottle, BB 08/2010. Poured clean ruddy brown with a spotty dusting of off-white head. The aroma picked up significant doses of sour cherry mash and oak, with what seemed like a crisp bourbon presence around.. smelled dry and nicely balanced. The flavor had a touch of dry caramel and chocolate at the core surrounded by a lot of the same character as the nose (cherries, oak, and vanilla.. and I swear there was some crisp bourbon at the edges).. finished moderately sour with spicy yeast, bourbon, and oak. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate with a decent flow to it.. overall an enjoyable drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4155) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Dark brown in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of hay and mint with some sour notes. Flavor is tart with oak and light hop flavors. Very dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Brewed in Belgium.......Pours a reddish brown color with a sm-off white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of sour cherries, wood and malts. Taste is of mild tart cherries, dark fruit and a hint of oak. The mouthfeel starts out prickly and sour, but finishes sweet and dry . This would be a great start if you want to try a sour ale.


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