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

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RATINGS: 714   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3358) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Dark brown with auburn highlights and a beige head that quickly disappeared. Aroma of vinegar, red wine, and cherry. Disappointing flavor especially after the aroma. Slightly tart on the back end, but watery and not much flavor otherwise.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scouser (326) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2011 nice, almost bar b que and vinegar aroma. nice amber burgandy color, doesnt hold its head though. has that cheryy bitter taste that hits the back of you tongue, almost nutty after taste. A nice beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Dark chestnut color with large, fizzy beige head. Dry nose of wet wood, grape. More complexity in the flavor: malt, berry, grape, light vinegar. Thin, undercarbonated body with a watery, grape-skin finish. Very enjoyable and drinkable, but it could use more sour complexity. At least it isnít all vinegar.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2009
(bottle - 330 ml) Dark ruby red pour with a pillowy tan head. Aroma is tart and sour with some light hints of caramel and oak. Flavor begins with a tart hint of cherries that moves to a sour and acidic, bitter middle. Finishes dry and very tart with that farmhouse funky aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle at home. Hazy red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Ligyt acidic aroma of caramel, red wine, oak and glue. Light acidic flavour of red wine with notes of oak and vanilla. Tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MPA (913) - Amager (form. NÝrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle (cellphone rating). Cola coloured with off white head. Nose of wood, sourness, ripe fruit and dark sugar. Sweet flavour of dark fruit, wood, tobacco, vanilla, some berries with sourness. A dry bitterness and well carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2009
33 cl bottle, bougth at ōlkonsortiet, Aalborg. Reddish brown color, fine off-white head. Aroma has fine sourness and oak/wood. Flavor is fruity, fine sweetness and has a very moderate sourness. Nice one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (1851) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 6, 2009
A sweet, pleasing Flanders Red. This beer pours a brownish red color with a better than expected off-white head. The aroma is sweet and sour cherries with a touch of malt. The flavor is similar with a medium-light vinegar kick. My score is dropping as I go through my glass, which is never a good sign. Thereís a somewhat cloying syrupy character to the beer. Iím not good enough at beer tasting to tell if itís back-sweetened, but it tastes that way to me. If this beer was bone dry and a lot oakier, Iíd like it a whole lot more. As is, the sweet cherry flavor is growing acrid on my palate. Itís not a bad beer, but I prefer a bit less sweet in my sours.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (2865) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Served with very little head and no lace. Color is a dark, cloudy brown with some reddish highlights. Maybe a little light struck: some burnt rubber/skunk. Flavorís not quite as skunky as aroma and I get some of the nice tart malt with fruit in the background. Had another bottle of this here recently and it was much better - no skunk. Good mouth and carbonation. Skunkís gone at the end. Good finish. No sense of the alcohol at all. Iíd try another.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle into snifter. Really dark read pour that proves clear if held to light. Very light khaki head that fades to a ring pretty fast. Nice roma, but not to style. This is no flemish red. No sourness. Vanilla, oaky, sweat malt (almost as if some brown belgian candi sugar is in there). Flavor is not good. Soyish, watery, sweet, off or old belgian candi sugar. Medium bodied with medium to light carbonation. Overall: overpriced and deceptive given its proclaimed style.


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