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

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RATINGS: 721   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (8390) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2009
Brown witht a note of red. Has an off-white head, fully lasting. Aroma of wood, acid, lactic. Candis too. Flavor starts sweet and acidic, finish light bitter. Dry, syrupy texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Dark purple to brown body and no lacing. Aroma is a very nice sweet red fruit and a bit of tartness. Lightly sweet cherry flavor, candy sugar body, cream in the middle, faint hint of oak in the finish and a slight tartness. Nice creamy body.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
vtafro (6553) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle. Dark mahogany pour with light white head.When i read that it was a red flemish sour, i expected less of a vingear ish sour flavor than i received. Flavor was light, dark fruits, oak, but the vinegar tinge killed it for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13336) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle from keg Liquor. Poured clear brown color with a large fizzy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy fruity sour flavor with a medium sweet & sour finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with a complex beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Pours a very dark brown color, almost black with deep mahogany edges when held to a light source. Creamy .5 off-white head that quickly fades into the thinnest of rings leaving very small specks of lacing. Tart funky aroma with a nice oak vanilla presence from the barrel aging. Also a bit of a vinegar and dark fruit notes. Lighter end of medium bodied and a bit watered down. I was expecting a fuller mouthfeel. Tart and puckering but much more of a vinegary sourness than expected. Lots of oak and vanilla character with a pleasant dark fruit flavor. Dark cherries, plum and raisin notes with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle from the Sams in Downers Grove, Illinois: It pours a deep chestnut body, clear around the edges, with a decent beige head that collapses quickly. The aroma is venegar and tart cherries with oak and dark caramel. The flavor is a tad more sourwith less cherries but a bit woodier. It finishes tart and dry with a lingering acidity. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 26, 2009
I had this beer on tap at Beachwood BBQs sour beer fest. The fruity nose was very nice. Overall, the beer had a nice balance between tart and fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3496) - 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 (332) - 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 (4303) - 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 isnt all vinegar.


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