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

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RATINGS: 725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7332) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle.Pours brown with a beige head.Aroma of sour grapes,berries and barnyard.Mildly sour and spicy flavor with some mild funk and wood, a decent amount of residual sugars .Medium body.Oily and vinous texture.Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2404) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle from bottleworks. Deep red-brown pour, nice woody aroma. Quite a drinkable Flemish red, tart but not overly vinegar, well-integrated wood, easy-going and totally enjoyable even though it was lacking the sort of complexity that makes the style shine. I think I prefer this to Duchess, for example.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Deep red color with a small off-white head. Aroma is faint and sour - wood, brown sugar, and plums mostly. Taste is the same - subtle and buttery. Kind of boring, not at all acidic, the sourness is minimal, and there are no vinegar-like notes here. Good body. Drinkable, but uneventful.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 27, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Re-rate 6/2/13: Bottle sample at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks zvikar. Reddish brown with a beige head. Oaky aroma with malt, some cherries, other fruits and a bit of caramel. Sweet and slightly sourish flavor with malt, some cherries and grapes notes, a bit of caramel and some oak. Light to medium-bodied. 6/3/7/3/13=3.2

[9/8/09] Bottle at my hostel in Brussels. Deep red-burghundy color with a pinkish-beige head. Aroma has some slightly caramelly malt and light acidic woody notes. Sweet flavor with malt, brown sugar, some dark bread, fruitiness and subdued wood notes. A decent beer but not as a Sour Ale. 6/4/7/3/13=3.3

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (8410) - 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 (6679) - 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 (13466) - 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 Sam’s 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.


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