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

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RATINGS: 684   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Sweet tart cherry aroma, reminds me of duchess. Dark auburn, small sandy head. Some tart character, sharply sour midpalate. Dry wood finish, everything is in stages.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naka (716) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Pours a dark brown with some slight reddish hues. Small foamy off-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet raspberry with some brown sugar cookie. Has a decent sour fruity character, but lacks the depth of beers like Rodenbach’s Grand Cru. Does not have the malty backbone. Finishes very dry. A decent body with a tight carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5993) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2008
[Bottled. Vintage 2005] Dark copper with a medium,tan head. Sweet and sour in both aroma and flavour; vinegar and some sugar. Light oak-notes in the flavour too and also notes of apple-cider.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark mahogany brune in the glass with a thin off white lacing. Aromatic character of lightly tart cherries, light barnyard blanket, a slight wood aged character. Thin spicy yeast but a strange lingering fruitness that wouldnt normally be ever so present in a sour ale. No etoh in the finish. Eh.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Thanks to Solan for this!!! Brown pour with plum colored hues. Fizzy khaki head. Nutmeg apple, and vinegar on the nose. Fruits and yeast up front slightly acid finish combined with notable hints of oak. I agree with beerbill this would an excellent "gateway" sour beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hapjydeuce (972) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle from Pizza Port Bottle Shop. Clear ruby brown color with fizzy beige head. Mild cinnamon spice and balsamic aroma. Sweet and fruity malt flavor with a touch of raisin and baked bread. Finish is nicely covered with oak wood and wild yeasts. Your typical Flemish sour ale. Peppery, acetic finish, mild sourness. Enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Poured almost brown with reddish hints. White head, with a small amount of lacing. Fairly floral aroma, hint of malt and fruit. Taste is much more fruit, subdued a bit by malt, then finished through with some sour fruits. Not overbearingly sour though. Maybe the barrel aging mellowed this out a bit. Normally this style is way too sour for me, but this was actually not bad. Could see this pairing quite well with a meal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle, Poatersgat. Rich dark ruby with flecks of lace and a dissipating head. Soft acetic aroma piquant with berry fruit, strawberry hints over faint dark malts. Bittersweet sour, berry fruit and apple edge softening into brown sugar, maybe liquorice, faint chocolate afters. Some dryness in there. Tingling carbonation with a sprinkle of sherbet. Mellow. Could do with the sour turning up a notch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3565) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2008
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a mostly clear brown with ruby highlights around the edges when held against the light. Moderate off-white head that quickly faded to a ring and left a thin line with each sip. Pleasant aroma of sour cherry with some mild oak as well. The flavor is lightly sour cherry with some oak. Well carbonated and light on the palate, which suits this beer quite well. This is an enjoyable sour ale that would make a good entrance beer for someone who wants to try this style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Brown in color with a mildly sour aroma that has some light cherries and wood. Dark fruit flavor, light wood, and a sour finish round this one off. Decent, but sub--par for the style IMHO.


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