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

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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 6, 2008
This sour ale pours a deep red color from a 33cl bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is tart cherry, some wood and some malts. A medium bodied sour ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy. Its more tart and tannic tasting than fruity and tart. It has that malt and wood of a Rodenbach, but not the fruity tart flavors. Nice carbonation. Very enjoyable drinking beer. Some vinous woody flavors at the finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle at home - tasting. Red/brown - white head. Nice smooth body. Malty, sweetness, brown sugar, carpenter-glue, light sourish, woody, tar, red berries. Very nice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IrishBoy (3881) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 23, 2008
33cl bottle from mcbackus at Knightly Spirits;Cap says 08 2010 so I guess that is best by; Nose is slightly funky cherries and woodiness; dark cherry brown with a small beige head; flavor is minor tartness with light cherries, and a lot of oakiness; finish slightly tart. Is this really a "SOUR" ale?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayg1 (562) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Pours out a dark ruby red. Aroma is very nice with tart cherries and oak meeting the nose with a touch of vanilla at the end. The aroma really is awesome and I found it to be the best part about the beer. The taste is slightly sour and not nearly as much as the aroma would let you believe. This beer takes a more subtle approach and focuses more on the malts, cherries, and oak aging rather than the sour for the focus of the flavor. Sourheads will be very disappointed in this one. Even I found myself slightly upset when the flavor of the beer didn’t deliver anything near the wonderful level of flavor that was presented in the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4130) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Pours dark garnet with a fizzy tan head. The aroma has gentle sourness, dark cherry, prevalent malt, oak, milkiness, cream and vanilla. Medium smooth body with some minor soft carbonation. The flavor starts off with a creamy & sour blend that is not biting like many of the style. There is more malt noticeable than the norm as well along with dark berries and vanilla. The finish is short with a good deal of oak. Decent sour ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Bottle @ redlight redlight. Pours a red-tinged amber with a faint head that fades quickly. Subdued nose, mild tart, some vanilla, hints of sweet malt. Very smooth and slick, with a malty sweet edge leading to a mild tartness. Hints of acetic. Light sourness, cherries?, and oak. Decent Flemish red, seemed a little dialed back, but still enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Pours deep ruddy brown with a very thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose is tart fruit and a hint of oak. The flavor is quite complex with the same influences from the nose, but just containing more fruit and complexities. The finish is unique and enjoyable, with a bit more fruitiness, a subtle tartness, and a bit of nuttiness. As far as sours go, quite enjoyable and worthy of a higher score.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Decent, I think this is pretty underrated. Not terribly sour though, its actually quite malty and rich, with some vinous fruit and woody notes for the sour part, but just has more puckering acidity than sourness. Pretty drinkable overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 9, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2008 Bottle at PP bottle shop. Ryan thought this was OK, but I loved it for some reason. Not sour for a sour ale. Lots of oak in the aroma. Malty. Sweet creamy texture. Very drinkable. Medium body. Amber color. Yum! 8,3,8,5,18:4.2 Rerate at WeeHeavySD’s: 8,3,7,3,16: 3.7.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2008
2005 Bottle. Pours a dark red kollor with a medium head. Aroma i cherry and oak. Flavor is pretty sour with some cherry notes and some vanilla. Not to impressed,expected more.


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