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

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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2008
Bottle, 75 cl, Cuveé 2005. Pours a reddish brown colour with a tan head. Raspberries, redcurrants, some vinegar and some vanilla from the oak barrels. Flavour has some malty sweetness. Quite malty. Redcurrants, some vinegar, vanilla and quite a lot of butter - especially in the finish!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
ZBF2008: From tap. Pours dark brown with a dense tan head. Light berry fruity aroma. Flavour is berry fruity swept in a dry roasted malt flavour. Mixed sweet and dry. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Ends with a lingering dry malt flavour and a mild berry note on top.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Poured a reddish brown into the snifter with a big fluffy white head. Scents of rotten fruit, malt and vinegar. Flavors were all messed up here. Cranberries and some burnt wood. I tasted some grapes and bread to finish. I didn’t care for this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
ZBF08. Very dark brown colour. Really nice creamy head, very stable, light brown. Caraway seed aroma?! Perhaps some sweat. A little of the same in the flavour along with some good tartness. Strange beer, but not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (1931) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle, 75cl Cubée 2005. Deep red/copper clear colour, with a nice huge creamy head. Aroma was of Viny, fruity ,citrus, a nice sournes in the end. Flavor was, almost the same, but has a pappry dry mouth feeeling, a dominans of raspberries/sweetnes. Thin to medium body, and a mild medium fruity finish. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2008
At ZBF 2008, Sint Niklaas, Belgium
Deep brown, hazy body. Subtle aroma of wood and cherries. Moderately bitter, lightly sour initial flavour. Moderately sour, lightly bitter finish. Metallic mouth feel. Bit odd, not that well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Bottle, 75cl (2005). Reddish brown colour with a large tan head. Strong vinous nose with notes of strawberries, cherries, toffee & wood. Thin vinous taste with slightly sour tones of red berries. Interesting (at small volumes...).

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2008
Bottled. Pours out in a clear deep red colour with purple hints with a huge frothy white foam. Lactic and fruity aroma of red berries, wood, vinegar, tart cherries. Sweeter flavour of cherries and raspberries with touches of brown sugar and wood. Cherries, mild oak and dark over-riped fruit in the finish. Promising aroma but it’s a bit too sweet for me flavour wise.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7803) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2008
33cl bottle pours dark, murky purple and brown with a 1/2 inch large-bubbled, dark tan colored head. Nose of tinny oak, black cherries, red wine vinegar and red grapes, with the metallic copper and tin notes a bit too strong and overpowering, but otherwise it has a nice, spicy, funky nose. Velvety soft texture up front, lighter on the back, with the flavor in general being quite mild: some soft floral notes, some red wine, grape juice, some faint oak. Mildly sour and prickly, turning more towards a semi-sweet grape juice in the finish. An enjoyable, quiet Flemish sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2008
On tap at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore during their Belgian fest. Pours a deep, translucent dark brown with a white slim head. Sour aroma that’s a bit fruity with plenty of grapes. Flavor is sour but extremely unique with grapes and yeast dominating. A weird, earthy and cheesy flavor also races over the tongue. Slightly creamy texture on the end. One of a kind.


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