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


on tap

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RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Sampled on-tap 5-7-2007. Pours a dark brown that looks like ruby when held to light. Heavily clouded. Nose is strong with wood and a touch of cherry. Flavor is pretty sweet and not really that sour at all. Firm, but not obnoxious wood tones. Feel is standard on the liquid and slightly bubbled on the tongue. Very drinkable. If you don’t like the more sour versions of this style, you might appreciate this tamer version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Bottle. Pour a clear deep amber with a small off-white head that fades to a ring and leaves good lacing. Aroma of tart cherries, oak, and brett spice. Taste is tart cherries, oak, and some barnyard goodness. Medium thin mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and nice acidic finish. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Pours a deep ruby brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is funky, some sweetness, oak, vanilla, and tart fruit. Flavor is oak, funk, vanilla, tart fruit with a dry woody finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Sampled as part of a BJCP training session. Hazy brownish reddish appearance. Aroma quite woody, light cherry. Flavor is light, balanced oak, wood, faint cherry, and a touch of sourness. Interesting. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Pours ruby with a mostly receding light tan head. Aroma of cherries, oak and leather. Taste is oaken fruits, brett, leather, wood, barnyard, and moderate sour acids. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with lush carbonation. An enjoyable sour ale, despite the low ratings.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Pours a deep ruby brown with a fizzy cobwebby looking head with spotty lace. Aroma is wierd- stale cola-like, earth, and lots of dirt, rusty nails- oxidation and cherry pits. Flavor is nutty and toasty, with a wierd sharp bite- burnt pancakes, more metal, pennies, some tartness, oxidized, wet cardboard, soy, and a bit fishy. Astringent and tart finish withmore dirt and mustiness and then it fades to almost nothing. One of the worst Flemish Reds I have had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rcweir (139) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Dark red with medium, off-white head. Highly carbonated. Fruity/yeasty aroma. Nicely balanced sour/sweet taste with lingering sourness and oak/vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3593) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2007
Tap, at ZBF 2006. Copper bronze, thin shortlived white head and moderate condition. Slightly fruity initially in the nose with some metallic tartness and a caramel and brown sugar sweetness, more metallic notes in the mouth with some fruity sweetness and notes of burnt toffee, gently tart and somewhat nondescript finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pintocb (644) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Pretty color, really catches the red from a light source. The aroma is really yeasty with a sour smell that smacks the hell out of you. Initially the flavor is similar to some other sours I’ve had, but maybe a little too thin and oaky. The lingering soapy aftertaste absolutely ruins this beer for me. I tried a sip straight from the bottle to make sure it wasn’t my glass. Its like Dawn in a cup. Bleah!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (3766) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2007
Bottle at home. Oaky brown colour. Tall sugary head. Sour and tangy nose. Taste of citrus, cherries and other fruits. Starts mildly sour and ends much more so. Peaking in the finish. Smooth and clean.

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