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


on tap

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RATINGS: 642   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7887) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4621) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2008 On tap at Max’s. Dark brown-red with a white head. Sour aroma with lots of fruit - grape and citrus. Hints of candy. Slightly sour taste at first. Fruity with citrus. Gives way to bitterness and a weird buttery finish. Not particularly good, but not bad either...a little strange.

   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 (3258) - 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.

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