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

bottled
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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of BelJohansen. Pours a clear, orangey brown with a dense, off-white head leaving some laces. Sweet and sour aroma with a woody touch. Rather light-bodied, vinous, notes of dried fruit, berries and lots of woody accents. The finish is lightly sour. Not exactly overwhelming but a pleasant and quaffable sour. 220308

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2585) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2008
Deep dark burgundy color. Fruity cherry aroma with touches of blackberry. Fairly sour with a good tart whack and a berrylike fruit rounding it out. Clean finish. Slightly vinous with a mild oakiness as a complement. All around really nice. Im happy with this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2008
Woody, old wood, fruit, strawberries, earthy aromas. Pours dark red with a thick off white head. Very earthy and oaky, a lot of vanilla, with some dry tartness, and some slighty sour berries. Way more oaky than sour, reminds me of a much milder st. bon chien 05.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2008
Muttled brown pour with a light wispy brown head and lace. Earthy, woody, yeasty with notes of sour unripe fruit. Some fruit in the flavor (apple and pear) but it is musty and some is under ripe (sourish) while some is leaning towards rotten. There is yeast and some musty wood. The sour is barely noticeable. Just Blaaaaaa. Medium body, somewhat musty thick in the mouth feel. What-ever

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2008
Bottle from Systembolaget. Nice clear brown-redish body. Aroma is winous, berries and some some sweet candy. Flavor is from vinegar, sweets, red berries.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koentje67 (8) - BELGIUM - APR 10, 2008 does not count
One of the best Strubbe beers. Good balance of sweet and sour. Full body and good lasting taste. Not too much alcohol, which makes it go down easily. Nice dark red colour, not too frothy. Makes a good aperitif.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2008
I realy like Flemish Sours, but this one tends to miss the mark somewhat. Pours to a dark bown, with some carbonation, but little or no head or lacing. The nose is muted sour fruit, with a hint of alcohol as the beer warms. While the mouthfeel tries, it is a junior version of the strong bittersweet feel of better FSs. The flavor is again sour fruit, but the finish is somewhat sour, somewhat stale, and definitely not up to Flemish Sour standards. Nothing special about this, and I think Ill stick with the Duchesse.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2008
This ale is considerably less sour than the other flemish reds Ive had. It has a very interesting quality that the woodiness combines well with the sourness, yet both remain distinct. It gives the ale a very interesting ambience, but I truly find myself craving something more tart.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2008
Reddish dark brown with a nice bubbly head and some lacings. Intriguing aroma of melon, grapes, sour apple, pineneedle, cane sugar and iodine. The flavour is sweet and acidity with a pretty dry finish of wood and vineger. It is quite vineous, but unfortunately also a bit watery and flat.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (8112) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2011 First rating
75 cl bottle from Systembolaget) On March 28, 2008. BB 01/2013.
Clear dark red color, tan head. Acidic, lactic, sour, sour cherry, lingonberry scent. Some almond paste as well. Very stale, wood taste, scent is a lot better. Also lactic and a bit acidic. Warming alcohol as well. A bit moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
7/4/5/3/11=3.0

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75 cl bottle thanks to thomat! January 15, 2011
Hazy cherry wood color, tan to light brown head. Sweet, wood and acidic scent. Sweet, acidic taste. Acidic aftertaste, also apple. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.
4/3/6/3/10=2.6


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