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

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RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (8140) - Mölndal, 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

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2008
Bottle. A dark amber beer with a big tan head. The aroma and taste is of yeast, berries, light sour and woody. Medium body with a sour finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2008
Clear dark red with medium off white head. Slightly sour aroma with woody and balsamic notes. Sweet and mild sour flavor with woody, sour apples and malty notes. Get some sour berry notes. Ok - but lacks sourness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5732) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2008
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Beautiful deep reddish copper with a large creamy beige head. Cidery aroma with red apples, some cherries, and dry woody notes with a light dusty ash tray feeling. Good mouthfeel. Well balanced with a dry but flat finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2588) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2008
2005 75 cl corked bottle
Deep red colour, thick head. Sourish cherry aroma. Smooth cherry stone flavour. A bit thin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - MAR 18, 2008
Bottle. Pours a beautiful deep redbrown ale with a thin lightbrown head. Aroma is fruity with notes of berries and grapefruit, but with darkfruit such as raisins as well(?). Very thin mouthfeeling. Flavours like cherry and wood are to find in this sour, but it isn’t that sour i think.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Crystal ruby brown, thin tan head, long lasting. Sweet, fruity, berry, oaky aroma. Malty, some toasty and some caramel flavor. Somewhat thin, very lively despite low carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14336) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2008
33cl bottle: Pours copper with a red hew & creamy white head. Metal, malty caramel & a hint of oak. Some sherry & only a hint of sour vinousness. Medium bodied. Smooth & low carbonation - not very sprinkly! Drinkable flemish but far from great!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 On tap at Mekong for the Flemish Sour Ale Throw Down on 09/09/2010. Clear reddish body with a small creamy off-white head. Sweet fruit and light vineagar aroma. Rich fruit and light balsamic vineagar flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/4/7/4/15 - 3.7 03/14/2008 - Clear reddish brown body with a small tan head. Sweet fruity aroma with some light sour and wine characteristics and quite a bit of oak. Sweet vanilla and oak flavor with sweet fruit and very light tart hints. Medium body with low carbonation and a smooth oak finish. 7/4/7/3/14 - 3.5

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9977) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2008
Draught (Wildeman, Amsterdam)
Dark red - large tight head. Sweet and sour aroma, hint of diacetyl. Taste is a lovely combination of flavours. First a soft slightly sharp mouth taste, then creamy maltiness, heading towards sour bread pudding. A slightly fruity soft malty finish. Excellent only-mildly-sour sour brown.


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