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

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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3279) - 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.

4
   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.

2
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3598) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pintocb (645) - 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!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (3722) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2007
From bottle at Zeno’s. Light sour ale aroma, with oaken tang and fruity malt character. Nice sour undertones, with some lactic character. Dark coppery amber clear with thin off-white lacing head. Medium body character with medium-heavy carbonation. Starts with typical sour ale profile. Light oaky start with lactic tang ang mild hoppy profile. Oaky sour finish and lactic tang. Finishes clean with hoppy sour tang. Nice sour ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5059) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2007
Bottled. Clear redbrown color, medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, some soft cherry, oak wood, bit dusty. Slight sour taste, quite malty, bit fruity. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
Chestnut coloured with a nice Belgian off-white head that lasts. Toasty maltiness works hand in hand with the cherry like, yogurty lactic juicy acidity. A very authentic example. Oakiness comes through with vanilla hints while the sour level remains moderate and frankly fitting, enhancing the ensemble more than stealing the show. A very good one, though not going further than the definition of the oud bruin.


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