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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1228) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle from Hop City in Atlanta. Pint glass pour in my hotel room. Pours a deep red-brown with a thick, fast diminishing head. Great aroma of sour cherries, dark fruits, and acidic. The taste was a little less exciting than the aroma. The cherries and fruits come through, but it really isn’t very tart. Flavor is fine, but just mild. Little acid to go along. Light body, smooth finish. Overall good, but oddly light in flavor.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2918) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’. Murky brown, white ring. A little vinous, grapes, some cherry aroma, sweetish sherry taste. No carbonation, full body, long, sherry finish. Really nice, delicate and inoffensive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (1181) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Poured from bottle to glass. Copper hue with creamy tan head that settled to A ring. Aroma is red wine, caramel, vinuous, oak, balsamic. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweet with a light tartness following. Overall this is a decent brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (562) - - MAR 19, 2015
Taste at Bohemian Bull. Interesting and complex. Pours a murky brown with a decent head. Definite wine/ oak/ cherry notes happening and sourness comes through at the end. Malty upfront. Somewhat strange on the end- apple? Overall well balanced and only slightly odd.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (6157) - Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2015
11.2 oz bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Best by 18JUN2019. Pours a murky dark amberish brown with very light caramel head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; tart with a prominent cherry presence, but one that’s only slightly medicinal. Some light oak as well. Tastes like it smells, but significantly blander an unbalanced. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and lingers on the tongue. Meh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hamirubi (126) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2015
33cl bottle, brewed for the American market. A Grand Cru of the Ichtegems Oud Bruin for Strubbe’s 175th anniversary. The aroma has some fruity, cherry, sweet flavours. A very appealing scent. Poured in a pint glass, the glass colours beautiful dark red - even a wine colour. The foam is rocky and of a lightbrown superb look. The taste again is fruity, light sour: One of my favorite old Belgian browns. The perfect combination of bitterness, sourness and sweetness. The body is light/medium and of course a perfect drink on a summer’s day.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lachneger (363) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
Robijn rood van kleur met een witte schuimkraag. Smaak licht bittertje en een vleug van wijn. Gedronken met Raim.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6813) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ Home. 2011 vintage. Pours dark brown with a creamy offwhite head, some lacings. Aroma is light sourness, oak, wet wood, redwine vinegar, spice. Flavor is light sour, light sweet, caramel, wood, vinegar, berries. Medium body, average carboantion. light acidic finish. 200215

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HIGHB4LL (775) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle from Wilbur’s. Appearance: finger white head, does not last, ruddy color, clear, light lacing. Aroma: cherry, balsamic vinegar, Palate: medium body, average carbonation, dry finish, slightly chalky texuture. Taste: sweet cherry and light caramel with slight tartness, into a more caramel sweetness and cough syrupy cherry finish. Overall, too sweet, not very tart, and the palate is not amazing. Not my favorite for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (6069) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2015
Draft at BBF ’15. Pours clear brown with a big tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, vinegar, red berries and caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrHangover (2994) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Sample @ BBF 15. Pours a clear deep amber beer with a big off white head on top. Aroma is yeasty, red fruits, bready. Flavor has a tarty note to it, again fruity touches and the yeast faded a bit to the background. There is this aftertaste full of apples in there as well. Pretty decent.


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