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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (967) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brewhemia (29) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
It has a nice semi hazy dark red color with white head and a nice aroma of almonds and red wine. Medium sour taste and a very light fruity sweetness. Sours are not my favorite beer style but still this one is not without some charm.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1330) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
The more ’authentic’, i.e. wood-aged version of Ichtegem’s Oud Bruin, sweetish with tart accents of sour cream, sour cherries and red berries, vinous, deep red brown colour, light lactic acidity in the finish with woody notes. Not as complex as e.g. Rodenbach Grand Cru or Duchesse de Bourgogne, but an honest, well-made, artisanal oud bruin and therefore important per definition.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1106) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
Normaal ben ik geen fan van dit soort bier, maar dit was een absolute meevaller.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (993) - - JUL 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-8-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a dark brown color some tints of red and almost no head. Upon swirling there was very little lacing.. Smell – Sour notes of cherry and some notes of other dark fruit aromas of red grape and fig. Mixed with these aromas were some lighter notes of a light oaky note. Taste – The taste starts out sour and gets even more sour as the taste advances. It begins with cherry and some other sweeter fruit flavors of prune and apple. These flavors bitter and sour more as the taste advances with a more vinegary flavor that enters the profile. In the end some oak flavor meets the bitter and sour flavors to leave a somewhat unpleasant burn on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the light to medium side with the carbonation level rather average. Overall – While it has some nice aromas and fruit flavors upfront, the very vinegary flavors sort of turn me off (this is not really my style of beer; so if you like sours it has some nice characteristics, but if you don’t like sours then….)

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
AbbeyRoade (312) - Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2014
I only rate this low because Flemish Red Ales are truly truly not my thing. While I thought this beer was sour, yeasty, bitter, tart, and gross, I’m sure it was supposed to be this way.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rane (876) - Nibe, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with small palebrown head. Aroma sour cherry notes. Taste sour, some hopps, fresh.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
apickles (109) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle from Brugge. Dark red colouring with quite a substantial white head. Sour cherry nose. First taste is very cherry! Lovely wheaty after taste, a definite sipper. Not as sour as expected and a little tart at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8375) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle at Six Degrees North, Aberdeen, 21/06/14. Dark chestnut brown/amber with reddish hues. Nose is tarte fruit, dark cherry skins, musty fruit cake mix, dates, sour mash, dank straw, light smoke and spice. Taste comprises stoned fruit pangs, caramel, light toffee, bitter cherry, almond, light acidic notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sour rinse in the close. Decent enough Flemish red.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lownote (72) - USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours an almost impenetrable brown/red with a finger thick white head from bottle into a tulip glass. The aroma is pungent and fruity. Very thin bouncy mouth feel that is not too intense. Taste is sour, slightly cherry like but not artificially. Great beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lopisar (193) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2014
Red Brown color. Sour malty aroma, fairly sweet. Sour sweet taste thats complex. Good beer.


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