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

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RATINGS: 684   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (946) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2012
On tap @ Über. Pours dark ruby. Funky wild berry flavor with juicy grapefruit finish. Oaky malts. Not light, at all really, but quenching.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sharkguy (6) - Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2015 does not count
This a delightful sour and really complex. Personally i think its one of the best ive had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3368) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle at Lafeyette, Oostende, Belgium: Hazy red/brown coloured brew with an sharp but refreshing sour taste, hints of wood and cherries.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1265) - SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2015
750ml bottle, 2011 edition. Hazy brownred body with a low dirt-white head. Vinegar, fruity notes and some spices that remind me of swedish "julmust".

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2810) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle from Brewers Haven. This my kind of sour, not overly puckering, perhaps tempered by the barrel aging. Some mellow wooden notes are added as a result. A murky ruby brown pour, soft tightly beaded head, acetic plum aroma. Taste is initially tart, mellowing quickly to a dry, sweet finish. Excellent all around.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1249) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2015
330 mL bottle poured. Pours a dark reddish color with a big fizz head. Fresh cherry aroma. Big apppe, and cherry flavor. Pretty standard but overall good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFunGuy (837) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2015
This beer pours brownish red with full head. A flavor of sour apple and cherry bland with earthy flavor to make a ry good sour beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (2812) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2015
A small taste from a friend’s bottle (last one!) @ Stadin Panimobaari. Pours deep red with a low head. Aroma is slightly sour malts. Flavor is sour malts with a good balance. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (707) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Poured into a chalice. Pours a clear dark ruby with a modest tan head that lingers before dissipating. Big aromas of cherry, apple and yeast with a bit of barnyard funk. Taste is very sour cherry forward with some apple and currant on the finish. The beer itself is not really sour per sea but it does have a light tartness that cuts into the overall sweet palate. It is reminiscent of a less sour version of Duchesse de Bourgogne. Full body with nice carbonation and a slightly sticky cola-like mouthfeel. Nice lingering finish that coats the palate. This is were the tartness stands out...especially as it warms up.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
psilosophy (553) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - MAY 20, 2015
Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur rougeâtre, très peu de mousse, pas de tenue. Aromatiquement, on se rapproche des notes d’ un vin rouge avec un côté fruité plus marqué et d’avantage de sucre, c’ est donc assez logique que çà me fasse un peu penser à une sangria pétillante! Malgrés le peu de mousse, la carbonnation est intense en bouche. Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploehstaert.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ForlornHope (189) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle at home. Actually, two bottles, one is older than the other on a back-to-back tasting. Pours a deep, dark red colour with a small head. Any sediment in the bottle has compacted well, so the beer is very clear. The aroma is more like a wine, with red fruits on the nose, particularly cherry and currant. The older bottle was much more vinous and sour, almost lactic. On the tongue the beer is sweet, then really very dry. Again, in the older sample the sweetness had almost gone. On the palate, more fruit, like stewed prunes, rich grain and a nice underlying sourness that enhances the fruit. Quite a sticky beer, rich palate, but nonetheless the younger version is oddly thirst-quenching. An interesting beer, well away from the mainstream and one to return to as the depth of flavour is excellent.


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