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

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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john_henry (121) - - JAN 4, 2014
Nice example of the style. Not by favourite, but still unique and worth a try.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
psilosophy (548) - 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 (180) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
750ml bottle. Clear ruby ​​red. Vinegar in the aroma. The flavor starts sweet, then becomes sour, red apples dominate, raspberry, honey, oak barrels. A nice experience where flavors stay long.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (731) - - APR 28, 2015
on tap at LaTrappe in San Francisco; dark red color; cherry and dark fruit aroma; sweet cherry flavor; not very sour at all - much more on the sweet side

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeersweden (295) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2015
Clear red-brown beer with a thin head. Nose: Tart, cherry, oak, red apple, vinegar and pear. Taste: Cerry, tart, oak, sourness, sweet apple, grape, blackberries and bread. Body: Medium body with a crisp carbonation. Pretty sweet but the sourness balance the beer. Very good Grand Cru from Ichtegems with complex, balanced taste. A little to sweet for me. I think I put my remaining bottle on hold for a few years and let it mature :)

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvilCat (106) - FRANCE - APR 11, 2015
Bouteille. Robe marron glacée aux reflets rubis , mousse crème timide . Nez de caramel, vergeoise et fruits confits. Bouche fraiche, ronde et légèrement acidulée. Caramel, confiture de prune et fruits rouge. Empreinte très légère de fût de chêne. Agreable douceur flamande.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3089) - 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 (1199) - 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 (589) - - 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 (6364) - 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.


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