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


on tap

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RATINGS: 725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zebra (1775) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
750-ml bottle labeled Strubbe’s Grand Cru Flemish Red Ale, with a tag around the neck saying "50% young beer blended with 50% beer aged (for 2 years) in bordeaux wine barrels", from the-rare-beer-club @ beermonthclub. sweet more than sour, which is ok in my book. cherries, blackberries, strawberries. drinkable. cork flew 206.5 in.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hanuta06 (444) - Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Total Wine & More. Aroma: light apple aroma. Appearance: huge, fizzy, light-brown, initial head with fair lacing and mostly lasting longevity. Dark red/brown body. Taste: moderately sour apple initial flavor and moderately sour, leathery finish with average duration. Palate: light bodied with dry texture, fizzy carbonation and metallic finish feel. Overall: excellent. Complex flavor. Thirst-quenching. I’d happily drink this again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (1394) - BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2014
Voici donc une Flemisch red ale matured in oak barrels .. ou si l’on veut, une « vieille brune ». Elle titre à 6,5 % abv, et est prévue par le brasseur jusqu’en avril 2018... Je suis donc 4 ans en avance, ce qui est assez rare, moi qui préfère les bières au-delà de leur date … Couleur brune roux classique de ce genre (roux en transparence). Clarté nette. Bulles fines partout dans le verre, pas vives mais belles. Mousse beige foncé qui nappe. Arômes de fût, cerises noires, aigreur noble, vinaigre de vin. 1ère bouche très souple, avec un début en fanfare sur un vinaigre balsamique de classe. Arrière-bouche très ample, sur les fruits noirs et le fût. 2ème bouche sur les cerises noires, du cassis, et du fût de vin. Arrière-bouche fruitée, paisn gris, pointe de girofle. La longueur offre de beaux bouquets, avec une tendance à légèrement doucir, mais en restant complexe. La levure est étonamment douce. L’alcool convient au genre, parce que cette bière doit se siroter. La finale est douce, fruitée et vineuse (n’oublion pas d’ailleurs que le vin vient d’un fruit...). CONCLUSION : une bière à boire très calmement. Je suis d’ailleurs partisan de la décantation pour les vieilles brunes, et c’est leur rendre justice suite à leur vie en fût... Elle le restitue bien d’ailleurs, ce fût. Très belle bière, mais n’oublions pas que ce sont des bières à prendre au second degré.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle from Ale Yeah! in Decatur, GA. Deep amber colored. Delicious complex sour flavor but goes down easy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (4001) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 12, 2012
cereal, caramel, grass, woody, raisin, brown, cloudy, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, umami, full body, creamy, thick feel, flat, long finish, bitter,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2015
A deep, reddish brown mahogany hue that pours clear with a frothy head. The aroma, as befitting the category, is sour with cheesy overtones. The taste is pronouncedly sour with an underlying complexity that hints at apple. The carbonation is lively and complements the sour profile of this ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (966) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Dark chestnut brown. Sour raisin smells. Tart fig grape, raisin with sweet malt oak back. Light medium body.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2008
This is a cross between a sour red ale and a kriek. The flavor has a slighly sour fruity cherry flavor with a hint of smokiness. Extremely well rounded balanced beer that has a exceptional delicate vinous aroma and taste. The wine like character and deep reddish brown color could trick an amateur into thinking that this is a poorman’s wine concoction. This has all the chrarcteristics I enjoy in a beer and believe it would go great with and red meat entree.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2010
Pours a brown cloudy beer with a beige had that disappears quickly. A very pleasant soft sour taste with some sweets, though very balanced. Again sourness in the aftertaste with a little hops. Comparison with the Rodenbach Grand Cru is inevitable with this name, but the beer stands! I could not tell wich one I like best. This calls for a blind comparing tasting.

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