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


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Old sour beer is blended with sweet young beer before bottling to create a beer with a sour nose, sweet taste, and a slight sour aftertaste. Ichtegem’s goes great with shrimp or can also be used to marinate various kinds of meat in.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10816) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 15, 2008
UPDATED: APR 16, 2008 250ml bottle (BelgianShop)
Dark brown, small tight head. Musty earthy aroma, a little dusty. Sweet brown malts. Where’s the oud? Slight hint of woodiness, but too sweet overall. Sticky because of that, and leaves me needing a drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tranquillity (1453) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2008
Bottled. Weird aroma. Initially old socks, then cheese, blue cheese. I’ve had pizzas that smelled like this. Taste sweet, not very full, with a bitter oaky finish. I like oud bruins, but wouldn’t order this in a bar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - APR 5, 2008
Bottle shared by BeastieFan2k. Sludgy, plywood aroma, light toast and a touch of chocolate. Little sour to be found. Flavor has more woodiness, a touch of honey, maybe a bit of clover. Decently complex but just not very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2008
(Bottled, BBE 09/09) Dark ruby with a smallish, firm head. Very earthy aroma of sweaty socks, some dried fruit, and caramely malt. Sweetish, mildly tart flavor with caramely malt. Medium-bodied, surprisingly non-watery for an oud bruin, quite carbonated. This was actually not bad for the oud bruin style, although the aroma was not very pleasant, and it was not sour by any standards. Smooth, harmless, not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2008
Bottle Clear, amber body. Off-white head. Disgusting aroma of root chicory, sewer, smoke, anise, old stuff, wet cardboard, wet dog, ... Moderately bitter, lightly sour initial flavour. Lightly sour, dry finish. Oxidised finish? Very unbalanced beer. Not too bad, but certainly not complex nor attractive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pepperford (115) - robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2008
my first "sour" beer. a very dark red color with a faomy head. fruity and slighty pungent on the nose. a highly carbonated, almost cola and hoppy for the first instant. then the sweet cherries and raspberries come on strongly. a tangy and sour aftertaste at the end. the sweetness linger a while. i would pair it with roasted turkey with cranberries, pork chops, or pheasant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5406) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2008
250ml bottle from Bier Tempel, Brussels. A very pleasant and enjoyable beer. Softly carbonated. Gently sweet and malty like a fresh, good quality malt loaf. Chocolate notes. Very little in the way of bitterness, and nothing tart or sour. A well grounded and nicely balanced ale. Understated and quite moreish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12256) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a lightly hazy mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, vinous, and some spoiled fruit. Flavor of caramel malt, raisins, wood, lactic, vinous, and flat Dr. Pepper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeinDahlem (1377) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2008
Once I got over the almost total lack of sourness, I decided that the beer tasted pretty good anyway. 25cL bottle poured nearly black with bright ruby highlights, and a purple-tinted, off-white head that receded. Vaguely vinous nose of sparkling red grape juice, raisins. Sweetish flavor with only a slight tartness carried by that lively, champagne-like, pinprick carbonation. Just a touch of dust on the finish. Lacks some depth. I’d reach for other oud bruins first, but this is likable enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2008
Bottle @ The Rake. Pours a darkish reddish color with a small off-white head. Fruity woody sour aroma. Sweetish sugary malty flavor with tart woody hints. Sweetish tasrt finish.

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