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


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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sayravai (4707) - 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 (1680) - 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 (5565) - 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 (12756) - 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 (1456) - 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 (23363) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 20, 2007
from belgianshop.com - clear ruby-brown colour with a little but stable creamy beige head; aroma of wood and sour cherries, creamy mouthfeel, sweet with a hint of sourness; the finish is vinous and caramel - subtle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2007
750ml bottle. Aroma is lightly tart and sour with a not unpleasant hint of musty wood. Pours dark brown with deep amber highlights. Flavor is rather balanced. Dry woodiness and a light tart cherry tartness. Some wet wood. leaps and bounds better than the Grand Cru. Fairly creamy on the palate. Finishes with a woody dryness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40864) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours deep reddish towards brown and with a lacing brown head. Earthy and mouldy aroma. Flavour is cane-sugarish sweet and with a mild malt note. Finish is somewhat short and not thrilling but still good.

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