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


on tap


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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2007
A dense, dark pour reminiscent of Sprecher’s Bavarian Black with a persistent, slightly creamy head’ pervasive notes of berries, yeast, and chocolate. The actual flavor is surprisingly tart and tangy with punctuations of rye and pear; a thin mouthfeel and great deal of fermentation-like effervescence. Oud Bruin would do best as simply a sipping beer, but if you must pair something with it, keep it simple: Ridderost or maybe a Port Salut.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2007
Darker brown coloured beer with some light carbonation and an average off-whtie head. Rather strange herby creamy aroma. Full creamy palate. Finish is sweet-light sour. Medium one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2712) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2007
dark brown coloured body with a off white head a strange sweet aroma a sweet fruity sour taste and a average bitter finich

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2007
Pours a clear brown with a small head and a hint of lacings. Smells of rye. Very sweet with bready malt aromas and some molasses and rye. Also a hint of yeast. Medium carbonation. Bitter finish. Thanks bager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Poured a brownish color with zero head or lacing. Aroma was of tart cherries woody/oak, apples. Flavor was of cherries, oak and vinous, sweet malts. Mouthfeel was very acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2007
Bottled (my Belgian rating #700). Deep reddish brown colour with brown foamy head. Aroma is fruits, earth and some acidic notes. Flavour is really sour malts, fruity hops and licorace. Quite pleasant and wellbalanced brew. Could be a bit more sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4946) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2007
0.25 l bottle. Reddish brown color with tan creamy head. Sour, fruity, salty and acetic aroma. Sweeter and slightly sour flavor with licorice, toasted malt as well as some old vinous notes. Pleasant and mellow.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/12/1999
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta

brown, light malt aroma, rich malt flavor, lots of tartness, hint of fruityness,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2883) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Bottle, pours a brown color with some reddish hues, virtually no head at all, and certainly no lacing, not looking all that pretty in the highly revered Duchesse glass of mine. The aroma was vinous, tart cherries and apples, some oak especially at warmer temperatures. Flavor is tart cherries, oak, vinous notes, acidic apples, and some sweet brown malts, brown sugar probably most prominent with caramel underneath (not much vinegar in there). The mouthfeel is acidic, yet it doesn’t finish all that sour, perhaps why others haven’t touted this beer very highly. Well, I love Flemish sours, and I can appreciate the "sweeter" more "balanced" takes, so na-na-boo-boo to you all, as if I need my mouth to feel like acid and lemon juice were squirted in it, followed by gag reflex activation, and stomach twisting after each sip. An enjoyable, yet far from complex or deep, Flemish Sour, imo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
Bottled. Clear brown coloured with a small head. Malty and sweet with notes if caramel, dark fruits and candied sugar. Too sweet and not sour enough for my taste.

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