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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - 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 (3027) - 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 (2120) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4207) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2007
Bottle. Large creamy like beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Somewhat clear sparkling boyd with a mahogany colour. Aroma was berry, light unripe apple, hint of vinegar, yeast and light brown sugar. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Flavour was moderated sweet with hint of acidic. Not enough sour notes to balance this Flemish Sour. Somewhat brown sugar and light metallic sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
Beautiful red mahogany and a loose head with big bobbles. The aroma is sweet/sour with berry notes. The flavour is surprisingly sweet, too much for my liking in a sour. It has notes of berries and a hint of licorice. 1968

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ha1ag (863) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2007
25 cl bottle, hazy mahagony color, small quickly diminishing beige head with proper lacing. Lightly sweet taste, with oak flavour. a bit sour taset comes in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2007
25cl bottle from Noel Cuveliers, Abele. Deep ruby/brown colour with lasting tan head. Woody dry malt, tiny bit of sourness. Some sourness in mouth, but sweet candy sugar too. This leads to a sourish finish. Odd lemony deep malt flavour. A dubbel with a touch of lemony sourness. Sourness is definitely there, but offset by sweet malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12078) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby-amber with a little creamy off white head. Aroma is moldy with clear ryebread tones. Flavour is initially quite sour, bt quickly turns sweet with a caramelly edge. A touch of fruitiness as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2007
Reddish, brown colour with a tan head. Fruity sweet aroma with vinous notes and hints of some sourness. Tart fruity flavor with notes of wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2006
Sampled at the Richmond Beer Industry Gathering 2006. Clear light amber body with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel and honey aroma. Sweet malty and honey flavor.

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