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


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RATINGS: 147   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4757) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2006
25 cl bottle. Reddish brown with a decent, creamy off-white head. Sweet and sour aroma with a lot of fruit. Sweet and sour fruit throughout with a good dryness towards the finish. Also some caramel. Well-carbonated and full-bodied. An interesting Oudenaards bruin style ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13127) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2006
Bottled. Amber beer with a dark beige head. Pleasant, weak aroma that is mostly malty. Sweet flavor with very little sourness. Some hops. Full bodied beer with a bitter finish. Not exactly what I expected, but pleasant. (0603228)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2006
Red brownish colour with a small head. Sweet aroma and taste of fruits and malts. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Bottle. Dark-red, inviscid, light tan head. Okay, the apparent strength is nice, the sweetness is good, but it’s just plain off-balance. Sweet and flat to the point of being cherry cough-syrup like. Sticky mouthfeel that makes it feel thicker than it looks. I like a Flemish sour ale, but this one is just so-so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2005
Pours hazy deep brownred with some nasty looking lumps in it plus a thin light tan head. Mild aroma with a sour note and tones of cheese and dark fruit. Flavor is dominating by malt, mosty sweet with a sour hint and distinct notes of herb. Dry and woody mouthfell, specially in the finish. Not bad, just not as interesting as the best in this style.
Thanks a lot Joris for hooking me up with this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tejas (866) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2005
My bottle reads Oud Bruin and says the ABV is 5.5%. I hope this is the right Ichtegems. Clear redish brown color. Small head. Smells sour but doesn’t taste as sour as it smells. Has a little musty flavor towards the finish. Honestly, I have absolutely no idea what flavors I’m detecting but nevertheless this one is OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2005
(Bottle 25 cl) Reddish brown with a small, beige head. Lightly vinegary almost rotten aromas. Typical and very pronounced metallic flavours. But unlike most sour ales this has more sweet than sour. And even some bitter hops in the finish. Not bad, but not very typical for it’s style. 050398

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2005
Intens brown beer with reddish shine and yellow-beige head. Woody and youghurty smell with hints of wine and cider. Also hints of German shwarz-brôt and sweet fruits (Candy like). Hints of wood, wine, and lactic sourness well couttred with some sweet fruity accents. A little out of balance and a bit to sweet for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 6, 2005
sour tart candy flavors. Ilike this style but its not rodenbach. acidic and lemon sourness with liqourice and burnt bread notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerohen (1977) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2004
Clear dark brown coloured, brown head. Malty and sweet. More like a Dutch than a Flemish sour ale, and that’s disappointing. Not impressive. Bottle indicated 5.5%.

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