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


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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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. Ichtegemís goes great with shrimp or can also be used to marinate various kinds of meat in.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2006
A Mes rate: Little 25cl bottle that Sim purchased in Ghent. Now THATíS and aroma! A full on nasal assault. Itís old, itís brown, there is demerara sugar and some oranges too. Also some faint vine like stuff happening with just a tinge of alcohol creeping in at the sides. A mild fishy note too. Complex look. Appearance is dark muddy brown with a great looking head. The flavour however is not in the same league. Wine like to start and some extra oaky aged stuff to follow. There is a kick of sweetness just before the finish which immediately becomes bitter and alcoholic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (14519) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2006
Bottle. Weak, malty, fruity aroma. Clear brown colour. Quite stable, light brown head. The flavour is quite malty and sugary. Not very sour, but has a bit of a rough bitterness. Too sugary, but better than most oud bruins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5155) - 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 (15605) - 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 (3614) - 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 (1374) - 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 itís 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) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - 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 (937) - 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 doesnít taste as sour as it smells. Has a little musty flavor towards the finish. Honestly, I have absolutely no idea what flavors Iím detecting but nevertheless this one is OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25072) - 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 itís style. 050398

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lachesis (757) - 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-brŰt 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.

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