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. Ichtegemís goes great with shrimp or can also be used to marinate various kinds of meat in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FrankJohansen (3617) - 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 (988) - 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 (25063) - 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.

   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 (2181) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2004
Clear dark brown coloured, brown head. Malty and sweet. More like a Dutch than a Flemish sour ale, and thatís disappointing. Not impressive. Bottle indicated 5.5%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2667) - GERMANY - OCT 13, 2004
Light pleasant grainy nose, dark amber-brown color, foamy head with some lacing. Sweetish grain with a hint of chocolate. Not really sour, and certainly not bitter. Thinish overall. Good but not so interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2005 Dark brown, red color, spare head leaving laces. Light raspberry-vinegar, malt sour nose. Kind of sweet malt and honey taste - a bit stale and actually a bit weak..

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