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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
000pete1983 (6) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2012 does not count
caramel, herbs, barnyard, soy sauce, red, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, average carbonation, long finish,

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (3679) - GERMANY - MAR 7, 2012
(bottle) pours a darkest ruby-brown colour with a frothy light beige head. aroma of grain, red grapes, candy floss, melted butter and canned peaches, slightly composty. flavour is mostly the same, underattenuated, lots of sticky brown sugar and butter, with an inappropriate herbal-hoppy bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3112) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 25, 2012
chocolate, caramel, floral, barnyard, leather, vanilla, butterscotch, orange, clear, brown, orange, red, tan foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, very bitter, umami, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1227) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Small bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin beige head. Nice aroma with medium sweetness and vinegar. Flavor has some good cherry notes with lingering sourness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2161) - New York, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottled from 124 rabbit club. Poured a dark brown with little head. Not very sour for a sour ale but I liked it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2011
25cl bottle from Dranken Geers in Belgium - fantastic store by the way. The pour is very dark brown topped with a edgy off white head. The nose is not sour as ecspected but more malty sweet with notes of candid sugar topped with an odd metallic aroma. A very thin palate with a highly carbonated feeling that blures the taste. The taste is still sweet at most - not sour at all. It reminds me of a danish dark classic pilsner. Still I get some metallic notes and with a slightly bitter finish - again not sour as described above. Quite disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3698) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle 25cl from Altonbrownd thanks a lot. A clear brown-red beer with low head. Nose is very low. Aroma is nice on fresh fruits and sweet like, notes of cherry and apricot, brown malt notes, caramel, candy sugar, slightly sour, very pleasant, oak notes peppery hops at the finish. Nice but a bit too sweet for me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (3790) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
Brown to red colour with a small white head. Smells sugary sweet. Tastes very sweet, sugar water. Bit flat, medium body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - SEP 12, 2011
Mah, supermetallica e stradolciona, non ricordo chi sia lo sfortunato che ne ha preso un bicchiere. Forse Cinghio

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (7219) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle shared with DutchDrebus. Brown / dark red, nice red glow coming through. Small white head that’s quickly gone. Smell lightly sour, not much more. taste is a lot sweeter though. Low carbo and body.


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