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

bottled
common

on tap
available

distribution
unknown

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RATINGS: 153   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2311) - 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 (4017) - 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 (4142) - 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 (8530) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Reddish brown pour with frothy tan head. A soft sour cherry aroma, with a bit of vinegar in as well. Flavor is some cherry and maderia-like flavors, but not overly sweet. Nice sourish finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4539) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2011
Bottle: Very big tan to light brown foamy head on top of a deep dark light cloudy brown to almost black beer. Smell something light rotten like rotten fruit, yeast, sour and yoghurt. Taste sweets, hint of caramel, cherries, malts, light spicy, a hint of sour but more sweet, hint of herbs, prunes-a-like and a hint of liquorice. Aftertaste is a mix of sweet red/brown fruit, sweets and spices. Low carbo, medium to fuller body, soft mouthfeel and a light watery texture. Smell is pretty bad the beer tastes fine.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
suprchunk (2265) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2011
Pours a nice ruby brown color with a hint of a white head atop the good looking elixir. Smells like artificial caramel. Burnt caramel at that. And sugar - different from the caramel. A slight fruitiness in there but hard to actually tell if it is real. The taste isn’t much better than the aroma. Like a burnt malt flavor. And a burntness leftover after the mess is swallowed down. Hello drain, meet this ’beer’.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2011
This was a strange one to rate. Started off awesome, big deep dark pour, chunky meaty head, smell was that nice vinegery (sp?) bitter nose, kinda getting pumped because it’s smelling great....than the taste, light vinegar, big dry bitterness, very dry. But to be honest, it has that RR Supplication dryness, so if you like that, mixed with a Duchesse, your pumped, but for me, mouthfeel lost me, sorry.


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