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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
suprchunk (2964) - 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’.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (2200) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle a dark brown colored beer with a tiny white head aroma malts spicy some fruits and some sourness taste malts fruits some caramel spicy and some sourness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2911) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2011
A lovely ruby shimmer in the glass. Has life, off the pour it excitedly exhausted its pent up frustration to lay labour to a heaving head of foam that toppled the glass edge to level itself out a good minute later, nothing more than a quarter inch of tight tannish bubbles. Sniff, soft port, plum wine, sniff, cherry wood, oaken troff/washbay, sniff, sniff., souring, fermenting berries, some plum vinegar also, fresh bay leaves, leather, salted, fermented fish, interesting; the nose yields enough to keep ya guessing! Tart, tight and more than enough burning rubber to level peace, was first sip. Very light bodied, sadly watery but given of style. Mild vinegar, fruit vinegar more t\han malt, heavy oaken notes and the acid that attacks it , good level of smoky phenolics linger. Very soft in the mouth, not much to it, would lie if I got more. Honestly lacking as an Old brown, but not void of getting there! (25cL, BB 09/02/2012, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3844) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy brown coloured Flemish brown with an slightly sour taste an somekind how i called cola-likeness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours a reddish brown almost light black colour with a rich creamy tan head. Balsamic vinegar aroma that grabs your attention with some sour cherries mixed in. Smooth and mellow flavours that are almost port like and swirl around thye mouth. Not sour but certainly not sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stew41 (1941) - Phuket, THAILAND - DEC 3, 2010
A solid old brown but not particularly exciting. Quite mild in the sour stakes although very true to style. Red fruits show a touch of old wood and a hint of bitterness. Not much else to say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2010
Browny red body with thin head. Aroma is sweet, plums and wood. More woody notes in the taste, sugar and some cherries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2010
25cl Bottle. Clear reddish brown pour with a foamy tan head that doesn’t last long. Aroma is quite light, with a hint of sourness and notes of wood, cherries, molasses and apple. Flavour is also quite woody, a little metallic and slightly medicinal; cherries and wood being the standout flavours. Slick mouthfeel with fairly low carbonation and a lingering medicinal finish. Not overly sour, this actually doesn’t taste too good at all. Their Grand Cru is much better.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2010 Bottle. $4.99 for a 11.2oz bottle. No date I could find on the bottle but the cap says 29-09-2014 which I am guessing is the best by date. Poured a fairly dark reddish brown with an offwhite 2 finger head that quickly dissipates down to about a 1/4 of an inch and then just flat out disappears. The aroma is not sour at all. The nose is actually pretty bad, not bad smelling, but there really isn’t a whole lot there. Oh dear god, this is not very good. It has a subtle bitter taste that is off putting. Subtle fruit taste. Not sour really at all (did I say that already?) Can’t imagine really finishing this one. Slight alcohol flavor at the end. Light/medium mouthfeel. I would avoid this one, especially at the price. Tried again and same results as above.

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