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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: 154   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (3351) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Pours a nice ruby color with a small espresso swirl. The aroma is tart and musty while mildly fruity. The flavor is winey and mildly sour with some cranberry, nice but a little off.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JK (4604) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2009
The description sounds awesome, but this beer just isn’t very good. Some oak and malt, with a little sugar, but more of a dry-oak flavor than anything else. What flavor there is, is very light. Thin palate. Disappointing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (15169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Bottle at jens, brought back from belgium ... brown ... sweet woody toffee nose... caramel toffee ... not realy a sour ale at all ... little cherry

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Bottle share thanks to rustychiles. Pours a deep red/brown. Aroma is mild sourness, oak, cherries, and chocolate. Taste is lots of chocolate, cherries, and extremely mild oak/sour tang. This is not what I would consider an oud bruin. Much more like a very traditional old ale with the brett touch. Very tasty, just not really to style in my opinion. Quite unexpected.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Tytoanderso. Pours a reddish brown with a light brown head. Aroma is subtle oak, cherries, touch of funk, some sweetness. Flavor is cherry, oak, yeasts, funk, a very light sourness melds with sweet candi sugars. Drinks way too easy. Good brew, but not what I expected at all.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of an extra from Beerlando. Thanks, as always, Bryan. Pours a rusty hue, dark but still able to see through, some floaties, with big brownish red head that cakes, laces some, is pretty nice. Aromas push some subtle oak, sour cherries, a touch of caramel, and a touch of funk. Fruity and sweet, but also tart. Initial is light and quencing off the bat, light sour cherries, sweet malts, and oaky dryness combine. The flavors in this beer are light, preaching a little more sweetness in body, with a little tartness coming out on the backend and in the finish. A touch of dryness, under carbonated. A bit too smooth, even creamy, for a beer I want in this style. Sour with some big training wheels. A little bland, boring.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6715) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 16, 2009
Dark brown with a medium but sturdy head. Sweetish aroma with chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, and a little something sour and funky underneath. Rich malts for sure, no hop presence. Flavor is sweet, malty and rich, with some cherries and other dark fruits. It is slightly sour, but just a touch, not quite enough for the style. Very little hopping, but also not too cloying. A touch of chocolate, a bit of caramel, and lots of fruit. Interesting. Finish is sweet-and-sour and fruity. Decent stuff, though too sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2009
This beer is okay. It’s another example of an oud bruin which does not stack up in the sour department. The aroma is a bit sour, juicy, and with a hint of raspberries. The flavor is malty, not sour enough, and has some notes of dry fruit with some minerality in there. This would be a good starter oud bruin, but I would prefer something more sour.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2009
(33cl bottle) Slightly hazy, dark reddish brown colour with a big and stable beige foamy head. Moderately sweet and acidic, also slightly toasted malty aroma with a mouldy and woody touch and restrained berry-fruity notes. Sweet and slightly sour flavour, light to medium bodied, slightly fizzy on the tongue. Toasty malty and woody taste with shy fruity and tart notes. Moderately sweet and acidic woody finish with notes of alcohol. Likeable but not a star of its style (01.III.09).

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2009
750mL bottle, cap marked 09 2012. Pours dark reddish brown, a bit darker than the Grand Cru, with a tan head. Aroma is faint and fairly sweet, with notes of black cherry and wood. Flavor is sweet as well, with berries, sour cherry, butter, and wood. Medium bodied. Much less impressive than the Grand Cru. More sweet than sour; a bit of a disappointment.


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