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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2526) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Second time around on this beer, this time just split with another person, 750mL cork&wire poured into a white wine glass. The color is a dark dark red. The head is not impressive, fades quickly, not large. It gets a bit better with the bottom pour makes a better head but it fades a little slower. Aroma is sweet and earthy dark cherry. Taste is similar with a lot more sweetness than the Grand Cru, obviously the young beer coming through. It isn’t sour but fruity sour like flavor. The finish has a bit of a sour cherry skin to it. Its easy drinking but the sweetness grows a bit tiring. Very much in line with a young Flanders sour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2008
Pours a dark brown-reddish color with small beige head. Quite nutty on the nose, roast malts and a bit of coffee. I caught the sour but felt it was a bit faint for the style. Taste was similar in that it didnt seem quite sour enough to be a sour ale, but my understanding is still growing. Nice taste of sweet malt and roatsed coffee, with a long aftertaste of nuts. Palate was medium and fizzy.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Borresteijn (4928) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle @ Take One. Dark brown-red colour, beige head. Aroma is sweet-sour, must, red fruits. Flavour is sweet-sour, musty, wood, sour grapes (tannines), rather dry. Didn’t like this at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3667) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Bottle: Poured a dark brown with a tan thin head. The aroma is musty old fruit very pungent to the nose. Taste is very balanced as it starts out sweet fruit; however transitions into a sourness in the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2008
750ml bottle thanks for the trade Tyler. Pours dark brown with a tan ring. Nose is light sour with a bit of rotten fruit. Taste is sweet and slightly sour. Very thin, very eh, another sour under the belt.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
11.2oz bottle, labeled "old brown", 5% alcohol, purchased from Embassy in Warren, MI. Pours a bright, slightly oily ruby color; minimal head formation. Lots of overripe red fruits, very lightly tart citrus and balsamic notes in the aroma; touches of metallic notes and quite overripe. Medium mouthfeel: again, lightly tart citrus and overripe red fruits (cherries, esp.); solid but not overly pungent balsamic character, and a decent amount of acidity; the metallic note seems even more pronounced at the beginning than the nose suggests, then starts to dissipate to mixed red fruits and reasonably pleasant citrus; messy, but not as flabby as many of the balsamic-laden sour ales. Medium finish: overripe red fruits, metallic notes, and balsamic; the metallic note lingers.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2008
25cl, from Geers Oostakker, easy to drink, not complex, balanced, clear, small head, nice brew

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TEJA (1372) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2008
3:rd out of 4 krieks / sour ales. Long grey foam. Sulfur clearly present in aroma together with old wood. Dryy finnsih and small bitterness in the taste. The acidity plesent and good for the class.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
Bottle 25cl @ home.
Light unclear medium red brown color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, berry - raisin, light berry sour. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and only very light sour with a average long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (030708)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (2878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle Pours out a brown with some red topped with a small off white head. Aroma of sweetness some fruit and a little spice. Tast more of the sweetness and fruit. Not high on the sour.


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