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

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pepperford (115) - robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2008
my first "sour" beer. a very dark red color with a faomy head. fruity and slighty pungent on the nose. a highly carbonated, almost cola and hoppy for the first instant. then the sweet cherries and raspberries come on strongly. a tangy and sour aftertaste at the end. the sweetness linger a while. i would pair it with roasted turkey with cranberries, pork chops, or pheasant.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5121) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2008
250ml bottle from Bier Tempel, Brussels. A very pleasant and enjoyable beer. Softly carbonated. Gently sweet and malty like a fresh, good quality malt loaf. Chocolate notes. Very little in the way of bitterness, and nothing tart or sour. A well grounded and nicely balanced ale. Understated and quite moreish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a lightly hazy mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, vinous, and some spoiled fruit. Flavor of caramel malt, raisins, wood, lactic, vinous, and flat Dr. Pepper.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Once I got over the almost total lack of sourness, I decided that the beer tasted pretty good anyway. 25cL bottle poured nearly black with bright ruby highlights, and a purple-tinted, off-white head that receded. Vaguely vinous nose of sparkling red grape juice, raisins. Sweetish flavor with only a slight tartness carried by that lively, champagne-like, pinprick carbonation. Just a touch of dust on the finish. Lacks some depth. I’d reach for other oud bruins first, but this is likable enough.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15557) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2008
Bottle @ The Rake. Pours a darkish reddish color with a small off-white head. Fruity woody sour aroma. Sweetish sugary malty flavor with tart woody hints. Sweetish tasrt finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 20, 2007
from belgianshop.com - clear ruby-brown colour with a little but stable creamy beige head; aroma of wood and sour cherries, creamy mouthfeel, sweet with a hint of sourness; the finish is vinous and caramel - subtle

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2007
750ml bottle. Aroma is lightly tart and sour with a not unpleasant hint of musty wood. Pours dark brown with deep amber highlights. Flavor is rather balanced. Dry woodiness and a light tart cherry tartness. Some wet wood. leaps and bounds better than the Grand Cru. Fairly creamy on the palate. Finishes with a woody dryness.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours deep reddish towards brown and with a lacing brown head. Earthy and mouldy aroma. Flavour is cane-sugarish sweet and with a mild malt note. Finish is somewhat short and not thrilling but still good.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour. Mouldy bit sweet toasty aroma. Bit mouldy sweet caramel and malty flavour. Mouldy bit sweet finish. Thanks yespr.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (12760) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2007
Bottle (Bager) at ØLklubben. A typical simpel oud bruin. Clear brown - small light beige head. Bike glue, candy sugar, high sweetness, light balsamic vinegar.. Very simpel.


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