Brewed by Brouwerij Strubbe
Style: Belgian Ale
Ichtegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed nowadays at Strubbe for br. Cromb.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9880) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2004
Light amber beer with slight greenish shine; huge yellow head, dense, collapsing and leaving lace. Initial powerful vanilla-like smell, touch woody and some solvent; then a nose as from grapefruit, and lots of citrussy hops. Bitter taste, but more than just hops. Also some roasted malts and burnt caramel (this characteristic was there already in the original Crombe version - the Strubbe seems more and better hopped). There is a slight-sourish, citrussy component, as much part of the taste as from the mouthfeel. Light bodied. Surprisingly well-hopped, and the grapefruit touch makes me wonder whether these might be American hops... Again! I seem to like the Strubbe version better than the Crombe. Ill have to try the "Strubbe" kriek after all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2004
Warm golden color with good fluffy head.Powerfull aromas malts and caramel and some sour components.The taste is round with a light sweetness and also a citrus like touch,the taste is also untherbuild with a fine bitterness off the hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
Quite sour start of red currant. Low carbonation. with a bitter maltyness in finish (like raw potatoes). Palate of vegetables, yet still fresh and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 4, 2004
Pours a tall and frothy off-white head on a dark yellow body. Heavy aroma of caramel, malt and toffee. Flavor is somewhat tart and sour with undertones of malt and caramel. A strange Belgian Ale - I'm not quite sure if I like it or not.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36498) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2004
An amber beer with a beutiful collapsing head. The aroma is powerful of caramel with notes of hay and raisins. The flavor is dominated by caramel but on a sour background with some metal notes, as if it has been wildfermented. It is more special than good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kst (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2003
Dark blond or light amber coloured beer. The aroma is vintage, a rather unpleasant old aroma. The taste is light sour, citrusy with a lively character. It is a bit flat though. This beer did not have a proper best before date but as a guestimate I would say it is around five years old. It may be a beer that does not make it as a vintage beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2002
Very faint hazy gold amber with a medium size large bubbled yellow-white head. Light fruit, celery and hops aroma. Medium light body with a dry dusty-chalk bitter palate. The only other beer Ive noticed this on as much is Rochforte 6. Lightl cheeky sweeter middle and mild bitter light sour finish/aftertaste. Its different but does not have not much else going for it otherwise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (13061) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2002
A few years old. Grapefruit and hops in the aroma. Loads of hops and citrus in the taste. Just a bit yeasty and tart. Bit thin. Excellent and delicious light Belgian ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2002
Very nice hoppy perfume. Amber color, white frothy head, perfect lace, nice tiny bubbles. Very light sweet, hoppy, dry. Short light sour finish.

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