Brouwerij Crombé
Brewed at Brouwerij Strubbe

Style: Sour Red/Brown
Zottegem, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harvey (40) - Milano, - AUG 23, 2005
Ruby red with marvellous orange shines and a beige quickly vanishing head. Aroma is immediately a bit metallic, then it turns to red fruits, tart cherries and hints of Porto. Maybe a vintage bottle but no date and no alcohol content were listed upon the label. Very pleasant in the mouth, complex and hints of Porto again. Easily drinkable and interesting.

CH-303 (2264) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2016
Appearance: Light red, clear, some white head.
Aroma: Strong cherry.
Taste: Quite a bit of cherry, slightly sour, tart. Lasting fruity aftertaste. Not bad.
Bought: Trade with tderoeck - thanks!, 330 ml
Info: 9/12-2016, 69/100, BB: 22/10-2025

gyllenbock (9313) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Almost clear reddish/amber with a small head. Sweet with cherries, funk, some vinegar and light wood. Medium sour and with a rather soft body.

kraddel (8325) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2015
Pours clear darker amber small white head. Smell is oak, minerals, bit fruit. taste is aged. Not really sour anymore. Some madeira some wood. Cherry has faded.

Tide (3970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
Bottle from a friend. Hazy copper/red color, white minimal head. Sour taste with cherry, wheat, tart, sour apple and grass. Sour finish with cherry, tart and wheat. Good kriek.

turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2015
Pours dark copper with no head. Sour cherry & malt aroma. Pleasantly sour cherry flavour. Oily mouthfeel with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Not very complex, but I could drink this all. Day. Long.

JefVerstraete (3417) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from 5 years old. Reddish colour, white foam. Aroma of sour cherries, oak, vinegar. Light sweet, tart finish. Well balanced. Easy drinkable. Good beer!

markextrae (4424) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
bottle sample, poured a red ruby colour with a pink head. sour cherries, vinegar, oak, caramel, quit dry aftertaste, acid, pretty interesting taste

Alengrin (5438) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2017 Very old-fashioned top-fermented cherry beer, taken over by Strubbe after Crombé had to cease brewing. ’Dirty pink’ head, loose with large bubbles and not very stable. Cherry red colour with an orangey hue, hazy. Aroma of sour but also candied cherries, apple sauce, raspberry, earth, yeast, old sherry, Brussels sprouts, cooked rhubarb, beetroot. Subdued fruity taste, light maltiness, very yeasty, straw and sourish accent, a bit sulphuric, thin mouthfeel, herbal bitterish hops in the finish. I suspect this is made with added beetroot juice for colouring, a practice often applied to top-fermented cherry beers, especially in the old days. The sample described here was old and showed some yeast autolysis; when young, this is (or was - haven’t head it in many years) notably sweeter and fruitier. Quite complex and interesting fruit beer.

pivnizub (10665) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle (700ml): Ruby-amber coloured, nearly clear, small pinkish head; moderate to solid fruity (morels and almonds) sourish nose with a delicate sweet caramelly background; robust sour-sweet flavour, tart, light to medium bodied; slight caramelly traces in the sour fruity finish. Good. very pleasant...

blackisle (2637) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2013
Clear ruby red, small off-white head, quickly vanishing, sweet and sour nose, red fruits (cherries, black berries), licorice, cherry candy, citrus, sweet-sour cherry taste, quite fruity, turning into kinda sour candy, light to medium-bodied, sticky texture, astringent dry sour finish

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