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


on tap

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RATINGS: 750   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2009
(bottle - 330 ml) Dark ruby red pour with a pillowy tan head. Aroma is tart and sour with some light hints of caramel and oak. Flavor begins with a tart hint of cherries that moves to a sour and acidic, bitter middle. Finishes dry and very tart with that farmhouse funky aftertaste.

joergen (28142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle at home. Hazy red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Ligyt acidic aroma of caramel, red wine, oak and glue. Light acidic flavour of red wine with notes of oak and vanilla. Tart finish.

MPA (999) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle (cellphone rating). Cola coloured with off white head. Nose of wood, sourness, ripe fruit and dark sugar. Sweet flavour of dark fruit, wood, tobacco, vanilla, some berries with sourness. A dry bitterness and well carbonated.

tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2009
33 cl bottle, bougth at Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. Reddish brown color, fine off-white head. Aroma has fine sourness and oak/wood. Flavor is fruity, fine sweetness and has a very moderate sourness. Nice one.

popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 6, 2009
A sweet, pleasing Flanders Red. This beer pours a brownish red color with a better than expected off-white head. The aroma is sweet and sour cherries with a touch of malt. The flavor is similar with a medium-light vinegar kick. My score is dropping as I go through my glass, which is never a good sign. There’s a somewhat cloying syrupy character to the beer. I’m not good enough at beer tasting to tell if it’s back-sweetened, but it tastes that way to me. If this beer was bone dry and a lot oakier, I’d like it a whole lot more. As is, the sweet cherry flavor is growing acrid on my palate. It’s not a bad beer, but I prefer a bit less sweet in my sours.

drpimento (3639) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Served with very little head and no lace. Color is a dark, cloudy brown with some reddish highlights. Maybe a little light struck: some burnt rubber/skunk. Flavor’s not quite as skunky as aroma and I get some of the nice tart malt with fruit in the background. Had another bottle of this here recently and it was much better - no skunk. Good mouth and carbonation. Skunk’s gone at the end. Good finish. No sense of the alcohol at all. I’d try another.

502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle into snifter. Really dark read pour that proves clear if held to light. Very light khaki head that fades to a ring pretty fast. Nice roma, but not to style. This is no flemish red. No sourness. Vanilla, oaky, sweat malt (almost as if some brown belgian candi sugar is in there). Flavor is not good. Soyish, watery, sweet, off or old belgian candi sugar. Medium bodied with medium to light carbonation. Overall: overpriced and deceptive given its proclaimed style.

j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours a barely clear dark ruby brown with a medium to large dense lightly tanned beige head. Wine cork, light fruit, grapes, a bit of funk and must. Medium bodied, sweet and tasting a bit like a fruit soda…nothing like what the aromas had me anticipating. Almost no acidity, or funky bite. Little bit of almost a chocolate flavor, mostly towards the end of the finish. A bit chalky and dry.

Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Pours a deep crimson with an airy beige head. The nose does not suggest any sourness, only sweet red fruits and light malts. The flavour is initially sweet pear, plum and other red fruits (possibly candied), fading into some corn syrupy malts, and very mild tartness. The finish is short-lived and artificially fruity and toffee-like, maybe caramel. The carbonation is a bit on the soft side, but the texture is silken and rather nice, despite the watery finish.

olsvammel (7225) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2009
750 ml bottle. It poured a very dark liquid with reddish tones and a very small foam. The aroma was sour and fruity with red berries. The flavor was sour, sweet, with red berries and a hint of red wine. It also had some sweetness. Very nice, I like this kind of beer.

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