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

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RATINGS: 749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.6
Svesse (8595) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2009
(Bottle, vintage 2005) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, slightly acetic nose with notes of vinegar, cherries, oak wood and leather. Fruity, sourish taste with cherries, cowberries, red apples, vinegar and a touch of oak. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Not overly sour and not overly sweet. Very well balanced. Possibly not the most complex of sour ales, but really tasty and balanced. Very enjoyable.

3.6
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Bottle, BB 08/2010. Poured clean ruddy brown with a spotty dusting of off-white head. The aroma picked up significant doses of sour cherry mash and oak, with what seemed like a crisp bourbon presence around.. smelled dry and nicely balanced. The flavor had a touch of dry caramel and chocolate at the core surrounded by a lot of the same character as the nose (cherries, oak, and vanilla.. and I swear there was some crisp bourbon at the edges).. finished moderately sour with spicy yeast, bourbon, and oak. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate with a decent flow to it.. overall an enjoyable drink.

3.5
jkwalking05 (4735) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Dark brown in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of hay and mint with some sour notes. Flavor is tart with oak and light hop flavors. Very dry.

3.5
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Brewed in Belgium.......Pours a reddish brown color with a sm-off white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of sour cherries, wood and malts. Taste is of mild tart cherries, dark fruit and a hint of oak. The mouthfeel starts out prickly and sour, but finishes sweet and dry . This would be a great start if you want to try a sour ale.

3.9
darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a deep deep red so dark its almost black. Big tan head that hangs around for a long while. Gorgeous looking beer. Nose is tart sour cherries, a little balsamic but not alot. Some strong oak notes. Taste is lightly tart cherry. Very little sourness at all. This seems very young. Strong yeast notes, and some alcohol warmth. Not really representative of the style but as a belgian ale its quite good. Very strong woody oak notes in the finish with a great touch of caramel. This needs more acidity and more sourness but its still an excellent beer. A Sour though? Not so much.

3.5
smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Pours dark reddish brown with light tan head. Light fruity aroma. Mildly sour fruit flavor with some wood notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. A very subdued sour ale.

3.5
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Sweet tart cherry aroma, reminds me of duchess. Dark auburn, small sandy head. Some tart character, sharply sour midpalate. Dry wood finish, everything is in stages.

3.6
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Pours a dark brown with some slight reddish hues. Small foamy off-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet raspberry with some brown sugar cookie. Has a decent sour fruity character, but lacks the depth of beers like Rodenbach’s Grand Cru. Does not have the malty backbone. Finishes very dry. A decent body with a tight carbonation.

3.4
larsniclas (7068) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2008
[Bottled. Vintage 2005] Dark copper with a medium,tan head. Sweet and sour in both aroma and flavour; vinegar and some sugar. Light oak-notes in the flavour too and also notes of apple-cider.

3.2
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark mahogany brune in the glass with a thin off white lacing. Aromatic character of lightly tart cherries, light barnyard blanket, a slight wood aged character. Thin spicy yeast but a strange lingering fruitness that wouldnt normally be ever so present in a sour ale. No etoh in the finish. Eh.


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