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

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RATINGS: 729   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zebra (1839) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
750-ml bottle labeled Strubbes Grand Cru Flemish Red Ale, with a tag around the neck saying "50% young beer blended with 50% beer aged (for 2 years) in bordeaux wine barrels", from the-rare-beer-club @ beermonthclub. sweet more than sour, which is ok in my book. cherries, blackberries, strawberries. drinkable. cork flew 206.5 in.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hanuta06 (457) - Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Total Wine & More. Aroma: light apple aroma. Appearance: huge, fizzy, light-brown, initial head with fair lacing and mostly lasting longevity. Dark red/brown body. Taste: moderately sour apple initial flavor and moderately sour, leathery finish with average duration. Palate: light bodied with dry texture, fizzy carbonation and metallic finish feel. Overall: excellent. Complex flavor. Thirst-quenching. Id happily drink this again.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (1521) - BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2014
Voici donc une Flemisch red ale matured in oak barrels .. ou si lon veut, une vieille brune. Elle titre 6,5 % abv, et est prvue par le brasseur jusquen avril 2018... Je suis donc 4 ans en avance, ce qui est assez rare, moi qui prfre les bires au-del de leur date Couleur brune roux classique de ce genre (roux en transparence). Clart nette. Bulles fines partout dans le verre, pas vives mais belles. Mousse beige fonc qui nappe. Armes de ft, cerises noires, aigreur noble, vinaigre de vin. 1re bouche trs souple, avec un dbut en fanfare sur un vinaigre balsamique de classe. Arrire-bouche trs ample, sur les fruits noirs et le ft. 2me bouche sur les cerises noires, du cassis, et du ft de vin. Arrire-bouche fruite, paisn gris, pointe de girofle. La longueur offre de beaux bouquets, avec une tendance lgrement doucir, mais en restant complexe. La levure est tonamment douce. Lalcool convient au genre, parce que cette bire doit se siroter. La finale est douce, fruite et vineuse (noublion pas dailleurs que le vin vient dun fruit...). CONCLUSION: une bire boire trs calmement. Je suis dailleurs partisan de la dcantation pour les vieilles brunes, et cest leur rendre justice suite leur vie en ft... Elle le restitue bien dailleurs, ce ft. Trs belle bire, mais noublions pas que ce sont des bires prendre au second degr.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle from Ale Yeah! in Decatur, GA. Deep amber colored. Delicious complex sour flavor but goes down easy.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (4095) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 12, 2012
cereal, caramel, grass, woody, raisin, brown, cloudy, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, umami, full body, creamy, thick feel, flat, long finish, bitter,

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2015
A deep, reddish brown mahogany hue that pours clear with a frothy head. The aroma, as befitting the category, is sour with cheesy overtones. The taste is pronouncedly sour with an underlying complexity that hints at apple. The carbonation is lively and complements the sour profile of this ale.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (1025) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Dark chestnut brown. Sour raisin smells. Tart fig grape, raisin with sweet malt oak back. Light medium body.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sharkguy (6) - Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2015 does not count
This a delightful sour and really complex. Personally i think its one of the best ive had.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2008
This is a cross between a sour red ale and a kriek. The flavor has a slighly sour fruity cherry flavor with a hint of smokiness. Extremely well rounded balanced beer that has a exceptional delicate vinous aroma and taste. The wine like character and deep reddish brown color could trick an amateur into thinking that this is a poorman’s wine concoction. This has all the chrarcteristics I enjoy in a beer and believe it would go great with and red meat entree.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (8444) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2010
Pours a brown cloudy beer with a beige had that disappears quickly. A very pleasant soft sour taste with some sweets, though very balanced. Again sourness in the aftertaste with a little hops. Comparison with the Rodenbach Grand Cru is inevitable with this name, but the beer stands! I could not tell wich one I like best. This calls for a blind comparing tasting.


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