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


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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Old sour beer is blended with sweet young beer before bottling to create a beer with a sour nose, sweet taste, and a slight sour aftertaste. Ichtegems goes great with shrimp or can also be used to marinate various kinds of meat in.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2010
Browny red body with thin head. Aroma is sweet, plums and wood. More woody notes in the taste, sugar and some cherries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2010
25cl Bottle. Clear reddish brown pour with a foamy tan head that doesnt last long. Aroma is quite light, with a hint of sourness and notes of wood, cherries, molasses and apple. Flavour is also quite woody, a little metallic and slightly medicinal; cherries and wood being the standout flavours. Slick mouthfeel with fairly low carbonation and a lingering medicinal finish. Not overly sour, this actually doesnt taste too good at all. Their Grand Cru is much better.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2010 Bottle. $4.99 for a 11.2oz bottle. No date I could find on the bottle but the cap says 29-09-2014 which I am guessing is the best by date. Poured a fairly dark reddish brown with an offwhite 2 finger head that quickly dissipates down to about a 1/4 of an inch and then just flat out disappears. The aroma is not sour at all. The nose is actually pretty bad, not bad smelling, but there really isnt a whole lot there. Oh dear god, this is not very good. It has a subtle bitter taste that is off putting. Subtle fruit taste. Not sour really at all (did I say that already?) Cant imagine really finishing this one. Slight alcohol flavor at the end. Light/medium mouthfeel. I would avoid this one, especially at the price. Tried again and same results as above.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (11012) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle. Poured a dark red/amber with a gray film head. Aroma was quite sweet with candied sugar sweet berries and a bit of an underlying tart note. Flavor had a combination candied sugar and tart cherries that seemed somewhat off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpie133 (381) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle, 25 cl. Brown-reddish beer with small white head that disappears rather quickly. Aroma is sweet, light fruity and oaky, some sourness noticeable. Taste is sweet at first, comebined with a refreshing sourness around it and also the typcal light fruity and oak taste of an "Oud Bruin". Pallet stays however only at the basics, with being exceptional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14871) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
Bottle shared by Marcus. Hazy brown pour with small chunks. Mild dark fruit aroma with a suggestion of sour. Flavor is a bit like fruity cola. Finishes lightly sweet with the hope of sour (never fulfilled).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (9960) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
Pours dark brown with lots of dark floaties and a thin disappearing beige head. There is a moderately frangrant smoked malt aroma. Its too sweet for an oud bruin, but there is a substantial dark malt presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (10451) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - APR 5, 2010
Bottle: Clear, some floaties visible, ruby-amber coloured; light to moderate fruity-sourish nose with a touch of aceto balsamico, caramel included; light to moderate sourish-sweetish flavour, light bodied; caramel, maybe artificial sweeteners and a tinge of vinegar in the short sweetish-sourish finish. Pleasant, easy-gouing.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
Pours a reddish brown color. Aromas of dark fruit, yeast, and a touch of wood. Flavor is tart, yeast, wood, not as sour as I would like. Kinda Blah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (23604) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Bottle at Strijdershuis in Bruges, as we drank our way through the Strubbe range. Dark maroon and brown with a big fluffy white head that settles slowly to leave a delicate lacing. Aroma of dark fruit and roasted malts. Flavors of light smoke and toffee with sourness from the middle to the finish. Decent enough body. Good example of the style, pleasant and drinkable.

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