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Flemish Red Ale Grand Cru - Brouwerij Strubbe

Flemish Red Ale Grand CruFlemish Red Ale Grand Cru

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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.86%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Strubbe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sacfly on 02-18-2006)
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Reviews by DonDirkA:
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DonDirkA

Arizona

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep reddish brown with a light brown/off white head. Nose is vinegar, cherry, grape, caramel, apple cider and a sharp citrus hidden way in the back. The taste is much less vinegary (thankfully). Cherry, sour apples, grapes, berries, slight vinegar in the background and a little lemon. The body is light and the carbonation is a little lower than I thought it'd be. The sour level on this is way lower than expected. Just a slight tartness. Not the best flemish red/sour etc but pretty good nonetheless. It says best before 2017, so maybe the vinegar would mellow out and it'd move a lot up the ladder.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 09:46:47 | More by DonDirkA
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours an auburn color (not what I was expecting for a Flanders Red) with a thick head that leaves an impressive amount of lacing

Smell: Cherry pie, oak and must

Taste: A sweet encounter on the front of the tongue with the cherry pie flavors; as the liquid passes over the sour receptors, the tartness and oak flavors build but in the finish, it is the sweetness that lingers

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation and a somewhat puckery factor

Overall: An easy drinker but lacks funk and tartness when compared to some of the better examples of the style

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 22:33:36 | More by brentk56
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RoyFokker

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-04-2014 05:59:58 | More by RoyFokker
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TaiFighter

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-15-2014 01:52:56 | More by TaiFighter
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

03-13-2014 21:51:29 | More by beernads
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Auraan

Arizona

4.49/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice, dark, deep reddish brown with red tinting at the edges of the glass and a thin off-white head. Quite nice, very appealing and pleasant to look at. Scents of Balsamic vinegar, sour cherries, overripe fruit, sour funk and faint caramel malt. A good sour aroma, quite appealing. Flavor begins with sour and funky notes alongside sweet, moscato-like white grape, moving into some indeterminate fruity flavors, sour apple, caramel and earthy mustiness. The finish is tart, with some sweetness. An excellent flavor profile that blends sour and sweet into a lovely whole. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a slightly sticky, semi-drying feel. Quite nice. Overall this was a great Flanders Red that has an excellent aroma, flavor and mouthfeel. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2014 04:50:55 | More by Auraan
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

02-12-2014 02:49:35 | More by thegerm87
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gspeer711

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-10-2014 08:08:58 | More by gspeer711
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Mphis

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-31-2014 03:36:32 | More by Mphis
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biokid23

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-29-2014 22:08:36 | More by biokid23
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-11-2014 23:00:51 | More by DRBiser
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Flashyspoons

Florida

5/5  rDev +34.4%

01-11-2014 20:25:37 | More by Flashyspoons
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

01-08-2014 18:56:17 | More by JAHMUR
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

01-05-2014 17:19:38 | More by LoveStout
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-30-2013 08:04:06 | More by JellyJacket
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

12-29-2013 21:04:51 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-29-2013 20:46:57 | More by djrn2
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wakeuptothesun

California

3/5  rDev -19.4%

12-17-2013 01:37:11 | More by wakeuptothesun
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

12-15-2013 04:05:26 | More by Hellpop65
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Raziel313

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-13-2013 10:42:11 | More by Raziel313
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ISmith87

Arizona

3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - 4 - The beer itself is a nice dark mahogany color with a thick off white head that sticks forever and leaves nice lacing on the glass.
S - 3.75 - Nice tart smell to it. sour cherries, lemon. Lacto.
T - 4 - Gotta give it this one. It's a great sour ale. Sour candy flavor, cherries, lemon.
M - 3.75 - Light - medium mouthfeel. Sour. Alc completely covered at 6.5% ABV. Great dry aftertaste.
O - 3.75 - Great sour beer. Would have it again. Belgium is pretty good at this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 02:44:06 | More by ISmith87
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mwilbur

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a dark brown with hint of red at the edges with backlighting. Low carbonation produces 1/4 inch tan head that quickly recedes.
S: Mild sour-sweet note, red fruit (especially berries), tart cherries, sweet caramel malt.
T: More sweet than sour...due to the 2 year barrel aging...and it serves this beer very well. Blackberries, sweet cherries, pear, caramel malt, soft honey, and a hint of wood and cider. Delightful!
M: Velvety smooth, softly sweet, enveloping fruit notes. Lingers and matures on the palate superbly.
D: A wonderfully reserved sour. Waves of varying fruits (again, reserved, not over the top). I'm starting to really appreciate blended beers like this one (50% young beer blended with 50% beer aged in Bordeaux wine barrels). The aging softens this brew and adds a nuanced extra layer of complexity. This is one you'll want to take your time to enjoy even though the ABV is a very agreeable 6.5%.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 04:15:38 | More by mwilbur
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stealth

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-30-2013 05:15:19 | More by stealth
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pknyc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-29-2013 12:55:18 | More by pknyc
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golf4collet

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

11-26-2013 00:21:40 | More by golf4collet
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Flemish Red Ale Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
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