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Flemish Red Ale Grand Cru - Brouwerij Strubbe

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BA SCORE
85
very good

164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 13
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Beerswag
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%

On draft, @ morgan's, in sac, Ca...
Pours a dark brown color with hints of some hints of copper and mahogany. Ltos of head, which goes down quick, the smell is of red wine, cranberries, lots of fruit. Taste is purple grape, not too sour, less acidity than a sour, and the sweetness is mellow.. Carboation a yeast taste like champagne. Serve with black-berry pie, cream-cheese dishes, stuffed calzones/pizza.

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of rstenson
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of BaronJin13
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of Celtics17
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Not bad at all. This Flemish had very subtle vinegar qualities. Some hints of cherry,and other fruit. Not bad at all, but not great.

Photo of wolf_switzer
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of fobot
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of dagubna
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of goochpunch
4.78/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours out a reddish brown with a thick off-white head. This has one of the strongest noses of any Flemish sour I've ever had. Loads of berries, vanilla, caramel malts. A whiff of vinegar. Flavor is very sour with an excellent dryness in the finish. Vinegar isn't overwhelming as in some other Flemish sours. Very fruity with a mild toastiness from the malts. Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. This is easily one of the greatest of the style that I've had.

Photo of brettnsmith
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Good flemish red. Vinegary finish. Good balance of sweet and sour.

Photo of hhollins11
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of MisterGone
2.94/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml into tulip.

The pour looked promising, a reddish brew with a brown cast. Light brown head that held. But the aroma had a muted sour with a sweet component. The taste followed the aroma. Some sour, but not much. Some cherry, but not much. This gave way to a malty sweet on the finish. Yeast present, but subtle.

Photo of TheMole
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of BruinPirateAnteater
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Photchkiss
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Tony49er
3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type- From a 11.5oz bottle poured into a tulip glass

Appearance- Light reddish color with hints of brown, big thick foamy off white head, some soft lacing but not much, lively carbonation

Smell- Pretty solid for the style, some vinegar notes, light funk, sour/ tart smell, dry, cherries and dark fruits on the nose as well

Taste- Classic Flemish red ale, slightly sour, tart, dark dried cherries, dark fruits, vinegar sourness, dry notes as well, lively carbonation

Mouthfeel- Light to Medium bodied

Ovearll- A solid Flemish Red Ale I would recommend this as a starter for people just getting into the style, if you have never had a Flemish Red Ale or a sour try this...CHEERS

Photo of MikeSL
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from cold 11.2 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance - Thin head, deep amber red color. Very clear.
Smell - Not very strong. Somewhat fruity and sour.
Taste - Sweet and acidic.
Mouthfeel - Medium thickness and above average carbonation.
Overall - Very tasty. An above-average Flemmish Red Ale, but not the best either.

Photo of brentk56
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
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

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Flemish Red Ale Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
85 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.