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Flemish Red Ale Grand Cru - Brouwerij Strubbe

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159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 15.51%
Wants: 12
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Strubbe visit their website

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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Photo of Celtics17
4/5  rDev +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.

Celtics17, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of wolf_switzer
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

wolf_switzer, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of fobot
4.75/5  rDev +27%

fobot, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of dagubna
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%

dagubna, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of goochpunch
4.78/5  rDev +27.8%
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.

goochpunch, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of brettnsmith
4/5  rDev +7%

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

brettnsmith, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of hhollins11
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%

hhollins11, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of bareju
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

bareju, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of MisterGone
2.94/5  rDev -21.4%
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.

MisterGone, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of TheMole
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

TheMole, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Denise_bravo
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Denise_bravo, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of BruinPirateAnteater
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

BruinPirateAnteater, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Photchkiss
4/5  rDev +7%

Photchkiss, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of JamesStreet
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

JamesStreet, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of danipp
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

danipp, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of Wowcoolman
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Wowcoolman, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Tony49er
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
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

Tony49er, May 23, 2014
Photo of MikeSL
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

MikeSL, May 06, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
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

brentk56, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of RoyFokker
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

RoyFokker, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of TaiFighter
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

TaiFighter, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

beernads, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Auraan
4.49/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

Auraan, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of thegerm87
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

thegerm87, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of gspeer711
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

gspeer711, Feb 10, 2014
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Flemish Red Ale Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
85 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.