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Flemish Red Ale Grand Cru - Brouwerij Strubbe

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BA SCORE
85
very good

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 13
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Strubbe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: sacfly on 02-18-2006

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Photo of brentk56
3.81/5  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

Photo of RoyFokker
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of TaiFighter
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Auraan
4.49/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

Photo of thegerm87
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of gspeer711
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Mphis
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of biokid23
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Flashyspoons
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of JellyJacket
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of wakeuptothesun
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Raziel313
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ISmith87
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of mwilbur
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
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%.

Photo of stealth
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of pknyc
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Flemish Red Ale Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
85 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.