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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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3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had a bottle at 15 Romolo in SF. Poured into a tulip glass. Reviewed from notes.

A - The room was quite dark, but when held up to cellphone light it had a deep dark red-brown opaque body and a thin off-white color head. Very little lacing.

S - Very fruity - cherries, stone fruit, slight citrus. Deep malty tones with herbal notes that I could not quite pin down. Subtle earthiness.

T - Very sweet to sweet-tart. Cheery, peach, raspberry, orange. Subtle earthy and woody malts, and less herbally than it smelled at first. I have no idea where people are getting vinegar and strong sourness from (bad batch? bad storage?). This is one of the sweetest (yet not overpowering) real Flanders red ales I've had.

M - Perfect carbonation for a Flanders. Medium. Enough carbonation so as to not mask any flavors, yet still give it an airiness to stimulate the tongue. Goes down easy and probably very drinkable for those who aren't that into sour beer. Dry finish.

O - It isnt the greatest Flanders red ale I've had, but far from the worst. It is quite sweet and slightly tart, but not really that sour for me (I love sours). I probably wouldn't buy it again for $12 a bottle at a bar, but if I saw it on the shelf at a beer store for cheaper, I might consider it.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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1/5  rDev -73.4%

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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Strubbe's Grand Cru Flemish Red Ale: Appearance: darker red, red against the light; Smell: sour grapes/tart cherry; Taste/Mouthfeel: semi-sweet red wine, tart cherry finish, mellow, slight oak, soft bubbles; good.

Poured into a pint glass.

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3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reddish-light brown color with yellow-brown hues that has a slightly hazy appearance. Light tan head with moderate- retention. Moderate lacing in the glass.

Citrus, cheese rind, red wine vinegar, saddle leather, over-ripe peach, chocolate malt and charcoal.

Nice tart palate, with brown bread, red grapefruit, dog hair, warm saddle leather, ginger snaps and caramel hard candies.

Medium bodied with a nice balance in the carbonation. The sourness is nicely on display but is moderated in the beer to make it approachable as a sour.

Funky, but not out of control. Nice balance makes for an interesting and enjoyable beer.

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1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

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2.33/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

This was not a beer for me.

Served this beer in a chilled pint glass.

Appearance (4) - Beer had a lot of head and a dark red color.

Smell (2.5) - Smell of citrus mostly, but had an off smell for me like vinegar.

Taste (2) - The citrus tones in the beer were good, but the vinegar taste did not agree with me. Unfortunately, I had to choke this beer down. Too sour for my liking.

Mouthfeel (3.25) - Good feel, but nothing spectacular. Gave me a feeling like dry white wine.

Overall (2) - The sourness of the beer didn't agree with me, but the citrus flavors were good.

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