1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Flemish Red Ale Grand Cru - Brouwerij Strubbe

Not Rated.
Flemish Red Ale Grand CruFlemish Red Ale Grand Cru

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

168 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 168
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 15
Gots: 18 | 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

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (30) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 168 | Reviews: 64 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Phillyz
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of nsnd
2.37/5  rDev -37%
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.

Photo of dipso123
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of hayesjw
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of dertyd
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pourd from a 11.2 oz bottle to a chimay challice

First off this is my verry first sour and I love sour stuff so I been looking for the sour style for a wile

A: pours a dark brown readish color almost looks like mister pibb soda verry minn head that kinda lingers and lilttle laceing that sticks around nice apperance

S:smells fruity and acidic.I smell cherries the most with a little vinager smell

T:wow!!! This is my first sour and damn is it sour and some people say it is not that sour. I taste sweet wine,vinager,cherries, and the more I drink the more it mellows out
And I start tasting an oaky flavor frm the ageing

M:verry dry like a cab wine

Overall: well for being my first sour I am surprized about how sour it is and I thought I would of liked it more but its overly sweet the more I drink the better it gets far frm a bad beer but I think I need to get more acquainted with the sour type of beers

Live life drink beer!!!:-)

Photo of pkalix
4.39/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured a dark brown with minimal head.... smell seems a tad vinegar-y but i dont know what to expect from this. it says sour is a characteristic of the flanders red ale so . . . . . . let's see!
oh yeah. that was definitely a vinegar i smelled... i like these 'tarts'. they dont always mix with the others i try in an evening, but i like 'em. fruity, vinegar-y, tart as in an over-ripened cherry.... but delicious!
overall... not much lacing on the glass- seems a bit thin, but flavor is there. i like the sourness of it and i like the general style of these brews. often wonder why no american brewer attempts a 'sour' . . . . do americans just not 'get into' these types of beers? i love 'em!

Photo of rheimbro
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of TheAngryBurrito
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of Seanniek91
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance- Quite brownish/grey with very little bubbly head that left quickly leaving some nice lacing behind. Quite dark, can't see through it.

Smell- Rich dark fruits. Light vinegary notes. Yeasty earthyness.

Taste- Some cherry and raspberry. Slight boozeyness. Light tartness. Oaky notes. Nice. Sweet.

Mouthfeel- Good carbonation. Medium bodied. Smooth.

Overall- This is a good Flanders with a sweeter approach. I like my Flanders to be a little more tart, but this is solid.

Photo of djaeon
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of DucksFan16
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Bouleboubier
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Chieftog
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Tibi81
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of sludgegnome
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of emile772
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of sbanacho
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of marct
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of MadeInOregon
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of hopley
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of DonDirkA
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Photo of JohnnieQuest
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Nightrain87
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of StrangeBrewer76
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Flemish Red Ale Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
85 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.