Ichtegem's Grand Cru - Brouwerij Strubbe

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BA SCORE
85
very good

474 Ratings
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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 20
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: audiojon on 05-07-2006)
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Photo of macher0
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%

Pours thick head of fine bubble. Looks like a ton of carbonation. Dark ruby color. Merky. The nose is certainly sour. Notes of apple cider vinegar, apples, cherries, and dusty oak. The taste is also quite sour and slightly sweet. The taste follows the nose. A little syrupy. Smooth, a little tacky, and medium body.

This is a good Flanders. It's a little too sweet but the tart level is very nice.
A little too syrupy.It's similar to Rodenbach.

Photo of Budinetz
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of infinitebruner
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

September 18, 2014

11.2 oz bottle, snifter

A – Dark, dark amber to brown, with a deep red tint. A couple centimeters of pink foam on top, dissipating quickly to pretty lacing on top. Looks a lot like grape juice.

S – Sweet cherries, tartness is big on the nose. Some sour acidity. Very low note of funk in the background.

T – Some puckering tartness mixed with candy sweetness, but not cloying. Wild cherries, some raspberries or blackberries. Sourness/tartness is very mild through the finish, which has some mild acidity.

M – Somewhat thin, but not to a fault. Low to moderate carbonation does not impact the palate. The sweetness, tart and acidity are balanced toward the sweetness. Moderate bite on the finish.

O – A flavorful beer, a little too heavily balanced toward the sweetness for me to love it. Good, but fairly unremarkable, especially for a style that tends toward complexity.

Photo of gelasin
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Violeteye89
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured into a CH'TI 25cl stemmed tulip glass with an aggressive pour.

Appearance: Beautiful clear amber depicting cherry oak and red wine, nice creamy fine Belgian white head with good lacing.

Smell: Nice strong smoked cherry with the bite of malt.

Taste: Not too sweet and not too tart, the cherry oak and malt all are strong and in the front and easily discernible. Not overly carbonated, the heavy malt making the cherry not too sweet or tart.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, light carbonation, the sweetness, tartness, and malt give an interesting bite on the tongue that lingers for quite a while.

Overall: Very good Grand Cru with intriguing flavors, nice warm buzz from 6.5 Abv, will definitely get again. Expiration April 29th 2019

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Ken_P
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of pants678
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Brown, lighter brown head. On tap at Mikkeller SF.

Funky, sorta metallic, fruity.

Cherry's what I first said, then I read sour apple on here. I'll stick with the former. Pronounced, forward, anything but shy, like a tart dubbel. The yeast and malt are prominent. This is as close as I'll get to enjoying a sour. I can't ever really pick up the alcohol with sour's either.

Photo of pathead
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Lweber23
4.36/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Mersh
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Big_Dave
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Arch578
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Azpittil57
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Sellen
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Brewsed
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of OnTheRoadAgain
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This flanders brown has healthy sweetness that unites a pretty complex mix of sour lactic acidity with muscadine tartness finished by considerable minerality.

Bottle from Lizardville, Cleveland had no date.

Will definitely be drinking this one again!

Photo of ddedhed
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of JLeet
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Ichtegem's Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
85 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.