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Ichtegem's Grand Cru - Brouwerij Strubbe

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very good

454 Ratings
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Ratings: 454
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 16
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

jaymo18, Yesterday at 10:20 PM
Photo of Apellonious
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A - Dark brown with red and black overtones. One finger head with decent head retention.

S - Vinegar, mild apple and pear, bread notes.

T - Similar to the nose, though the pear and bread notes are at the forefront.

M- Very solid. Carbonation is a touch above average, but it is still has some creamieness to it.

O - Not as sour as some others I have tried (or are my taste buds adjusting?), but very tasty and well done.

Apellonious, Friday at 01:39 AM
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

DrunkinYogi, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of StephRai
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Jrdonohue10
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Jrdonohue10, Sep 27, 2014
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.

macher0, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of Budinetz
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Budinetz, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev +6.1%

NJBeer265, Sep 22, 2014
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.

infinitebruner, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

gelasin, Sep 08, 2014
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

Violeteye89, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

TimoP, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Ken_P, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

mattfancett, Aug 28, 2014
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.

pants678, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

pathead, Aug 26, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +15.6%

Lweber23, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Griffith, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Mersh, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Arch578, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Azpittil57, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jpd7374, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Sellen, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Brewsed, Jul 26, 2014
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Ichtegem's Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
85 out of 100 based on 454 ratings.