Ichtegem's Grand Cru - Brouwerij Strubbe
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3.9/5 rDev +3.4%
The beer had a tart wine like aroma. Very little head on the pour/ almost none. Dark red in color. The beer starts with a fruity (plum maybe) tartness and ends with a hint of the oak. There is a malt backbone from start to finish. The tartness is really carried by the carbonation the bubbles have a very fine feel in the mouth.
03-07-2014 02:03:20 | More by i4ourgot
3.8/5 rDev +0.8%
A: poured from a 330 ml bottle into a pint glass, the beer literally exploded out of the bottle upon opening covering my lap with brown stains, dark red brown with an enormous loose tan head that dissipates leaving little lacing, cloudy
S: steak marinade, red wine vinegar, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar
T: tart, earthy, slightly salty, sour fruits, sour cherry, unripe raspberry
M: light with very high carbonation
O: apart from the surprise explosion the beer is good, slightly less depth than others in the style, explosive carbonation is a drawback
02-25-2014 03:38:40 | More by M_C_Hampton
3.79/5 rDev +0.5%
Another one of those bottles that's been sitting in my queue for a long time, and finally just decided to grab it. Best by April 05, 2016.
Pours a fizzy bubbly 1/2 finger tan colored head that fades at a med pace, little lacing, very dark molasses colored brown beer with hints of ruby light sneaking through the edges.
Nose brings that nice malt vinegar, tart cherry and acetic acid, soured malts, soured mash, quite sour and acidic, touch of caramel like malt and candi, and hint of barrel wood.
Taste is more of expected flavors, malt vinegar to boot, soured malts and mash flavors, acetic acid but not as much as I thought actually, little molasses and candi lead to a BBQ sauce like flavor, tangy and tart, with a little tart cherry and generic sour fruit, with a decent sweetness and little sticky feel. It has a little dusty oak flavor too. Finish is sticky and a little flemmy, with more acetic acid mild burn, plenty of malt vinegar, and a little bitterness somehow, bit more sweet molasses candy too.
Mouth is med bod, flemmy and little sticky, mild acid burn, decent carb.
Overall pretty good, there are better Flemish beers out there, but this is a pretty good representation of the beer in general, and cheap compared to some others.
01-05-2014 02:47:20 | More by jlindros
Ichtegem's Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
85 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.