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Ichtegem's Grand Cru - Brouwerij Strubbe

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Ichtegem's Grand CruIchtegem's Grand Cru

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very good

446 Ratings
no score

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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 16
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Strubbe visit their website

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: audiojon on 05-07-2006)
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Marshall_ofmcap, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

gillagorilla, Mar 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

SebD, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

SierraJosh, Mar 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

mchengcit, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

nick_asian, Mar 15, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

i4ourgot, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

animal69, Mar 03, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

M_C_Hampton, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

JohnSnowNW, Feb 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

psoriasaurus, Feb 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Gonzoillini, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

AnitaBrewski, Jan 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

rozymegs, Jan 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

ACarp, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

DrewLikesBeer, Jan 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Peter_L, Jan 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Lunny777, Jan 09, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

jlindros, Jan 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

pknyc, Jan 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

bigbluebeerguy, Jan 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

lastmanonearth, Dec 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

gshackles, Dec 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

AnEscapedMind, Nov 30, 2013
Ichtegem's Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
85 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.