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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

442 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 16
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Strubbe visit their website
Belgium

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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jmccraney

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-23-2012 01:17:38 | More by jmccraney
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-12-2012 22:14:17 | More by zonker17
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JohnQBeer

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-22-2013 05:24:01 | More by JohnQBeer
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dgeebs07

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-04-2012 14:59:44 | More by dgeebs07
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-14-2011 23:26:30 | More by Neffbeer
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Beermasterjarrett

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-03-2014 07:14:55 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-01-2013 19:04:46 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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shuckit

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-29-2013 01:43:29 | More by shuckit
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4/5  rDev +6.1%

330 ml bottle picked up at the Coop today for about $4.50.. poured into my New Belgium snifter... I was very stoked to have Matt show me this one... big thanks.

2 finger lite tan head drops leaving nice sticky lacing.. the brew is a hazy dark brown with nice ruby highlites.

aroma is sweet and mildy vinous .. subtle acetic notes but they are understated when compared to many in this style... wood is there.. smells tannic.. sorta like a wine and vinegar soaked fresh oak sawdust.

Flavor is surprising.. not nearly as sweet as the nose... also no where near as sour as the aroma would lead. Palate is very understated, which actually adds years to the immediate drinkablity.. for the most part it is mainly pale malts with a little bit of toastiness that moves quickly into the sour portion that finishes with an oaky dryness... a tying cherry fruitiness binds everything together from front to back... no oxidation that I can detect.. lite/medium body makes me really want another sip.

This is a perfect Flanders Red for the person who has never tried one and still wants to expand their horizons.

I applaud the COOP and Matt and Ashton for honestly getting in some truly unique beers into the market recently and especially in the last year.. Cheers to expanding Boise's palate.

04-23-2008 06:53:12 | More by JohnGalt1
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Jay864SC

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-20-2011 22:47:50 | More by Jay864SC
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Older refrigerated bottle,2009, poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a dark mahogany amber with red tints. Half finger light tan head with good retention and lacing, looks nice. Aroma of cherry, light fruit, wood, lightly vinegar and sour. Flavor is sour and acidic, but balanced by a cherry flavored sweetness. Medium bodied with some creaminess. Nice interaction of the sour and sweet. I do not favor sour beers but this one works quite nicely for me. Worth a periodic revisit. Older refrigerated bottle, probably from 2009.

02-10-2012 05:15:18 | More by LiquidAmber
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Marshall_ofmcap

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-26-2014 02:00:31 | More by Marshall_ofmcap
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airheadmtrcycle

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Opaque dark red with a thin white head. Lovely wine-like smell with a strong vinegar essence. Delicious sour flavor that does indeed taste like cherries. Nothing like cough syrup or fake cherry flavor. A little too sweet, but still very good. Medium carbonation that was highly drinkable which really surprised me. This is the first beer of this type that I've had and I am really impressed. My belly warmed with each swig I took.

09-06-2010 03:25:23 | More by airheadmtrcycle
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Draft at Gourmet Haus Staudt.

Murky, yeasty brown with a ruby tint. Aggressively foamy, pouring this is a challenge, but the head is dense and lasting.

The nose is mineral, acetic, quite fruity. Metallic and vinegar aromas meet cherry-like fruitiness. There's some funk and earth, too, and just a touch toasted malt sweetness.

It's subdued on the tongue, not terribly sour but rounded. Very vinous, white wine vinegar flavors hit the palate first. Mild acetic acid, mineral and oak, bit of a metallic twang mid-palate. The body is thin, carbonation surprisingly not excessive; guess most of it went to the head. Finishes with a mild metallic twang, some balsamic-like acetic acid and light oak tannins. Pretty nice stuff, easy to quaff or sit down and ponder for a while.

02-03-2011 01:32:47 | More by largadeer
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-10-2013 19:35:00 | More by Chugs13
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yeastsipper

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Beer pours a light reddish, woody brown. Not much of a head.

The smell is very wine-like with some red wine vinegar smells. I note some cherry scents as well.

This beer is full bodied and well balanced, more so than other oud bruins I have had. It does not have the typical sour finish. While it is sour, it has more of a dry, woody finish to it. The oak barrels really influence the taste of this beer. Flavors of grapes and raisins linger on the palate.

I had not heard a lot about this beer, but it was very enjoyable. It was quite a bit different, earthier and full-bodied, though less complex, than the Duchesse. Pick a bottle of this up if you happen to see it.

01-05-2009 23:25:14 | More by yeastsipper
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-07-2012 05:03:51 | More by Stoffel
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HundredWeight

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-18-2012 03:19:45 | More by HundredWeight
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-06-2013 19:24:32 | More by pathman
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-13-2013 22:03:31 | More by FLBeerGuy
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-11-2012 14:55:51 | More by JohnK17
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Mersh

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-23-2014 23:04:03 | More by Mersh
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-02-2013 20:32:12 | More by LarryMyers
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-30-2014 02:22:30 | More by AnitaBrewski
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured into a stemmed tulip: Very dark brown, bordering on black, that reveals bright, deep ruby highlights. Thin collar of tan head, no real lacing.

Smells of dark, sweet fruits (fig, apricot, date), much sugary than acidic, with some spicy yeast. Surprisingly, not much tartness, but more reminiscent of a dubbel. Tart cherry emerges later.

Some tartness shows up in the taste, but mild & still paired with dark sugar fruits, a spiciness a little like nutmeg, & a dry alcohol taste that's potent for the actual ABV. Tartness builds some with warming, as in the aroma, like sour cherry skin.

Medium-bodied, a little bit sugary, makes me salivate. Dryness feel in the aftertaste.

Good, not my favorite Flanders ale by a long shot, but I like how it morphed halfway through. I'd have it again in the future, though one per sitting is sufficient.

05-23-2010 23:30:30 | More by OneDropSoup
Ichtegem's Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
85 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.