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Ichtegem's Grand Cru - Brouwerij Strubbe

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BA SCORE
85
very good

479 Ratings
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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 21
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: audiojon on 05-07-2006

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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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a Belgian glass.
Very dark reddish brown color with a 1/4" frothy light brown head that settles to a thick film. The head easily comes back with a swirl. Leaves a little soapy lacing.
On the nose I smell strawberry preserves, a rich wine-like quality, a little oak, some black cherry. Pretty rich and inviting.
On the palate I get tart strawberry/raspberry, some vanilla and oak, and a very wine-like finish, a little earthy. There's a hint of pomegranate as it warms. Leaves a rich, dry, oaky aftertaste, makes me want to sit by a fire or something. Balances between sweet and tart notes well.
Nice texture, comes on velvety and quickly becomes light and dry, almost effervescent. I would like a tad less carbonation, but it's good.
Strikes a good balance on drinkability, with a fairly rich taste but a light body, pretty clean.
This is pretty tasty, a good example of the style. I would like a little more body and richness, but still quite good.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 11.2 oz bottle into a snifter. "18 JAN 2016" stamped on the top of the bottle cap.

A- Pours a dark mahogany. ~1 finger of tan head, which fades to a thin, incomplete cap.

S- Tart cherries, with some oak-soaked vinegar notes and a bit of vanilla sweetness.

T- Tart cherries with a bit of a vinegar edge. A fair amount of caramel sweetness. Oaken notes provide a bit of lingering bitterness.

M- Moderately low carbonation. Medium/light feel.

O- Good. Pleasant on all fronts.

Future outlook: I actually took my own advice to start drinking some "Flanders" type beers more often....good for me. Think it might be time to sock a few away for aging purposes...

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew is actually a Flanders Oud Bruin, as the back label explains. Bottle poured into an oversized wine glass. Pours a chestnut brown with a half finger of light tan head that becomes a soapy rim soon after pouring.

Aroma is lightly sweet with light notes of acidity and some red fruit, mainly cherry and a touch of berry. Some distant funk mixed in as well.

Taste follows the nose with a smooth and complete profile that finishes mellow and very smooth. Overall this is a solid Oud Bruin with a distinct oak-aged character.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lightly acidic and smooth from the barrel aging.

Drinkability is good. Easy-going and mellow with a solid fruit and barrel aged quality along with a solid profile. An all around good brew. Cheers!

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Ichtegem's Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
85 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.