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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

428 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 15
Gots: 18 | 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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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-04-2012 21:14:38 | More by TheMultiYeast
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4thmedbn

Maine

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-14-2011 03:21:48 | More by 4thmedbn
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Tamaquadan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-19-2013 16:11:24 | More by Tamaquadan
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Alex0112

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-30-2013 01:11:01 | More by Alex0112
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haywood415


4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-11-2012 03:28:15 | More by haywood415
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-10-2014 18:59:41 | More by DrewLikesBeer
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JohnSnowNW

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-08-2014 19:53:35 | More by JohnSnowNW
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51mmz0rz

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-15-2013 04:34:44 | More by 51mmz0rz
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ruckzuck

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at BSP last week.

A - dark brown opaque body, cherry red hints at the edges when held up to light, and a thick beige head

S - fruity, funky, yeasty goodness with hints of spice

T - sour fruit with a whole lot of tart going on. The funk is present and there are still hints of spice. Delicious!

M - medium bodied with nice carbonation

D - I've been on a sour kick when I can get them on tap lately (started by Allagash Rosa) and this beer did not disappoint. Massively sour and funky. I really enjoyed it. I can see how this would not be for some, but I'd love to try more of these. Obviously drinking too many of these would probably have the same effect as drinking too many hop bombs (blown tastebuds), but I would've gladly had another.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2008 18:56:00 | More by ruckzuck
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alexgash

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33 cl bottle with no date. Served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

Muddy cherry cola brown body with ruby highlights. Frothy, rocky, lacy, dirty khaki head. Tart cherry leads the nose with balsamic vinegar, currants, licorice, shoe leather, and sugary cherry juice behind.

Earthy, mushy fruit malt up front. Metallic cherry tartness cuts in. Slightly sugary fruit malt in the background. Some oak and vanilla before tartness and balsamic vinegar take over. Lingering cherry tartness and faint sweetness. Fruit skins in the finish. Nice. Different. I need to start drinking more Flanders Red Ales!

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2008 23:45:19 | More by alexgash
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-24-2013 19:58:45 | More by kylehay2004
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ajs4bd

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-13-2012 12:24:40 | More by ajs4bd
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Maple syrup brown, very foamy, choppy head and super sticky head/lacing. Rings left on the inside of the glass.

S - A tart, acidic, red vinegar nose with notes of the juice of dried cherries in oak casks.

T - Dry cherry, woody oak. Dried fruit skin and some tangy fruit acidity. Bitter hops add another component, with a nice dry champagne-like yeast.

M - Drying the mouth with a clean effervescent Flemish body. Fizzy, tingly carbonation.

O - Great sour/dry Flemish ale with a nice background of natural cherry.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 22:45:02 | More by BeerForMuscle
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DocJ87

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-19-2012 10:08:54 | More by DocJ87
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-11-2014 19:02:08 | More by SkinniePost
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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-27-2012 23:20:33 | More by dsuedbeck
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missdawn

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-24-2011 17:24:17 | More by missdawn
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mynie

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a purplish brown, like a prune. Nice head.

Smells smooth and oaken with just a tiny little hint of sour cherries and some more generic, smoother fruit, like blackberries.

Tastes like it smells. Very smooth and sweet for a Flanders--I split this with a friend as a way to preface drinking an Upland Gilgamesh, so he could see if he liked sour beers before I went and opened up an expensive bomber of a beer so tart it makes your cheeks burn. This--this was not a proper preface. Still, it was pretty darn good on its own.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 19:02:47 | More by mynie
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morimech

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish brown with a very small head after a gentle pour. The head settles to a ring very quickly. Not much for lacing.

Smells of ripe fruit such as cherries, plums, and red grapes. Also some oak and vanilla is detected.

The taste is only slightly sour and most of the tartness comes on the finish. Very fruity which is countered by the vanilla flavor. Finishes dry and sour with an aftertaste that doesn't linger around.

Feels medium bodied with ample carbonation. An interesting beer that is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2008 18:35:10 | More by morimech
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6.5% On my 33cl bottle label, along with a health warning from the US. So what? I hear you say. Well I drank this bottle only a few miles from the brewery in Ostend.

Really red hue to this beer, as you would expect from an Flanders Red Ale, although the label claimed it was an Old Brown.

The sweet and sour aroma carried on into the taste, the Oak Barrels used to age this beer adds a cherry and almonds hint to everything. Easy to drink and pleasing in every way. This is an interesting beer and well worth finding.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2008 12:17:15 | More by BlackHaddock
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark reddish brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains tart fruit, Belgian yeast, brown sugar and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a mild burst of tart fruits like cherries & grapes. The sourness is not as intense as some other beers in the style. Then a hearty but not too heavy malt character comes in along with some mild caramel and brown sugar sweetness. There’s Belgian yeast in the background as well a faint but complementary hops presence. The after-taste is slightly sour.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for a sour beer that isn’t too sour.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 02:55:50 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Brisket

Idaho

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Reddish brown, very little head, dissipated quickly.

S- Sour cherries and Belgian candi sugar, lactic and acetic acid. Very sour nose, quite good.

T- Sourness is milder than the nose, it starts sour and finishes like a quad or non sour grand cru.

M- medium body, slight acid puckering

O- Great beer. Will have again. The sourness is relatively mild and the flavor is not as heavy as others in the style. I will still have it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 04:58:05 | More by Brisket
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zeff80

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, dark burgundy color with a small, tan head of foam. Okay retention and minimal lacing.

S - It smelled of cherries and unidentifiable berries. There was an overall sour aroma, too.

T - Good sour black cherry flavor with a mild caramel maltiness.

M - It was crisp and sharp without the overwhelming puckering mouthfeel that sometimes comes with the style.

D - This is a good Flanders Red Ale. I've had better but it was certainly worth the selection from the store.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 22:45:04 | More by zeff80
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ATPete

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz capped bottle

the white cap reads 03-09 L10

Ichtegem's Grand Cru pours a ruby reddish brown color with a thin spider-web like red head that vanished rather quickly only leaving behind a ring around the surface.

As soon as i popped the bottle i smell cherry, and malt. Upon shoving my nose in my Chimay glass i get some more cherry, smoke, rum, and oak.

The taste is slightly tart and acidic with alot of the wood coming through mid way. The ale is fantastic, very refreshing and a definite treat. A bit funky, but balanced. A salty bitter note upon the finish. Some spice i cant quite put my finger on.

Ichtegem's Grand Cru tingles and pops. The very light carbonation really allows all the flavors and subtleties to be easily detected. Medium bodied, with a coating finish. I wish i could drink this rather often, but this one hurts the wallet. At 6.99 a bottle for a beer that is no longer produced i guess it is still a great deal none the less.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2008 00:45:18 | More by ATPete
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a large fading head.
Nose shows berries, funk, acidity and a little sweet malt.
Flavours show loads more fruit, heaps of raspberries with some musty malt showing later alongside a little tart acidity.
Great moderately high carbonation creates a dry refreshing finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 00:32:15 | More by CrazyDavros
Ichtegem's Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
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