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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

420 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 14
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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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-25-2014 08:53:20 | More by gillagorilla
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-23-2014 17:52:50 | More by SebD
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SierraJosh

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-20-2014 03:35:13 | More by SierraJosh
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mchengcit

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-15-2014 04:13:25 | More by mchengcit
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nick_asian

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-15-2014 02:53:36 | More by nick_asian
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i4ourgot

California

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 02:03:20 | More by i4ourgot
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-03-2014 22:57:31 | More by animal69
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Beermasterjarrett

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Georgia

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 03:38:40 | More by M_C_Hampton
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JohnSnowNW

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +13%

02-05-2014 15:00:07 | More by psoriasaurus
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-02-2014 00:08:58 | More by Gonzoillini
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13%

01-22-2014 00:04:24 | More by rozymegs
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ACarp

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13%

01-13-2014 18:44:17 | More by ACarp
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

01-09-2014 20:59:46 | More by Peter_L
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Lunny777

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

01-09-2014 00:26:08 | More by Lunny777
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 02:47:20 | More by jlindros
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pknyc

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

01-03-2014 22:56:49 | More by pknyc
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-01-2014 01:02:46 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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lastmanonearth

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +33%

12-22-2013 00:02:03 | More by lastmanonearth
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gshackles

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-21-2013 19:00:15 | More by gshackles
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AnEscapedMind

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

11-30-2013 02:21:55 | More by AnEscapedMind
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-22-2013 22:47:58 | More by jim_carignan
Ichtegem's Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
85 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.