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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

445 Ratings
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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 16
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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%

ajs4bd, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev +6.1%

JohnK17, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of ToddIlgen
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

ToddIlgen, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of dgeebs07
4/5  rDev +6.1%

dgeebs07, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of Farky87
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Farky87, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of soulfly1492
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%

Aroma: Bold cherries and grape. Moderately sour. Some darker fruits, plums and figs. Mild spicy phenols. Low hop aroma. Moderate sweetness from dark malts.

Appearance: Pours a tall light brown head whcih fizzes loudly and dissipates in 30 seconds. A tiny bit of foam remains around the edges. Pale dirty brown with some red.

Taste: Bold dark fruity esters. Plum and raisins. Molasses. Mild pepper. Some alcohol at the aftertaste. No vinegar. Some black cherry, which turns a bit harsh at the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium stinging carbonation. Quite dry. Finishes very dry. Light to medium body.

Overall: Moderately malty, fruity, aged oakiness, slightly sour. Not the best, but certainly good stuff.

soulfly1492, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of MaseFace
4/5  rDev +6.1%

MaseFace, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of geneb
5/5  rDev +32.6%

geneb, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

drewone, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of SourFanatic
4/5  rDev +6.1%

SourFanatic, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of Wowcoolman
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Wowcoolman, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of tbeckett
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

Bottle at Josie Bones. From notes.

A - Poured murky brown with a red tint. One finger of beige head. Nice drapes of lace and a film of retention.

S - Nice woody notes. Rich fruits and spirits. Cherry, dark fruit and sweet fruits.

T - Less dark fruit, more tart woodiness. Mellowed later with a sweetness. Woody, tart, and sweet all at once.

M - Good carbonation, medium body, frothy in the mouth, tart finish.

O/D - Nice. Enjoyed it as it captured the flavours I was expecting properly and fit the style. Balanced accordingly. Nice stuff.

tbeckett, May 30, 2012
Photo of jrfehon33
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jrfehon33, May 28, 2012
Photo of snaotheus
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%

330ml bottle poured into a pair of snifters

Pours dingy reddish brown with a dirty dishwater head that fades quickly. Smell is nice, sour, and fruity.

Taste sweet and fruity and moderately sour, a little nondescript.

Mouthfeel is slightly dry, fairly light. Overall, it's not bad, but it's no Rodenbach Grand Cru.

snaotheus, May 18, 2012
Photo of mltobin
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

From a bottle at Jimmy`s in NYC.

Appearance is a burgundy color with fluffy looking white head. On the nose, there is cherry, wood and sourness. This one looks like it is going to be fairly sour. Upon sipping, sure enough that aspect was there, along with more of those cherries. Some Belgian candy and yeast was also part of the flavor. Mouthfeel on this one was dry, nice carbonation. Some of that tart quality sits on your palate for a bit. Certainly one, to have some water and/ crackers afterwords.

mltobin, May 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

alyssajoy, May 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

mbraswell3, May 12, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%

330 mL bottle poured into an RR -tion glass. Best by 2015, I think, but it's smudged.

Appearance - Dark ruby brown body with an ample two-finger head of off-white foam. Excellent lacing. Really nice lacing.

Smell - Sweet malts and oak are most predominant. Hardly any tart aromas. Cherry, I suppose, but it's not a sour cherry.

Taste - Much more acidic than the aroma implies. Harsh acidic red wine vinegar. Oak all over, too. Finishes just a touch sweet.

Mouthfeel - Harsh on the palate. The flavors aren't bad, but the mouthfeel is unpleasant. Very acidic and vinegary. Highly carbonated.

Overall - It's harsh and too oaky. The flavors aren't inherently bad, but the feel just cancels out all benefits.

Alieniloquium, May 12, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%

Best by November 2016

A: Pours a semi-opaque dark reddish brown in color with some very significant garnet red highlights when held up to the light. The beer has a finger tall creamy looking light tan head that reduces to a patch of very thin film with a much thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: There are light vinous notes as well as just a touch of sourness in the aroma.

T: This beer is both complex and well balanced, as well as delicious. There are flavors of sour black cherries, oak barrels, as well as some vinous notes. The flavors start out subtly sweet which then turns to light sourness.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. The tartness makes this feel a little prickly on the tongue.

O: Very enjoyable and extremely easy to drink, this beer is not as tart/sour than some of the others in the style. This beer is very approachable and definitely one that I would like to enjoy again.

dbrauneis, May 11, 2012
Photo of Rutager
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%

Appearance. Pours a deep amber brown with over a finger of off white head that lasts a while and leaves some decent lace.

Smell. Cherries, fruity belgian yeast and spice, and a bit of dank old wood.

Taste. Sweet cherries, a small dash of raspberry vinegar, a little bit woody and a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium, lively and fine carbonation. A little bit sticky.

Overall. A bit too sweet for me. Tasted good but I won't be in a hurry to drink it again.

Rutager, May 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Njstoutlover23, May 04, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -3.7%

11.2oz served into a Duvel tulip.
Cap states best by 4/5/2015.

A - Pours a garnet hued brown with a thin eggshell head leaves behind some spotted lacing.

S - Acidic grapes, fresh wood, saw dust, cherries, raspberries, vanilla, all melded perfectly.

T - Raspberry red grape tartness, a good dose of oak wood, muted watermelon rind, finishes dry with light notes of balsamic vinegar on the aftertaste.

M - Light body, soft effervescent, powdery dry on the finish.

Great nose, good looking but the taste didn't rise to the occasion. Still a very nice Flanders that I probably should have held onto another year before cracking open. I'll go pick another one up.

StaveHooks, May 03, 2012
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3.15/5  rDev -16.4%

A bottle split with oglmcdgl. I've had this a few times.

The liquid comes out looking dark reddish in hue with some brown strokes set within. A nice fuzzy coca cola like head skims up with some tightness and a off tan color to it. No stick on the glass. Smell is pretty much deep vinegar with some faint cherry scent and some grain. Trace amounts of caramel notes, but this one is all about the vinegar. Taste is sweet over sour and it's very apparent. Vinegar, cherry, cola, sweet malt, you get the picture. Very reminiscent of Duchesses. Feel is less than medium, a nice crisp carb and not acidic, not a pucker inducing beer, but pleasant, I just cant stand the vinegar. I could only drink 6oz of this before passing on it.

BARFLYB, Apr 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

siddhartha, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

mt24turner, Apr 03, 2012
Ichtegem's Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
85 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.