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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

430 Ratings
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Ratings: 430
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 15
Gots: 18 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ichtegem's Grand Cru
11.2 fl.oz. bottle; cap dated 18 JAN 2016
The label reads "ingr: water, malt, caramalt, rice, hops, yeast"

Carefully poured to leave the lees behind it's a clear, ruby accented brown color beneath a pillowy head of tan. The head retention is good. It eventually falls to a wide collar that leaves short walls of lace with each sip.

The aroma suggests tart, dark, sugary fruit: cherries, raisins, figs. There's a bit of yeast to it, some malt, and a touch of mineral character as well.

The flavor follows the aroma, and it delivers a pleasant balance between gentle sweetness and light tartness. Along with the tartness and fruit there's some caramel maltiness, but it's not overly done, and it doesn't stick in the mouth. It's actually quite refreshing with the mild sharpness upfront, the light sweetness across the middle, and a bit of grassiness and mineral character in the oaky-dry finish.

In the mouth it's light bodied but with a dextinous edge; and a creamy-smooth fine-bubbled median carbonation - not much is needed as the tartness gives it character.

Overall it's basically flawless, and a pretty good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 15:30:13 | More by NeroFiddled
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-26-2012 02:16:41 | More by jrohrbacher
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-16-2012 02:58:41 | More by kendellmarie
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-15-2012 06:58:39 | More by Boz12
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3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a dark brown color some tints of red and almost no head. Upon swirling there was very little lacing..

Smell – Sour notes of cherry and some notes of other dark fruit aromas of red grape and fig. Mixed with these aromas were some lighter notes of a light oaky note.

Taste – The taste starts out sour and gets even more sour as the taste advances. It begins with cherry and some other sweeter fruit flavors of prune and apple. These flavors bitter and sour more as the taste advances with a more vinegary flavor that enters the profile. In the end some oak flavor meets the bitter and sour flavors to leave a somewhat unpleasant burn on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the light to medium side with the carbonation level rather average.

Overall – While it has some nice aromas and fruit flavors upfront, the very vinegary flavors sort of turn me off (this is not really my style of beer; so if you like sours it has some nice characteristics, but if you don’t like sours then….)

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2012 01:19:03 | More by Darkmagus82
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Newfoundland (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle, best before April 5/16. This bottle is a year and half old, if not mistaken. Maybe a little less.

A - Dark, dark brown with 1-inch head, some lacing.

S - Dark cherry, sour

T - Medium-high carbonation off the top, gives way to cherries, sour, raisin, a little plum. Alcohol comes in at the end.

M - Carbonation doesn't last too long in the mouth. It dissipates a little too quick. A little astringent too.

O - Pretty nice. Definitely an oud bruin, not a flanders. Would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 01:49:27 | More by Beelzebeer
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-27-2012 23:20:33 | More by dsuedbeck
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-26-2012 16:31:58 | More by samEBC
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

07-23-2012 01:28:06 | More by bkaj21
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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-22-2012 19:39:05 | More by nmann08
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-13-2012 12:24:40 | More by ajs4bd
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-11-2012 14:55:51 | More by JohnK17
Photo of ToddIlgen

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-05-2012 20:43:55 | More by ToddIlgen
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New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-04-2012 14:59:44 | More by dgeebs07
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-28-2012 01:41:03 | More by Farky87
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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 23:28:44 | More by soulfly1492
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-17-2012 04:42:55 | More by MaseFace
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5/5  rDev +33%

06-10-2012 03:02:40 | More by geneb
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-08-2012 07:01:40 | More by drewone
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-07-2012 05:29:18 | More by SourFanatic
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-04-2012 03:23:31 | More by Wowcoolman
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Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 04:49:49 | More by tbeckett
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-28-2012 00:19:41 | More by jrfehon33
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3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 19:36:29 | More by snaotheus
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 02:08:53 | More by mltobin
Ichtegem's Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
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