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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

469 Ratings
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Ratings: 469
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 18
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Alex0112, Jan 30, 2013
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ChicagoNick, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

kirbmeist, Jan 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

ng85, Jan 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

akttr, Jan 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

djtomain, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of puboflyons
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 330 ml. bottle with a bottle cap stamped 15:20/1703-25APRIL17. Sampled on December 19, 2012 and served at about 50 degrees.

It pours a very heady, dark amber with some ruby red hues when held to the light.

The aroma is sour, no question about it. But in more detail there are esters of wood, pale malts, cherry, and butter.

The body falls into the medium range with some astringency.

As far as the taste goes this is definitely a sour ale with notes of cherry and a low but lingering bitterness. I will admit that sours are not top on my list of styles but this one was not bad.

puboflyons, Dec 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

HundredWeight, Dec 18, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

ezhang, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of Seanniek91
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into an Affligem Goblet

Appearance- Beautiful amber/brown with very short lasting bubbly white head. Head left some nice lacing.

Smell- Apple cider vinegar. Brett. Some cherry, vanilla, and oaky notes, but all very mild.

Taste- Funky earthy taste (the exact flavors I'm getting are baffling me. I can't figure them out.) Some cherry and vinegar. Minimal oak (vanilla) notes. Tart, but not face changing.

Mouthfeel- Very very carbonated. Tartness makes me salivate.

Overall- This has been a confusing beer to me. Not the best Oude Bruin, but a decent one.

Seanniek91, Dec 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

haywood415, Dec 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

st9647v3, Dec 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

tobelerone, Dec 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

donactive, Nov 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

deonreds, Nov 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

jmccraney, Nov 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Chieftog, Nov 22, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From an 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip. Best by date on the cap says 25 April 2017.

A-The brew is a dark cola color with only the slightest hint of ruby colors. There is a healthy, pillowy, tan head (two-fingers, at least) that really sticks around. Visible carbonation keeps a cap of head on the beer and leaves quite a bit of lace on the glass.

S-The smell is typical oud bruin...sour, funky cherries with a pretty big whiff of sweet vinegar and candied lemon. Just a bit of oak to be found.

T-The taste is tart, but not mouth-puckering. You get a little oak, but the predominant flavor is a sweet, slightly malty, light cherry flavor. There is just a bit of funk as the beer warms up.

M-Carbonation is pretty fine, but noticeable on the palate. The brew is medium bodied.

O-This is not the best oud bruin I've had, it lacked complexity and punch on the tongue, and it was a touch over-carbonated for the style; but a little more sour-power and this thing might move up a few notches. That being said, the appearance and aroma were pleasing.

spoony, Nov 21, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter. 15 April 17 on the bottle cap.

A: Pours a cloudy/hazy brownish ruby with a 1.5 finger off white head. Too hazy to see any carbonation. Leaves just a little lace.

S: Very funky and tart aroma. Vinegar in there as well. Can tell this one is gonna have a sour taste. Sweet malty aroma as well as oak.

T: Hits you at first with a funky tart taste that transforms into a sweet malty beer with an oak backing. There is plenty of a candied sugar. Ends with almost a wheat malt taste.

M: Fairly light body that feels heavier than it is. A good amount of carbonation. The sour aspect makes it fairly crisp.

Overall a beer I could really get into. Has the full fledge wild fermentation aspect along with a very realistic beer body. Perhaps a little sweet but that compliments the tartness.

CloudStrife, Nov 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

duceswild, Oct 31, 2012
Ichtegem's Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
85 out of 100 based on 469 ratings.