Flemish Red Ale Grand Cru | Brouwerij Strubbe

Flemish Red Ale Grand CruFlemish Red Ale Grand Cru
BA SCORE
60.7%
Liked This Beer
3.78 w/ 183 Ratings
Flemish Red Ale Grand CruFlemish Red Ale Grand Cru
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Strubbe
Belgium
brouwerij-strubbe.be

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by sacfly on 02-18-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,944
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
183
Liked:
111
Avg:
3.78/5
pDev:
15.08%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
22
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 183 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of BIGPOPPAS
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First time I've tried this Flemish sour red and I am most definitely impressed :)
Beautiful color, nice head with plenty of lacing , wonderful smell of oak aged cherry red ale. Cuvée 2012

Can't wait to buy some more next time I'm at this particular store as I haven't seen this anywhere else .
Highly recommended if this is your style ;)

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Photo of Avatar113
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mantooth
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I think a lot of folks would like this brew, nice entry into the style. Problem is, for folks familiar with the style, there's not much tartness to be had, the cherries are barely present, and it's noticeably malty. Like I say, enjoyable brew but not quite to style. Cheers!

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Photo of Beer21
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of karenbeer
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Luiz0930
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radome
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a goblet.

L - Medium brown with strong red highlights; lightly cloudy. Light tan head is not overly active or persistent, but strong sheets of lacing stay on the glass along with a few wisps on the surface of the beer.

S - Deep aromas of oak, brown sugar, dark berries, graham crackers. There is a low vinegar note that blends deliciously with the other aromas. No hops or obvious yeast notes.

T - The vinegar-like sour note is more prominent in flavor than it was in aroma. Fruit is the next most prominent, with cherries and blackberries. Malt is represented by graham cracker and molasses. Oak is in the background along with a low spice note that reminds me of a gingersnap cookie.

F - Medium body. Low to moderate carbonation. Just enough bitterness to break up the sweet malt. No alcohol presence.

O - This is a delicious Flemish red that is restrained and clean but very complex.

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Photo of aanth
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beernoobie
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hunter
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tucquan
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2015-06-24 in Reno, NV from a 750ml bottle

Nice Flemish red aroma. Taste is cracker malt, moderate sour cherry, wine barrel and earthy/medicinal spice. Dry. Decent aroma and flavor but not mind blowing.

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Photo of breadwinner
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrJolly
4.57/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No. You've got it wrong. This is the stuff.

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Photo of JackDempsy
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shanrath
4.26/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Modernrickk
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lomac4
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another great sour style beer. To me this is just a classic that all must try.

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Photo of Christolo71
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NWFLyer
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is what a Flemish Sour should be. Its darn near perfection in a glass; it pours a brilliant, ruby-red color with minimal head and little lacing. The tart smell, reminiscent of a natural, crisp, hard apple cider, is a delight to the olfactory buds. The flavor is also crisp, modestly sour and has a very clean finish. If you enjoy sour beers, you should give Strubbe's a try. I believe it will be your gold-standard on which to compare other beers of this style.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Beerswag
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%

On draft, @ morgan's, in sac, Ca...
Pours a dark brown color with hints of some hints of copper and mahogany. Ltos of head, which goes down quick, the smell is of red wine, cranberries, lots of fruit. Taste is purple grape, not too sour, less acidity than a sour, and the sweetness is mellow.. Carboation a yeast taste like champagne. Serve with black-berry pie, cream-cheese dishes, stuffed calzones/pizza.

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Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of rstenson
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BaronJin13
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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Flemish Red Ale Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
Beer rating: 60.7% out of 100 with 183 ratings
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