Ichtegem's Grand Cru | Brouwerij Strubbe

Ichtegem's Grand CruIchtegem's Grand Cru
BA SCORE
3.79/5
572 Ratings
Ichtegem's Grand CruIchtegem's Grand Cru
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Strubbe
Belgium
brouwerij-strubbe.be

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by audiojon on 05-07-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,988
Reviews:
254
Ratings:
572
pDev:
11.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just awesome. From bottle at the Ashbury Festhalle. Perfect balance.

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Draft at De Herren van Liedekerke. Blew RodenBach Alexander's hair back. Best Flemish red/brown I've had.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The one finger head quickly fades and leaves only the dark red/brownish mystical looking liquid.

The smell is sour and lively. There's plenty of yeast, sour apples and raisins. Sourdough and sweet cherrys comes to mind aswell.

As for the taste it's sour and dry with lemon peel, dry grass, yeast and sour grapes up front. There are only hints of sweetness. Cherry and raisins, and maybe some unripe strawberries.

This beer has got a very dry feel to it, but yet I feel a slight creamyness just before it goes down my throat. If this had been a stronger beer I would have said it was due to the alcohol, but in this case it's probably just my imagination...

I have now finished at 750 lm bottle and I still wouldn't say no to another one, even though this one took me some one and a half hours to finish.

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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.

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2012 bottle poured into Duvel glass on 5/5/16. Rich color, nice cream colored head. Blackberry scent. Taste is sweet, boozy, bitter, yeasty, and tangy, very exciting, powerful but balanced. Like a roller coaster. Malt powerhouse creeps back in with the aftertaste, which is subtle, like getting clocked by a gold brick wrapped in suede. The mouthfeel is excellent, with just a slight hint of butter, where it adds to the experience rather than ruining it.

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