Ichtegem's Grand Cru | Brouwerij Strubbe

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Strubbe
Belgium
brouwerij-strubbe.be

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by audiojon on 05-07-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
564
Reviews:
251
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.06%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Nice brownish color. Slightly transparent. Low head that reseeded quickly.

S: Black cherry and some strawberry. A touch of cedar.

T: Tastes like it smells with blacks cherry. Except here its a bit more extreme. Sweets are sweeter and sour is sharper. A little too fruit juicy with some red grape, red apple and ripe pear notes. Finishes somewhat crisp and sharp but the sweetness does not yield.

M: Light, and goes down really easy. Again too sweet which leaves a candy feeling after a while.

O: It's got some nice flavors but too sweet. It could have used a little bit more sharpness to finish it. Somewhat lacks the complexity of other oud bruins.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A - Dark brown with red and black overtones. One finger head with decent head retention.

S - Vinegar, mild apple and pear, bread notes.

T - Similar to the nose, though the pear and bread notes are at the forefront.

M- Very solid. Carbonation is a touch above average, but it is still has some creamieness to it.

O - Not as sour as some others I have tried (or are my taste buds adjusting?), but very tasty and well done.

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Pours thick head of fine bubble. Looks like a ton of carbonation. Dark ruby color. Merky. The nose is certainly sour. Notes of apple cider vinegar, apples, cherries, and dusty oak. The taste is also quite sour and slightly sweet. The taste follows the nose. A little syrupy. Smooth, a little tacky, and medium body.

This is a good Flanders. It's a little too sweet but the tart level is very nice.
A little too syrupy.It's similar to Rodenbach.

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11.2 oz bottle, snifter

A – Dark, dark amber to brown, with a deep red tint. A couple centimeters of pink foam on top, dissipating quickly to pretty lacing on top. Looks a lot like grape juice.

S – Sweet cherries, tartness is big on the nose. Some sour acidity. Very low note of funk in the background.

T – Some puckering tartness mixed with candy sweetness, but not cloying. Wild cherries, some raspberries or blackberries. Sourness/tartness is very mild through the finish, which has some mild acidity.

M – Somewhat thin, but not to a fault. Low to moderate carbonation does not impact the palate. The sweetness, tart and acidity are balanced toward the sweetness. Moderate bite on the finish.

O – A flavorful beer, a little too heavily balanced toward the sweetness for me to love it. Good, but fairly unremarkable, especially for a style that tends toward complexity.

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Poured into a CH'TI 25cl stemmed tulip glass with an aggressive pour.

Appearance: Beautiful clear amber depicting cherry oak and red wine, nice creamy fine Belgian white head with good lacing.

Smell: Nice strong smoked cherry with the bite of malt.

Taste: Not too sweet and not too tart, the cherry oak and malt all are strong and in the front and easily discernible. Not overly carbonated, the heavy malt making the cherry not too sweet or tart.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, light carbonation, the sweetness, tartness, and malt give an interesting bite on the tongue that lingers for quite a while.

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Brown, lighter brown head. On tap at Mikkeller SF.

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Cherry's what I first said, then I read sour apple on here. I'll stick with the former. Pronounced, forward, anything but shy, like a tart dubbel. The yeast and malt are prominent. This is as close as I'll get to enjoying a sour. I can't ever really pick up the alcohol with sour's either.

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Ichtegem's Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
3.73 out of 5 based on 564 ratings.
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