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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28
Gots:
49
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Photo of JonasD
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mizx
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brownish copper in color. Oak notes in the nose but the wine notes predominate. Tastes like a mild dry red wine that was opened and left out for a week.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloyingly sweet. Mouthfeel is very syrupy

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenBreeg
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Choppr
4.8/5  rDev +28.7%
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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Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burkbom23
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown/amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of dark fruits, grapes. Taste is a bit wine like, tart, some malts, vinegar. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, a style I know little about, but a decent beer.

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Photo of Budlum
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PGD120
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear red-brown beer with a thin head.

Nose: Tart, cherry, oak, red apple, vinegar and pear.
Taste: Cerry, tart, oak, sourness, sweet apple, grape, blackberries and bread.
Body: Medium body with a crisp carbonation. Pretty sweet but the sourness balance the beer.

Very good Grand Cru from Ichtegems with complex, balanced taste. A little to sweet for me. I think I put my remaining bottle on hold for a few years and let it mature :)

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Photo of jfcaa193
4.27/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Weixiaobao
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bit more subdued compared to other Belgian sours I've had. Beautiful deep, dark red. A great smell. Not much head.

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Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TrulySlide
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sathanas
4.34/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2Bstout
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this for the first time yesterday at the Cloverleaf. I hadn't had a Flanders Oud Bruin in quite some time but the appearance, taste, and range of flavors in this seemed pretty typical for the style. Combined with the relatively easygoing nature of this beer and the subdued alcoholic presence, the flavor profile was gently pleasing while just remaining complex enough to slow down and savor.

This poured a pinkish-brown (as odd as that sounds) with a good amount of carbonation to it but not a lot of head. Reminded me of champagne in quite a few ways except that this wasn't clear and there were some different flavors here. Raspberries, vinegar, a hint of nuts, and juice were all found here on top of a sweet base and the lightness of yeast. The degree of sourness here was good as this wasn't as heavy as similar beers that I've had from Europe and it went down as easily and nicely as I could picture for any example of this style.

Booze? It's here but like the hops. you'll never notice it. I haven't had much in the way of beers from Flanders or in a Flanders Oud Bruin style but this was much easier than I was led to have guessed and proof that more breweries should give something like this a go. The subtle complexity made me want more and if it was just a tad less potent, this would make for a fabulous session beer.

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Photo of little_star
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The nose hints of wet horse blanket, light tartness, a blend of fresh and over ripe fruit. Pours reddish brown with a slight haze under a tan tinted finely bubbled 1” white foam cap. This is not as intensely sour on the palate as other Flemish Red Ales coming across a little sweeter and tamer with fruit, plums, cherries, and malt but no chocolate or roast and just a little tang with a sweet tart finish. It has a medium body and low medium carbonation.

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