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Ichtegem's Grand Cru | Brouwerij Strubbe

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Ichtegem's Grand CruIchtegem's Grand Cru
BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
573 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:
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Added by audiojon on 05-07-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,832
Reviews:
254
Ratings:
573
pDev:
11.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of morrowd3
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beersnake1
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a dark red - almost burgundy. Good head, and nice retention. Nose is red grapes, cherries, raspberries, and some funk. Taste is really interesting. Fruity, slight sweetness, and a bit of funk. Definitely getting the big dark fruits - cherries and blackberries. Grapes are definitely strong. Not really sour - the sweetness and slight funk dominate. Getting some bread and nutty notes after it warms a bit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

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Photo of Keepnitrl
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-draught @ Bull and Bush in Denver, CO.

Low B / GOOD

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Photo of shelby415
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is an amazing Flemish Red. It smells sour, oaky, and with some fruity and sherry notes. The taste is very well balanced between the sweet and the astringent sour. Medium body. Very refreshing and satisfying.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mfrom a 330 ml single (best by 2019) into a tulip, pours a reddish cola with a good 2 finger head and a little retention and lacing. Nose brings a lot of sweet notes: cherry, plum. Also, a little oak and some sweeter spices. Good but not great. Taste brings a little more depth, with a bit of plummy leather to go with the sweet jammy notes. Not a lot of layers, though. Feel is a little thin, though it does warm you up...and finish is pretty lively and approaches fizzy, which I'm not crazy about. All in all, this one has some real virtues, and a few things that keep it in the good but not great category.

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Photo of Trentt2
4.74/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Quafftastic
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of Hoppy_Time
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice mahogany with a one finger off white head which reduces to a halo, some lacing

Aromas of tart lime, strawberry, plum, fig, currants, caramel malt, earthy oak, vanilla cake, and raisins.

My immediate reaction to the taste is like strawberry rhubarb jelly on a nice browned toast. But then the oak and tannins kick in. Not super sour but more sweet. Nice dark fruit and berry flavors woven throughout. A little buttery oaky flavor on the tail.

Light to medium bodied, light and bright carbonation, smooth, sweet over dry.

This has a lot going on aroma and flavor wise, and it's a nice looking beer too. I've never had the beer fresh, I imagine it's probably more tart. This definitely cellars well if kept in the right conditions.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ginger-tipple
2.78/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was drinking the 2013, perhaps the newer ones are better. Oak aging flavor came through but the sourness was gone. Aroma was weak and did not leave a long lasting flavor on the palette.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LJTate
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rypkr
4.31/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lwcreasy
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep red-brown/purply-mahogany, depending on how much light is behind it. A deep copper color on the edges. Inch of white-cream head, which is gone fairly quickly save for some bubbles along the glass and an island ring.

Dark cherry tartness, bread crust, and some other vague, sweet aromas. A spiciness creeping in; it's all quite strong. Perhaps slightly vinegar-like.

First impression in taste is of the strong malt ilk- toffee, bread, and perhaps even some white chocolate. The tart cherry is also centre-stage, with some plum and raspberry mixed in as well. The sourness is gentle, never too assertive, but the brew is quite sweet.

Medium-light in body. The finish isn't quite dry enough to zonk out the rather felt residual sweetness. Still- very, very pleasant as a sipper. The somewhat surprisingly mouth-coating quality of the finish certainly keeps you coming back for more.

Refreshing and sweet, spicy and delectable. Tart cherry and malt are very strong, and the sweetness makes it a little heavy handed. Yet the beer is still a treat, a guilty pleasure.

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Photo of desint
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.31/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Ichtegem's Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 573 ratings
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