madvike (2403) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Pours pinkish amber with a bubbly off-white head. Nose is dry yeastiness, real lightly dry cherry, a whiff of baking spice, Chardonnay, and some mellow oakiness. Taste is still dry, but has more pungent cherries, Chardonnay, and real light oakiness. Thin and slick with mellow carbonation. A little too much wine barrel for me, but it’s still pretty pleasant.
davey101 (567) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch No. 1, Bottled Autumn 2013. 375 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a clear red hued body with minimal white edging. Moderate amount of lacing. Aroma is bright sour cherries and acetic acid. Finishes with some caramel, oak and an odd astringency. Smells really nice, almost jammy with a large barrel presence. Taste is sour cherries into some vinegar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Smooth and almost light. A lingering sweetness but it finishes fairly dry. Mouthfeel is a tad thin. Overall this is a very good Flemmish with loads of cherries and barrel.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Multiple bottles and on tap. Pours with a hazy golden orange hued body with a scant white head. Aromas are of waxy pedio, deep funk, stewed fruit, cherries. Flavors are sour, somewhat funky, dried fruit, cherries, stewed prunes. Moderate malt. Vinous, medium bodied, lower carbonation.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18th November 2013
Hazy deep amber beer with a tidy peach coloured head. Palate is dry and crisp. Nice sourish twang here. Sourish fizzy cherry sweets. Winey tang - grapey. I assumed this would be a red wine barrel but maybe it’s white wine. LIttle wood. Finishes light and crisp. Very nice.
seth_lfod (256) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Felipe, thanks! Pours a orange amber with little to no head. Aroma is oak, chardonnay grapes, cherries. Taste is subtle funk, oak, cherries, and white wine. Fantastic. Nice clean finish. Great beer.
merc7186 (1501) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Murky Orangish/Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Cherry, Plums, Mild Apricot, Mild Apples, Mild Red Wine
T: Deep Cherry, Red Wine, Mild Apricot, Mild Hay
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter, Mildly Tart, Mildly Drying
Overall, you really do get a solid presence of the cherries and the red wine barrel separately, which makes this beer great.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper beer with an off-white head. Cherry and light sour aroma. Cherry and light sour flavor with light earthiness. Medium bodied. Cherry and light sourness lingers with light acetic notes, light tartness, and light earth.
baraciisch (1283) - USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy reddish orange in color... Aroma is merlot grapes, oak, you'd think you were about to have a wine... Flavor is hints of vinegar, acidic, lightly tart with notes of cherry, merlot grapes, oak... Nice, very complex
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TheAlum (4989) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle courtesy of a BA trade. Pours a nicely hazed copper red hue, some pinkish rosey glow with orange copper edges and bottom. Frothy offwhite head is fairly carbonation driven, dies to a smaller ring, laces small. Darker middle, well hazed tapers out to a nice glow. Aromas are nice cherries, sweeter pie cherries meet tart cherry, cherryskin, red and blush wine, decent oak and lactic elements. Lemon, yogurt, gentle toasty and biscuity malt element is softened by firm oak and wine barrel, cherryskin and juice, firmer lactic presence. Some mandarin oranges, cranberry, some decent complexity if a bit sharp at times, fruit punchy feel at others. A mellow to subtle spiciness hits at times after it settles. Initial lighter end of medium bodied, firm tannic oak and red wine meets some cherryskin, decent tart and sour elements. Underlying touches of bread, biscuit, yogurt and firm sourness. A bit sharp, gentle metallic poke. A bit fuzzy,d ry and tannic as we keep moving on. Yogurt, lemony and lactic life. Cherries, red wine, a gentle touch of Rose and blush wine, decent carbonation and spritzy qualities as we round the corner into the back. Dry, tannic and lactic elements are nice, dryt this out into the back. A mellow carmelized and bready base pokes through gently, more of a compliment. Touches of cranberry tartness meet the cherries, red wine has some life, not overly tannic overall, but a lighter, thinner beer allows those elements to show some life overall if that makes sense. This is solid stuff, a touch llighter and lacking cimplexity, but the elements that are there do work well and flow. Perhaps a bit light, a bit sharp at times. The flavors are admittedly quite nice though. Solid entry here.
ACD (528) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle from Healthy Spirits. Hazy reddish brown. Nice sugary cherries on the nose, touch of near-balsamic sourness, some citrus, light strawberry. Big tart cherry first up in the taste, brown sugar, light golden syrup, musty earthy notes, some spice, big juicy red fruit, mellow citric tartness, light balsamic and woody notes. Lingering tart cherry kick twisted with lemon rind and musty yeast. Medium bodied. Really interesting take on a Flanders Red. Delicious.