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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 155   ABV: 5.17%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (6154) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2016
22oz bottle at De garde anniversary party. pours out a amber brown color topped with a small head. nose is cherries brett wood and a pit fruit sweetness. Taste is more of the cherries some nice barrel notes and a tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (1436) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2016
Type: 10-oz. draft Glass: Clear tulip glass From: Alpine Beer Company Tasting Room in Alpine, Calif. Price: $5.00 (I think) Purchased: April 20, 2016 Consumed: April 20, 2016 Misc.: 2016 release was April 17 Was looking forward to this one, despite the fact that the last special release (Dark Elixir) was terrible in my mind. At least this one has been out before. Wasn’t keen on the $17 price tag for a bottle, especially the 500-ml. size (16.9-oz.) and wasn’t going to make the same mistake on buying three without tasting it, so I decided to get a glass. Poured an auburn, murky color with two fingers of frothy, khaki head when I got it. Very good amount of spotty, spiderweb lacing. Average retention. (Sight - 4.25) Smelled sour cherry, raspberry tart, Smarties, hints of milky vanilla, red vinegar, sweet wine notes and some oaky wood. (Smell - 4.25) Taste followed the nose, but not quite as balanced. First thought was that sour cherry turpentine that did not work on Dark Elixir, but it wasn’t as bad here. Sour cherries, great deal of tartness, cherry vanilla ice cream, red vinegar, hints of oaky wine barrel and some sweet wine (did not mark red or white and I cannot remember). (Taste - 3.75) Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Long, tart finish. (Feel - 3.75) This was very good Flanders that will age nicely. I don’t think it was quite ready, but would like to have it again after sitting on it for a year or so. (Overall - 3.75) 3.90 88 B+

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The smell is tart, cherry, wood, and light. The look is golden in color, clear, a real small head. The taste is fruits, wood, cherry, and tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
A: Reddish/Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Deep Bitter Red Fruit, Pinot Noir T: Pinot Noir, Bitter Plum, Currant M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Sour Overall, a really great barrel aged sour ale with a great taste, worth the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Red in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is tart with light fruit notes (peach skin and unripe berries). Taste is tart, unripe berries, light coconut, and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (3146) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pours an amber brown, with a paperthin head. Aroma of Brett, red wine and funk. Taste is dry red wine, sour and delicious. Tart yet not over the top. Really nice Flanders red. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour tart aroma. Fruity sour tart citrus flavor. Has a fruity sour tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2286) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle on the RBSG 2012 bus. Murky brown with ruddy accents. Nice sour cherry/vinegar notes, red wine, dark malty. So many American attempts at the style are terrible - either too acetic or too sweet usually - but this stuff nails it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
651mL shared on the RBSG bus. Poured muddy brune. Low carbonation. Nose is caramel, cherry, red wine, light balsamic/acetic. Taste is similar- acetic, balsamic, red wine, chocolate. Rich and tangy with no overpowering acetic. Pretty nice attempt here from Alpine. I really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9404) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 22, 2012
Bottled on the RBSG bus. dirty brown color. Nose of chocolate, acid, cherry. Moldy cherry and chocolate flavor, quite sour but a bit plain overall. Not a very impressive Flanders Red.

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