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Arbor Flamboyant Wild Red Ale
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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A unique ale with a bright mahogany hue and moderate carbonation. Flamboyant Wild Red features a a burst of complex fruity, spicy, sweet-tart, and earthy flavors with a quenching acidity in the finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle shared by a kind soul at PaulUnwinís sour tasting. Pours a hazy orange-red with a white head. Nose is fruitiness with funk: vinegar, cheese, yeast, and tart berry, earthy funk and some cherry and berry. Medium in body and interesting overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
July 6, 2012 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs, mabel & tupalev. Green 750ml bottle c/o j&m. Ruby-amber with a creamy/rocky beige head. Aroma is sweet and floral, just a little funky, some sour cherry, quite yeasty (7+). Taste - waaaaay more sour cherry, lovely and acidic/tart, not sugary at all. Airy mouthfeel, but overly carbonated, dry and sour and a bit floral in the finish - simple and lovely - good sour fruit beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
2012 vintage. It is a horseradishy but sweet red ale. There is some sourness but not too much. Along the lines of a duchesse.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a hazy orange-amber with lots of little floaties and an average size creamy beige head. Aroma of tart berries, light spices, yeast and caramel malt. Flavour of tart fruit, spices, funky yeast and caramel malt. Medium bodied. Great stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
2012-07-06. Hazy dark red-brown body, nice foamy beige head. 3+ Modest aroma, light funk and sour cherry. 7+ Flavour is modestly funky, sour cherry fruit, earthy cherry notes in the middle. Muted malt. 7+ Average bodied palate, light carbonation. Pretty decent, enjoyable but fairly simple. Bottle via trade with flandersned

Overheard: "Sheís got lots of wrist strength."

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4808) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2012 Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate sweet and tart cherry, light cola, vanilla, and just a hint of vinegar. It pours a transparent copper with a soapy one finger orange tinged off-white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a soapy ring. Some light webbing is left on the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of lightly sweet cherry before quickly turning to more tart cherry. The finish has light-moderate sour lemon, light oak, faint vinegar, and a touch of vanilla. The lemon sourness and vanilla notes increase as it approaches room temperature. Itís a little thin and watery with minimal-light carbonation. Overall, itís similar to Big Rock Chop House Maple Road Farmhouse Ale/Reserve Farmhouse Ale. A higher level of carbonation would probably really improve this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Shared by Dak. Pours a cloudy orange-red color with an off-white head. Aroma is wood and sour cherries mostly. Taste is sour, vinegary and a bit of sweetness. Pretty good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
matt7215 (2173) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
750ml ml bottle shared by jsprime. flat murky brownish red. lightly tart aroma. flavour of red berries and tons of oaky tannins. would have been drinakable with carbonation. drain pour as is. waste of $16.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Murky reddish pour, off white head. Sour aroma, light cheese, vinegar, leathery notes. Flavor is sour, acedic acid, yeasty funk. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2081) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
MFB 2010 What a savage place! People piled up like mad to get hooked up with this place. THE HOUR OF SOUR! Itís a total zoo - complete frenzy and raining like Iíve never seen before, People are packed in so tight that you know loads are getting dropped inside jeans as groins and asses are jammed together. Pretty solid aroma, cherry, citrus, not over the top, bit of funk, cheese - definety some cheese cloth and some stink on the nose - something here†is reminding me of fishing - like a tackle box. Not quite strong enough - even let this open up for 5 minitues. This is a big sour mess - yum. sour cherry, none of that awful yeasty horse blanket stuff - itís not that foul - but itís got some good funk to it just like the nose. Sour lemon, touch of vinegar, pretty good bite. Good beer - this is great drinking. Big in-your-face hard sour finish, mouth burn finish.


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