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Brewed by Boquébière
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Sherbrooke, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A mysterious fermentation process residing in oak barrels that leaves a woody note to a vinous and fruity nectar. Inspired by Flanders Red Ales. Quebec Malt. Hallertauer hops. Wild yeast fermentation. Aged in a Compton winery red wine barrels.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13603) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle @ Hotel. Hazed amber/reddish pour with a khaki head. Nice red fruit aromas to this. Lots of cherry, raisin, and grape in particularly. Some leather, mushroom, and a bit of oak. Maybe some red wine. Definitely a bit acetic. The flavor is pretty sour with lots of red wine vinegar, sour fruits, and green apple. Dry, tannic wood notes and a bunch of leather. Slightly earthy and chalky on the finish. Pretty aggressive carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2012
(750ml bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of red apple skins, caramel, vinous, leather, and florals. Flavor of plum, red apple, caramel, vinous, wood, stone fruit, and light earthiness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11228) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
A murky reddish brown ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, a superb balanced ground cherry with light epsom salts, horseblanket, classic, à la Rodenbach. In mouth, lighter than expected with sour cherries acidity, a bit dry and light, but overall, a nice Quebec sour. Bottle at Bieres et Saveurs, Sept. 2 2011.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10562) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
@Mondial de la Bière 2012, Montreal - cloudy copper beer; vinegar and sourish cherries in the nose; clean and quite full-bodied; fairly sourish with long aftertaste of cherries and vinegar - very nice stuff !

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2011
Bottle enjoyed at Mondiale 2011. Flanders Red style, amber clour and lacey. Well malted. Winey aromas. Sour, mildly acidic, and a great drinker and so tasty, a complex reminder of great flanders/wild/funky beers of the past.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
2012-05-04. Hazy red brown body small beige head. 3+ aroma is muddled, lightly lactic, earthy woody touches, sort of fruity, dark cherries. 7+ Flavour is similar, modest sourness, dark cherry, earthy green touches. Very lightly lactic quality to it. Average bodied palate. Pretty decent Flanders red, bit mild overall, simple but quite nice. Bottle via trade with Slovak Sniper

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Brettanomyces galore brands this Flanders-style Red Ale, while red wine fruitiness and pleasant dryness add further enjoyment.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A crown of foam garnishes the cloudy dull red.
-The aroma is evocative, while the flavor profile tends to be more linear (lots of brettanomyces).
-The finish is dry with a few green angles (Frontenac malt?).
-This is surely one of the best integrations of Québécois malt I’ve ever tasted.
-The wild yeast character is dusty at times.
-This is expensive, but it is very well done and showcases a style that is rarely seen in these parts. Can’t wait to drink the next batches!
-Tartness is present, but the wild yeast character is more important. This is not sour or acidic. Therefore, I would say this is very drinkable for the style.
-If yeast wasn’t as present in the bottle, the flavor profile would be more elegant and the color more appealing. A little filtration or fining might push this to world-class level...

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8012) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle - Cherry, oak, some balsamic and slightly acidic. Clearish dark copper with a decent beige head. Acidic, cherries, light oak, light balsamic and a nice easy finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle via a trade with tom10101. Epic gusher! Pours with a hazed amber-brown hued body (slightly muddy clarity) with a small (when it settles) tan head. Aromas are of huge malt, floral, red wine. Nice esters, oak and vanillin. Tart, nice brett complexity, leathery and fruity. Flavors are tart, fruity, clay/earthy, plum, red apple, medium wood, floral, acidic with light tangerine qualities. Lots of vinous red wine notes. Lively bubbles, medium dry with a medium body. Good!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
[4419-20120504] 750mL bottle. Yeasty toasted grains aroma has a hint of sourbread fruitiness. Hazy, amber brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-tan head. Yeasty sourbread grains flavour has a nice sour aftertaste. Medium body is quite sour. Tasty, nice sour base. (8/3+/7/3/14) 3.5
(w/ blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)


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