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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Barrel Aged Double Flanders Red Ale


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2012
On tap at The Stumbling Monk in Seattle, WA. Pours a ruby-amber colored body with a finger-width, frothy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is ripe cherries with a nice tartness, bourbon, wood, vinous fruits, and a light acidity. Flavor is similar. Lots of tart cherries with a light sweetness, bourbon, wood, vinous fruits, and a light acidity. Hints of vanilla in there as this finishes dry, woody, and tart with a nice fruitiness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light body and a soft, somewhat lively, medium-light carbonation. Overall, a really tasty sour. Dry, tart, and fruity with a bunch of cherries as well as a light, woody bourbon and slight acidity. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2525) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
The beer is ruby to copper colored with a small, quickly vanishing head. The aroma brings sour cherries, bourbon, oak. Smells tart. The flavor carries more oak and is tannic in nature. The bourbon is there, but cherries and a tart sourness are the primary flavors. Acetic finish with some alcohol presence. Similar to Russian River Consecration, a beer of which I am very fond. Very tasty. Overall, I am very glad to have tried this. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 02-11-2012

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle. Light reddish pour. Aroma is chunky tart and grainy sour with dense berry. Taste is vinegar-like sour but it works with the tart and berry. Lingering tartness after each sip. Fairly clean but slightly corse mouthfeel. Great, intense sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (4604) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle @ THE fruit sour tasting. Cheers to Bruce! The pour’s hazy red with a tiny head. The nose is red grapes and strawberry jam sweetness. The taste is more red fruits, mildly vinous and tannic. Oak wood and hints of spice cake. Pissy lemon and acetic funkiness. Big body, a bit boozy. Overall, tasty stuff.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (3288) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2012
hazy chestnut, wispy cream head, thin ring. Synthetic nose is too sweet, green apple with off playdoh. Spritzy lemon candy, lime at front, mid is clay and paper before acetic rules finish. Thin sticky, oppressive. Yuck.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2158) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle at the Tiger. I ordered some susan but she was kicked so a panicked and ordered this gem and couldn’t be more pleased. pours reddish brown. nise tart nose of dark fruits. tastes of great sour cherries, earth, black currants, green grapes, berries, oak, and vinegar in the most pleasant of ways. Its sharp and clean. wonderful

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 2012 bottle. Ruby red pour with darkish brown hues. Bing cherries dominate the nose; bourbon is in the back seat adding complexity. Smell is seriously awesome. Cherries and oak atop the sour base = deliciousness. Unfortunately, the magic I remember from my first few (fresh) bottles has faded somewhat since the summer release, but this is still an excellent American sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5334) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle pour at blind tiger with streets and Brendan. Pours a deep hazy red with no head, light lacing. Aroma is sour fruit, sour wood, and nice acidity. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonated and tart with notes of slightly mouth-puckering fruits, sour cherry, light white grapes and oak. Very, very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (6865) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
2011 bottle thanks to Bruce at THE fruit sour tasting. It pours deep ruby, almost purple with a small off-white head. The nose is jam, oak, vanilla, toasted coconut, blackcurrant, red grape and cherry. The taste is fresh dark cherry, blackcurrant yoghurt, jam, lemon, lip-smacking sourness, cherry pip, earth, light vanilla and wood with a tart finish. Medium body, moderate, prickly carbonation and medium-high acidity. Great balance and depth of flavour. Perhaps a touch rougher round the edges and more acidic than Sang Royal but a delicious beer nonetheless.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle courtesy of BrainLair. Not a very pleasant beer. Aroma has citrus and tangerine notes but mostly rotten fruit and mold. Flavor is even worse. Extremely sour and acetic. Some tangerine notes. Really unpleasant.


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