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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Barrel Aged Double Flanders Red Ale


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Caskalefan (148) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2012
The flavor is intensely sour cherry and pinot, with subtle, and beautifully integrated support from the bourbon barrel aging. More dark fruits emerge as this nectar is sipped, and there is the same delicate spiciness that was in the aroma. There is a gluhkriek quality to this wild beauty that is softer, and more complex than any spiced kriek Iíve ever tasted, and an immediacy to the flavor that few beers can emulate. Iím off to my gourmet beer shop tomorrow to buy them out on this happy birthday weekend.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronbo39 (8) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
Aroma brilliant with cherries, and incredibly fruity. Appearance is a perfect transluscent brown color with a medium creme-brown head, liquid is hazy. Taste is medium-heavy sour with cherries, heavy heavy cherries. Palate, body is full, texture is thick, carbonation is lively, finish is sour, an explosion in your mouth. Quite possibly one of the finest sours I have drank!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 Draft at Sourfest 2009 at Brouwerís. Pours a nice black/dark burgundy with a solid tan head and nice lacing. At first, cherry and grapes dominate the sweet aroma with hints of blackberry. But as it warmed, a great wood began to dominate. This was a nice sweet beer balanced incredibly well with the sourness. This had a little wild carbonation but a nice long sour finish. As this got warmer, the beer became more and more complex as various flavors came out. This was the highlight of Sourfest for me (and I sampled it three times throughout the day to make sure) and one of the best beers Iíve ever had.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2009 On tap at Uberís Cascade Night (and Brouwerís Sour Fest). Pours dark reddish brown with a nice beige head. Huge tart and slightly funky aroma of cherry and wood with tobacco emerging as it warms. The cherries really worked well with this one. Medium bodied and bubbly with a nice lingering tart finish. My favorite of the Fest.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (7872) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bomber from Craft. Pours turbid burnt umber with 1-finger khaki head that retains well. Nose is intense tart bing and black cherry, oaky earthy lactose, mild brown sugary wafts. Tastes of tart lactic cherry, staying rich of cherry flavor and earthy oaky flavor, and in my mind being comparable to the great wild cherry ales of anywhere in the world. Play that funky music, baby!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Skarcher (2) - - SEP 4, 2013 does not count
This sour is a fabulous blend of tart cherry, smokiness, and the subtle complexity of Pinot noir. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Holiday Ale Festival Portland 2008. MY FAVORITE beer at the festival, and that is saying quite a lot with such and impressive line up. Lovely sour aroma swiftly climbs out of the glass and smacks you a bout. First taste hits your mouth and makes the eyes crinkle up with the tart flavor. After a few sips you really get to delve into the complexity of the flavors and the beautiful bouquet really opens up for you. Incredible beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
sample from the pitcher @ GABF on 9/17/10. murky reddish brown pour with a 1/4" off white head. really nice acidic nose with some dark cherry notes and other dark fruit notes. lots of sourness throughout the body from front to back. sweet with more dark fruit layers. oak, dry tart finish. excellent sour!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Nice deep red pour with a light tan head. Aroma is leather, sour, funk. That tart nose really hits you. Massive tart notes on the first taste. Kind of obliterates your mouth in a good way. Subsequent sips are rewarded with hints of leather, wood, dark fruit, very vinous. Always that excellent level of tartness making you savor each sip. This was an amazing beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davey101 (693) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2012
2011 Project, Sang Noir. 750 ml into a tulip glass. Served around cellar temperature. A - Dark red body that is pretty damn murky. Two finger high dirty tan head formed and settled down to a thin cap with nice edging. Really thick lacing with crazy retention. Really gorgeous looking beer. S - I donít mean this in a bad way whatsoever but the aroma reminds me of a cherry infused bourbon, only much much better and milder. Fresh and natural tart cherries lead into warming oak tannins and vanilla. A bit of cinnamon and nutmeg on the finish. Its so complex, layered, and delicious while remaining mild and light. The whisky barrels are noticeable and the pinot barrels seem to just accent and calm down the sourness of the cherries with a bit of vinous red wine notes. Seriously one of the best aromas I have found in a wild ale. T - Tart and vibrant cherries, oak, vanilla, and cinnamon. A light sour finish with some acetic and vinegar notes that youíll find in a flanders oud bruin. Not as complex or amazing as the nose, but extremely delicious and refreshing. Mouth feel is medium and coating with light carbonation. Alcohol well hidden. O - I found their Kriek too be enjoyable, but a bit simple. This just puts that beer to absolute shame. What an amazing use of cherries. I think I prefer this to any Belgian kriek or even fruit lambic that I have tried as the whiskey and pinot barrel notes are just so smooth and seem to compliment the bing cherries. World class beer for sure!


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