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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Barrel Aged Double Flanders Red Ale


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (652) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2011 Project, bought from the brewery online for $21 It pours a murky rusty colour, started off with over a finger head of foam but that quickly dissipated. Very little lacing left behind. You can certainly smell the sour cherries and the oak barrel. Some slight note of vanilla there. My nose is happy. Tart cherries up front in the taste, oak flavours not so much. Alcohol extremely well hidden when it comes to what sits and swirls in my mouth, some definite warming during and after the swallow. Sour, yeah, but not overly so. Very slight hint of a vinegar sourness so I don’t *think* that heartburn will be an issue. Very tasty from the get go; I opened it at near room temp to get all of the flavours rather than opening after pulling from the fridge. A delightfully delicious Wild Ale that I wish had a bit less alcohol to make it even more drinkable; as is, it’s still and an easy drop to tip back. I’m very impressed with what Cascade has made here. They sure do know their s*it.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (5143) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
75cl bottle at home. It pours a dark copper / brown color with ruby edges and a minimal tan head. Aroma is strong acidic and light funk with wine esters balsamic vinegar strawberries melon lemon and funk. Taste is also acidic an deep oaky complex with notes of wood vanilla balsamic vinegar lemon juice and tart raisins. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, great beer

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus for his birthday. 2014 vintage. Aroma is tart cherry, barrel, whiskey, sour, funk, skins, lots of red wine, yowza. Appearance is red and dark brown, light tan head, pretty hazy. Taste immediate tart cherry, red wine, followed by barrel, skins, funk, very layered, very good. Mouthfeel is medium body, crisp carbonation, lots of wine in the aftertaste. Overall, yowza. Quite quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (9265) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a near clear deep amber brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is very acid forward with strong sour cherries, a bit of wine dryness and a bit of bourbon. Flavor has sour cherry throughout with a bit of earthiness, some dry wine and a hint of bourbon.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mep3222 (1044) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2016 Fantastic aroma of oaky dark fruit and lactic sour. So complex. Fig, raisin, oak, almost a mild Woody cherry. Taste is lactic sour, maybe 5 or 6 of 10, very balanced and not overly sour for cascade beers. Dark, and almost a dry finish. Woody dark fruit flavors give enough balance to the sour. Flavors of fig, raisin, oak and slight sweet with some vanilla bourbon, the bourbon Woody flavors are so balanced and not boozy at all. A slight tannic Woody finish. That is the only slight negative to this beer, it is almost like it aged a bit too long and got too woody? But that is a slight negative ( having this again and do not feel it is too Woody, so I would remove that as a slight negative and am bumping from4.7 to 4.8. It is so complex and just great) . It is so complex and a great sour. Really good. Read on the bottle after the fact that it is aged on Bing cherries. The cherry flavors I get from it tasted like they were all from the wood. Sugars all fermented away and really intermingled with the oak. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (1580) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle pour at BCS. Thanks to BCS staff for sharing! Clearish blood copper with almost no head. Big funky nose with lots of oak, cherry, hay and barnyard notes. Active carbonation and fruit-forward on the palate with big fruit notes that come out as it warms. Very aggressive tartness, but not quite sour as the oak really mellows out the tartness. Some light oaky vanilla notes as it warms as well. Finish is tart and dry with cherry and almond. Awesome!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle. Hazy deep copper liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of lemon, citrus, toffee, bread, toffee and caramel. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of grapefruit, lemon, light grain and red apples. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1608) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with no head. Aroma and taste are great, perfect amount of tart, sour, and wood.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4127) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle shared at RBScSG in Gothenburg. Pours ugly murky yellowish dark brown with a small creamy beige head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour and malty with dark bread, sourdough crackers, lemon juice, hay, moist soil, vanilla, moist wood, charries, balsamic vinegar and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, sour, malty and fruity. mouthfeel is round, tart, tiny dry, throat burning acetic and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and sour with dark bread, sourdough crackers, caramel, lemon juice, cherries, raspberries, dark grapes, hay, moist soil, moist wood, balsamic vinegar, barnyard and lemon zest. Too acetic and very hard to drink...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattH (714) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Sweet and spicy aroma. Flavor is slightly sour with some caramel flavor. Good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (825) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2015
2014 Project. 750 bottle. Mucky brown with lite lacing. Funky fruity tobacco nose with mellow sour cherries. Starts out tart, but not strong, more sour cherries with vinous and wood character. Soft sourness in the finish. Bourbon and alcohol seem to be absent.


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