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

Bill Becker's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (582) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Poured into a tulip. 2011 vintage. 3.75 A: Pours a deep plum color. Some yeasties hanging out at the bottom of the glass. One finger of frothy beige head. Retention is about average and a half finger of lacing is left. 3.75 S: Well, this definitely has some cherries in it. Big, bold, beautiful cherries. Tart and delicious. I’m not detecting much bourbon at this point, but the barrel itself is quite present lending a soft tannic woodiness. Not much funk as this more showcases tartness and sour punches. Nice acetic acidity. Toastiness, mixed berries, sour plum, and a touch of lemon. 3.75 T: This pretty much mirrors the nose. Big, bold cherry. Moderate sour tanginess with plenty of tartness. Lemon, plum, black and blueberries. Toastiness, touch of neutral maltiness. Bit of earthy funk. 3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a light spritziness. Super smooth with a tart finish. 4.00 D: Very good beer. Didn’t get much bourbon, but that’s probably a good thing since it didn’t need any other flavors. ★ 1,054 characters DavoleBomb, Aug 15, 2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4073) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2015
Hazy brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of red fruits, vinegar, berries and caramel. Sour flavour, sweet caramel, nail polish remover. Sour finish, red berries.
(from 75cL bottle @ Let’s drink all of Rich’s American beers Tasting. Thanks for sharing, omgrich!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3443) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2015
At Rich’s Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. 2012 Sang Noir 9.8% a brown with a dash of red. A rich plum, figs & prunes aroma. Tart, cork, light fruitiness and a raspy dry carbonation. A bit oaky maple woodsy barrel charcter. Alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4962) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle, 2011 project thanks to cocoapuph. Pours clear ruby hazel, small tan head, decent lacing. Initial aroma is quite acetic, mellowing somewhat to reveal cherries, roasted malts, lemon, oak tannins, nail polish remover, and sherry. Flavor is medium tart, tartness really comes on late, puckering after a bit. Somewhat roasty, cherry notes, vinous and oaky, some nail polish remover but less than in the nose. Medium body, lingering tartness. Not bad, not great either.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KapitiCritique (375) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - AUG 4, 2015
sour cherries, not much head, very dark, red colour, very spritzy, very sour lingering finish, there is an interesting mushroom je ne sais quoi underlying the cherries. really liked it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8489) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Lots of red grape and raisin with a touch of vinegar. Cloudy brown with a decent beige head. Acidic, tart red grape with a bit of balsamic. Not bad for the age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1369) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle (2011) to taster Some diacetyl, grape, lemon. Dark, translucent red, with a bubbly ringed head. Taste is red grape, acid, tart cherry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (577) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
Dégustée chez Alexandre Mathieu. Cheers buddy! La bière est brune, opaque et délaissée de toute mousse. Le nez de cette bière ne m’a pas emballé, contrairement aux autres produits Cascade qui présentent des arômes beaucoup plus près des fruits qui ont servi au brassage. Celle-ci présente en fait un nez acétique, vinaigré, boisé, mince. Je n’aurais jamais pu deviner la présence de cerises. En bouche l’alcool et le bois occupent presque toute la place. On sent que l’acidité n’est pas qu’attribuable au bois mais à une cerise bien jeune mais timide. Finale sèche, cette bière ne figure pas parmi mes préférées de cette dégustation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (5218) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 cons 2015-07-11 Göteborg ABV: 9,345% AR: vinos, tart, sour lemonade AP: dark hazy brown, no head F: sour gooseberries, vineager, lemon flesh, tart

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (1337) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2015
Sample at RBScSG. 2011 Project. Dark amber with off white head. inegar, hay, oak in smell. Taste is lactic, vinegar, tart, oak. Dry and sour, medium carbonation.

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