poisoneddwarf (1901) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Brewed March 2012, so this is eight months old. Pours hazy orange with a medium beige head that leaves sheeting lace after it falls. Aroma is funky, peppery, caramelly, dark fruits, lemon rind. Taste is sour and acidic, not quite mouth-puckering, but more tart than most Flanders sours I’ve had (ie. Duchesse De Bourgogne or Rodenbach). Finishes with a little tannic bitterness. Mouthfeel is too foamy, in my opinion, body is medium to full. I like regualr old Fred better, but this is definitely interesting. I did not enjoy Flanders Fred with food or friends because this is my dinner and I’m a greedy bastard.
swoopjones (6734) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Great funky aroma, cherry ludens, red wine notes. Sour cherries dominate flavor , tart, red wineiness. Very nice Flanders
adrosson (148) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice sour red. Getting some cherries and some sweetness. Getting some funk.
Big bottle from Alan
Capa (2235) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange/red with minimal head. Aroma is fruity, bright, tart, light funk, sweet. Medium body. Flavor has a sharp tart bite right off the bat. Sweet fruits balance the tart punch, light sweet malt, cherry, tropical bright fruits, and light funk. I generally stay away from collaboration beers because they rarely live up to the hype. I’m very happy to have been talked into this one. Top-notch stuff here.
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 Bottle from Bacterial, just because he’s a nice guy! Thanks Jeff! Pour is a slightly hazy copper with a rich white head that leaves some nice lacing down the sides of my New Belgium tulip. Aroma on this beer just kicks so much ass- Tons of white stone fruit, pears, apples, spritzy citrus, with just the right amount of sour touch to let you know what’s there. Caramel malt makes itself known, along with some pine hops. Just sublime. Taste is perhaps a touch weaker. Still lots of white fruit, but the apple cider notes are more forward, with more malt presence as well. Soft sourness, perhaps a bit of acetic acid, but it works very well. Light carbonation. Great, great beer, I could drink gallons of the stuff!
Bacterial (2049) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am not going to lie - I'm an Alan Sprints fanboy. This beer is one of those reasons! Pour from a synthetic corked bomber. Tropical pineapple and grape nose from a slightly hazy golden liquid with a thick white foam head (lots of lacing). Wonderful fruit, slight acid and tartness in the taste. I'm glad I am not sharing this with anyone else!
Steve_0 (3254) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home with the wife. Pour is hazy amber with a big white head and great lacing. Pineapple, mango, golden raisins, white wine vinegar, light toffee, caramel, tart fruits, and yeast in the aroma. Taste is tropical fruits, lightly spicy, tangy, pineapple, peach, orange juice, toffee, and citric acid with a lightly tart finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Starts to get really fruity as it begins to warm. Really interesting beer and I kind-of dig the whole tart, tangy, golden ale that they got going on here. Nice stuff.
boxofrane (2341) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy copper with a finger of white head. The aroma Is very funky with sour cherry and white grape. The taste is medium sour with a skittles finish. Nice sour.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy honey-amber, spidery lace with rocky large bubbled white head. Sweet nose shows brown sugar and cinnamon atop flanders red, mainly in cherry, result is astringent and a bit green. Lightly acetic flavor shows more fruit, cherry nearing balsamic through a lightly medicinal, bubblegum ester finish. Thin, sticky profile accents green elements, draws out celery and medicine. Middle of the road.
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Craft Ale. Pours hazy golden pinkish with off-white head. Nose is funky and fruity, with some spice and yeast. Tasted tart up front, with notes of funky yeast esters, tropical fruit, berry, and spice. Complex finish with more yeasty and funky notes, but the fruit stays at the forefront.