yankeepride (10) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 From a bottle, enjoyed with venison cutlets with a side of rice and vegetables sauteed in a tomato sauce and finished with an Asian chili pepper paste.
Has an apricot nose with a bit of sweetness along the lines of caramel. Pours a toffee-colored opaque with a light bubbly layer on top, like cider. Has a bit of sour to it like fresh green apples up front, but leaves a bit of a stale finish. Has a fizz that hits you right away and lingers throughout the tasting.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: An unusual semi-sour, semi-sweet, semi-acidic amber ale.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed soon after purchased, tasting with Montréal friends.
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by a beige ring of foam.
In long: Nose is strangely wild with a musty character, a dirty farmhouse, light but sharp acidity. Taste is kind of here and there. Sweet caramelized malts, some sharp acidic notes, refreshing fruity flavors (ground cherries, berries, tropical fruits), iced tea. Sweetness and sourness are nose to nose in the finish. Overall very tasty but also a sensation of two unrelated beers mixed together, which is pretty much what it is if I understood right. This is an unusual beer, I liked it but some people didn’t, I am not judging anyone, I don’t like people who judge other people, I hate these people, I really hate judges, I hate their know-it-all attitude, and their stupid court attire, and the ankle monitor they are forcing me to wear.
jcartamdg (1602) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden brown with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel malt, tart fruit, cherries and chocolate. Taste follows, sour and malty. Different but interesting.
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kmweaver (3204) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle at HOTD. Pours a lightly hazy, deep golden-orange color; fine-bubbled light-tan head with excellent retention and lacing. A cidery tartness and acetic character in the nose: apples, somewhat lactic? Medium body; lively CO2; plenty of balsamic vinegar here, with a cidery tartness, overripe red fruits, and a comparatively darn-good Flanders red profile overall that refrains from being overly sweet. Acetic ending, with a bit of lasting red fruit.
ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at butcher and the boar. Yeasty in the nose with promises of sour. Hazy amber with off white head and beautiful lace. Very complex for a sour. Plenty of funk and some vinousness. Not my favorite style but outstanding.
camborne (640) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Large white head with nice lacing. Big green apple nose. Palate is numerous fruit. Nice burn to finish. Unlike some lambric fruit bombs.
sherm1016 (1038) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the Butcher and the Boar. Pours a light amber color with a big white head and nice lacing. Aroma is fruity, cherry, wheat, a little piney hops. Medium to heavy on the palate with soft, smooth carbonation. Flavor is sweet and sour, bread, nutty, some bitter hops, some sour cherry funk, a little oak, with a tart, fruity finish. Super excited that I finally got to try this. Very tasty.
BEENJAMIN (256) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours burnt orange with an off white head. The aroma is layered; musty Apple, apricot, pear, spice, tropicana galore. The mouth feel is what gets me even more. Highly palatable, slightly tart, the most delicious sour. Flavors of watermelon sugary apple with a perfect amount of acidity to cut through. This beer is perfection.
Atom (1200) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pracna, pours a hazy orange/copper with a large off-white head. Aroma is musky and tart, with stretched caramel, oranges, tangerines, and sweet bread yeast. Taste starts with a hint of tartness, into lambic flavors with a mellow sweetness of oranges, tangerines, apricot and cherries, with some slight caramel malt. Yum just yum, tasty and drinkable.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml from the Rare Beer Club. Though not all of the DeProef collabs have been as stellar as the initial one, it was hard to see how this one could go wrong. And indeed, it turned out frickin great. First surprise was on the pour, which was more orange-gold than the brownish-red I expect when seeing the word Flanders. Brimming with carbonation, it’s attractive. Nose was soft and oaky, with vinous qualities as well as zesty dry citrus and funk. Perky mouthfeel and a super-dry finish, you can definitely get a sense of the lambic use to blende with the oaky stronge blonde. Very nice combo indeed.
Flanders Fred – more tart and blonde than expected, very nice though