scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy sour? Seems like a mash up of aromas. Crystal malt forward, toasty oak comes out and a touch of Brett. Hazy dark auburn, clingy dense tan head. Hmm. I was so hoping for this to be a BIG Flanders Red. It’s more like an oak aged hoppy strong ale fermented with Brett. In that regard, it’s an awesome beer. Great. I just saw Flanders Red on the label and started drawing my own conclusions. All this caramel malt is tempered nicely with the vibrant Brett, oaky tannins, and bright hops. I think this is the best it will be, but I will be excited to see where this creation will end up.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Pours a murky light chestnut color, topped with a relatively large tan head. Rye is the predominant aroma, with notes of oak, peat and perhaps some dark fruit. Rye and earthy hops hit the palate first. Wood, wild yeast, a little vanilla, and dark fruit are present for a brief time, but the rye and hops come back to the forefront and dominate the finish. Hops cling to the palate. Interesting, but I was hoping for more wild character.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750. Toasted oak with a sweet/sour rye tango. Odd. A lot at once. Fun collaboration.
jredmond (6923) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Belgian Cafe. Pours a dark, hazy murky red body with brownish tint and off white creamy lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, alcohol, and sweet malty notes. Mouthfeel is smooth with a sharp sting of alcohol and notes of raisins, fig, prunes, and malts.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Belgian. Pours a deep, murky amber with a thick, pillowy off white heavy laced head. Aroma of doughy yeast, sweet toasty malts, vanilla, oak, and alight hints of peat and funk. Medium to full bodied with a smooth, sticky sweet palate. Finishes warm and solid. Good.
ScottButler (13) - Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful reddish color with a fairly nice nose. Doesn’t taste even a little bit like a Flanders Red - reminds me more of an amber that Southern Tier would make. Big, imperial style, powerful amber-style flavors, a little over the top - strong. Just ok. I love De Proef, and I love Terrapin, but this didn’t quite do it for me.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
BCTC 2010, Ratebeer tent, my bottle. Pours a rouge/brown color, tasted like a real old IPA, very little resemblance to a flanders IMO, styrofoam & booze, little else
thirdeye11 (5911) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle thanks to blutt59) rich deep amber with lasting creamy and oily off-white head. Nose of pine, brett, florals, and hibiscus. Taste is flowery, mildly bitter, rye, brett and the finish is oily floral, smooth and slightly bitter.
DocLock (8949) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 cc from Capone’s, CAH, and Smith’s. Pours turbid deep copper ruby mahogany with 3 f ow head. Great lacing, so shive the under-attenuated argument up your corn hole. Nose is hefty caramel malt, earthy, spicy and floral, withh substantial tropical fruity citrtus and hops, plus black peppery notes. Tastes very peppery, malty,, with hops, tangerine, pineapple, earthy vanilla, and a smooth finish. This is a very good beer, but my question is whether this one is better than the Pugsley XXXIPA I had earlier. After a few more sips, I can unequivocally say yes.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red/brown with a good off-white head. Aroma is of dark fruit, like cherries. Malty taste - like an earthy toast. The finish is quite bitter with what seems like brett character in it (but not a lot) and then the feel of alcohol on your tongue. I’m actually a little disappointed, but in looking at the ratings, I’m guessing this one just doesn’t do it for me personally.