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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Sour red ale aged in bourbon barrels


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (1261) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
On tap at Beer Revolution. Aroma is full of fruit with some light oak character and some acidity. Lots of cherries, plums, prunes and currants with some faint vanilla and spice. Light acidity in the aroma but not too acetic. Pours a burnt amber with ruby notes. Solid, slightly off white head with really good retention. Light lacing and very small legs. Flavor is similar to the aroma with lots of fruitiness with balanced oak and acuity. Lots of cherry, currant, plum and prune. The acidity compliments and isn't too overpowering - some acetic acid but mostly lactic. Finish has some oak, vanilla and spice character with faint acidity. the finish has a bit of raisin in it and other dried fruit as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium full carbonation. No astringency and low alcohol warmth. A bit of a smoothness to it; the acidity definitely isn't too sharp. Overall this is one of the best American Flanders Ales that I have had. Lots of fruitiness with balanced malt character and acidity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7903) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Tap @ Cellar 3, Poway.
Pours mahogany color with a small head. Sour fruity aroma with malts and earthy funk, spices. Quite sour palate, apricot, rowan berries and yeast tones. Good.
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7590) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Draught @ Cellar 3. Aroma has wood, sweet berry juice and mild balsamico. Flavour is rather acidic with vinegar, red wine and mild berry juice tones. Also rhubarb. Rather aggressive Flanders red.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (5061) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Draught @ Cellar 3, Poway, CA Pours reddish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of sourish berries, some cherries, bourbon, wood, oak and vanilla. Taste is sweetish and sourish with some berries, tart cherries, toffee, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Finish is sour and slightly vinegary with some tart berries and loads of oak. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7442) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Draught @ Cellar 3 Brewing, Poway, CA. Pours a hazy amber brown colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of deep rich berries, wood and bourbon. Flavour of strong sour red berries, vinegar, bourbon and a bit of chocolate. Full bodied. Warming finish. Quite an aggressive beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours reddish brown with a thick beige head and a sour brown aroma. There is a hearty sour brown flavor - very Flanders. There is a tart finish with a hint of bourbon.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4223) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2015
750 ml bottle. Ruby brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of cherry pie, oak, vinous, berry, and tart. Taste is of berry, cherry jam, tart, pie crust.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4430) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle. Great. Smell is candy. Fruity, Tangy, wood, good. Nice. Reddish. Beige head. The taste is candy, fruit, sour patch kids, good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (898) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a very hazy light brown amber color with an off white head. Aroma is potent, sour, balsamic vinegar, classic Flanders character. Like duchesse on steroids. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Deep ruby/mahogany pour with a wispy white ring. Loads of cherry, super tart, not sure that I get the bourbon barrels but complex for sure. Get some pie filling with graham cracker, cinnamon, and biscuit. Also get some unripened raspberry and blackberry. Loads of citric acid. Heartburn is imminent. Enjoyed this one!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryecatcher (1030) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2015
750mL bottle. Deep amber pour, medium head with decent retention. Nose is sour fruity funkdom, earthy must, black cherry, a rich woody quality, some vanilla faintly lingering. Mouth is tart, crabapple, green mango, sour cherries, balsamic earthy musty thing, again hints of vanilla near the finish, along with a bitterness that adds an exclamation point to the barrel residue. Medium bodied. Complex. Very nice.


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