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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Sour red ale aged in bourbon barrels

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (1164) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (984) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2015
750ml bottle - Cellar 3 Series - pours a murky cherry amber color . Aromas of tart cherry, mild vinegar funk and oak . Loads of sour cherry , oak , barnyard funk . Excellent ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bhensonb (12322) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
750 c&c from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours darkly ruddy, but clear, with no even an attempted head. Aroma is West-Vlaanderen with a hint of bourbon. Full body or damn near. Flavor is sour/sour with red berry and lots of flavors that aren’t bourbon. Like oak. Yet bourbon notes do pervade the liquid. Especially notable during belches. Astringent. Tart. Sour. Oak. Red berry. OMYFG! This should be in the nomination list for beer of a life time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3913) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose and taste are sour cherry, tart, fruity, pretty good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10715) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Tap at Cellar 3. Pours clear tawny with a medium, fizzy light beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is cherry, acetic acid, grapes, light oak, and toast. Flavor is acetic grapes and cherries, oak, light bourbon, toast malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3638) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2015
Red brown colour, off-white head. Sour aroma, cherry, citric acid. Sour flavour, lactic acid, red fruits. Finish wood, red fruits and lactic acid.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2778) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Clear copper liquid with a small off-white head. Aroma of salubrin, red onions, dried fruit, lemon and wood. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of wood, dried fruit and red berries. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Nice enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (5253) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, green session. 03/05/2014. Rich red / burgundy coloured pour with a cream lasting head. Aroma is tart sharp acid, raspberry, musty. Flavour is sharp acid, grape skins, tanin, touch of vinegar. Palate is semi-sweet nice dryish finish. Lingering socks and harsh acid. Yeast character lacks complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3148) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
Oak-aged sour ale apparently inspired by ’Flemish red’, the sour variant of oud bruin. Off-white, creamy, stable head, cloudy burgundy colour. Strong aroma of wine vinegar, old madera, passion fruit, gooseberry, redcurrant, lemon, white grapes, wood. Taste begins with lemony freshness and red berry kind of sourishness, caramelly malts, sweetish base, very fruity, increasing acidity towards the finish and ending dry, long and complex. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014

Draught @ CBC 2014 [ Green Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Green Flash Flanders Drive ].
Clear medium to dark red color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, tart berry, wood, vinegar. Flavour is moderate sweet and acidic with a long duration, berry, vinegar, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140503]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (13625) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2014
CBC. Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and sour fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 030514

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