JohnGalt1 (310) - , Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received this in trade with Jvillefan earlier this year... Thanks a bunch Michael, this was REALLY well done.
Looks like a light cola on the pour... tan head with spotty lacing.
Nose is pretty proper... balanced acetic/fruity notes... dark cherries and plum.. bourbon is there but shows as more of a vanilla presence.
If you subtract the barrel presence, this is a better Flanders Red than many of the Continental versions that limp to our local shelves. Again very fruity with the expected acetic/tannic wine notes... fermented out sweet cherries with underripe plums. The barrels add an all encompassing vanilla character..
A residual sweetness adds to the body... good bubbles lead to a bit of a burpy burn for me.
This is a winner... Damn happy I was able to try it... Thanks a bunch Michael... You are a fantastic trader.
boFNjackson (4025) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (thanks goodbyeohio)... Poured deep, reddish, dark burgundy with a thin forming khaki head. Aroma of rich, tart cherries with faint barrel and acid. Lots of oak and barrel, but nothing that screamed bourbon here. But that’s ok. Wonderful, ripe, sour cherry pie flavor with acidic tartness, mild acetone, and mild yeasty funk spice. Really nice, especially as it warmed up.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, Snallygaster. Medium beige head atop red-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, sour cherry, some wood, light vinous. Taste is moderately sweet, sour cherry, some wood, vinous, faint Bourbon. Medium body, low carbonation, light acidity.
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours reddish brown with an orange colored head. The aroma is awesome with big sweet and tart cherries with a little leather, salt and orange. The flavor is the same. Nice sweet and sour, salt, cherries and leather in the finish. Rich on the plate with a touch of cherry syrup. Really tasty.
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Murky red pour. Bourbon, vanilla, and sour tart with cherry in the aroma. Taste is cherry and red wine with bourbon. Coating mouthfeel. Nice beer.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red waxed bottle. Poured a mahogany color with a thin sized off white head. Vinegar, sour/tart cherries, and some woodiness. Would not have guessed bourbon.
beersearcher (2296) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a muddy red, brown. Sour funk very apparent. I get mostly cherry notes amidst the sour that goes on and on. Really perks up the tongue. Happy 5th Anniversary Blue Palms!
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A Flanders red is supposed to be tart and fruity, and this one conforms to style. Sour cherries supported by a subtle base of caramel malt. Some mild vinegar and oak notes. Didn’t smell or taste bourbon as others have noticed, but I will admit that the beer was served too cold and drunk so quickly due to its deliciousness that it probably just never had a chance to come out.
Blairgus (2416) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
30 July 3013, bottle. Red/brown and a bit hazy. Nose is balsamic vinaigrette and some tart cherries. Thin body and fizzy. Tart cherries, almost a dry oakiness, vinaigrette, dry finish. Awesome!
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mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Belmont Station, pours a a hazy deep dark amber with a small pink-tinted head. Aroma brings out vinegar, tart red fruits, and a bit of wood. Flavour brings out tart red fruits, Worcestershire sauce, and only a hint of the bourbon barrels. Very tart, moderately vinegary, finishing slightly acidic. Solid stuff.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Larry, nice dark ruby red pour with a nice white head. Aromas of bourbon, cherries, brown sugar and caramel. Taste is cherries, nice barrel backing, nice tart finish as well, really solid.
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