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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Sour red ale aged in bourbon barrels


JohnGalt1's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (1538) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2013
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathanvc (205) - Brugge, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2016
At Ghent Beer Festival. Pours clear ruby red with a small beige head. Smells of bourbon. The aroma contains caramel, malts, vinegar, whisky and citrus. It tastes medium sweet and medium to heavy sour. The finish is long and acidic - a bit too much. Medium body, soft carbonation. Great to discover.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2016
20/VIII/16 - 75cl bottle @ Gents Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2016-868)

Clear ruby red beer, small aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of lactobacillus, very earthy, tobacco leafs, some caramel. MF: lively carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish, lots of lacto, lemony, acidic, vinegar even, bit fruity. Aftertaste: very sourish, lemon juice, vinegar, way too sour, burns the throat. Don’t like the super aggressive character of this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (9390) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2016
No head left but small rim; red-brown beer. Sour, vinous, cherries, wood - all things nice. Sour-fruity, red (unripe) fruit, redcurrant. Complex, lactic, tad of acetid, just a hint at vanilla. Acidburning, acidthinning. A tad too sour, maybe - but (very) good all the same.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (7641) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2016
Thank you for sharing! Sampled 750 ml. bottle @ Gents Bierfestival 2016. Dark red copper with no head. Nose is quite sour with glue components, sour red fruit, vinegar, quite sour & puckering but rather nice. Taste is sour vinegar, acidic, touch glue, sour puckering red fruit & oak, didn’t get the bourbon, puckering vinegar cherry,… Body is vinegar, oak & glue. Quite harsh but also pretty good & enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2016
(750ml, 2015 vintage, Batch 1) Pours a clear red body with a small off-white head. Aroma of cherry, vinous, and caramel. Flavor of cherry, brett, oak, caramel, vinous, and berries with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1406) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2016
Caoba limpio y espuma beis. Aromas de fruto rojo ácido, madera, ligero caramelo. Cuerpo medio acidez de fruto rojo y final seco y regusto acético.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (4994) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2016
3 oz pour at Hops & Pie. Aroma of red fruits, sour berries, light oak, light vanilla and a hint of bourbon. Similar flavor, sour and barrel complexities with hints of bourbon spice and a tart, lingering finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34227) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 21, 2016
A red beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, berries, malt, and malt. The flavor is acidic with notes of vinegar, malt, brettanomyces, berries, and yeast, leading to a tart finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (1422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle sampled at a tasting. Dark ruby pour with a small tan head. Smells of cherries, rosé wine, vanilla and bourbon. Tastes like vinegar, vanilla, macerated cherries and bourbon barrel. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (1134) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 22, 2016
Dark ruby color with light brown head. Aroma has tart fruits, balsamic vinegar and bourbon. Taste is really sour, acetic, astringent with nice bourbon and caramel in the background. Body is light, dry and astringent with a good amount of carbonation. Really nice, complex taste.


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