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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This beer is produced in memory of Michael Jackson, the Beer Hunter. It is made with Organic Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malts. Michael is fermented with a variety of yeasts and bacteria. It is aged in American oak and Sherry casks for 30 months and released every November from the Brewery only.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3003) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle shared with Belgbeergeek . Pours clear, dark orange . Good white head . Smell is sour, oaky . Taste is dry , sour , very fruity . Intense, but very elegant at the same time . Nice !

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5666) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. Dark amber pour with a white head. The aroma has some heavy cherry and sherry notes with some toffee thrown in. The flavor is similar, with some acidic cherry character complemented by some sweet toffee malt. There is also a fairly strong vinegar component to the flavor. The mix of sweet and sour is very well done. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1574) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to mora...Pour is caramel with thin fading head..Nose is funk, tart, bugs, oak, spice...Taste is some vinegar, spice, oak, berries, tart, leather..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2605) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle at the Brewery. Pour is murky amber with a small tan head that quickly dissipated. Tangy, figgy, green apples, caramelly, bready, and pears in the aroma. Taste is sour apples, lemon peel, biscuit, caramel, and pears with a moderately sour finish. Medi body with soft carbonation. Decent stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
At Hair of the Dog with Taylor, Stephen, Dina, and Rob. Pours dark mustard brown orange. Aroma is sour fig, apple. Taste is dark sour, huge oak, woody, figs, fizzy carmalized apple. Finish is alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2218) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle consumed at Hair of the Dog. Copper pour with a fleeting white head. Sour cherry and vinegar aromas. Nice vinegar, sour cherry, and malty notes. Good body and mouthfeel. Well done...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
2012 Vintage. $24 for a 12poz bottle! Poured an amberish color with an off white head. Fruity, lighter funk, wood, light vinegar, and cherries. This one was OK, but does not justify the price tag.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (922) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2014
2012 bottle at home. Pours an ugly murky brown with gorgeous creamy, dense head that lasts and lasts, continually replenished by the lively stream of bubbles rising in the glass. Aroma: Cherries at the forefront, sitting atop a balsamic base. A touch of vanilla, a nice earthy mustiness, and even a bit of lemon zest. Really nice aroma. Taste: not as sweet as I expected from the cherry/vanilla combo of the aroma. The mustiness is more prominent here than in the aroma. Assertive balsamic-sourness, with mild bitterness in the finish as well. Vanilla still shows itself, as does an almost astringent tannic note. Palate: With my first few sips this felt a little hollow/thin, but as I drink more and have acclimated it feels just right. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Overall: I recall not really enjoying this fresh, but now Iím glad I still have a bottle left. This is quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3019) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle shared by verbalessence at Antwerpen park bench tasting. Flat-ish red - orange pour. Tons of bourbon strangely enough, light winey notes, cherries, very very light acetic notes. Taste is sweet fruity, vanilla light acidity, lots of alcohol. Palate is med-full bodied, sweet with low carbonation. Not exactly an accurate flemish red, but still interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2726) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). 2012 vintage. Shared by verbalessence, thanks! Murky caramel color with a small persistent beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of vanilla, red fruits, strong wooden notes, caramel and Sherry. Taste isnít very sour. Thereís a good amount of vanilla here too, red fruits, wood, Sherry, caramel and light acidic presence. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Woodsy finish. Iím not sure I would have classified this one as a Flanderís Red in a blind tasting, but itís still quite tasty.


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