MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Earthy, vinous and leathery, this Flanders-style Red knows how to captivate the tastebuds while making them relax due to a frothy and airy mouthfeel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-This is more effervescent than any Flemish-style Red I’ve ever had. Yet this ’Saison-level’ carbonation works beautifully with the tartness and fruitiness.
-Acidity is certainly present, but never detracts from the rest of the brew’s complexity.
-I was expecting a somewhat leaner mouthfeel.
-The rusticity created is compelling.
-The oak barrels give a hint of added character while never detracting from the other ingredients at play.
Huhzubendah (2549) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul.
The beer is mahogany to crimson colored with a thin collar. Aromas of oak, cherries, vinegar, plums, wine. Very nice. The flavor follows suit, with sour cherries and an overall acetic character. Vinous and lightly sweet. Grapes and cherries. Some musty oak. An outstanding representation of the style. Delicious.
Steve_0 (2671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home with friends, thanks Andre. Pour is clear brown with a red tint and foamy tan head and decent lacing. Tangy, red wine vinegar, woody, lightly roasty, cherry, and grapey aroma. Taste is tangy, red wine, dry oaky, vinegar, lactic, leather, somewhat nutty, and roasty with a medium sour finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Easily one of the better Flanders I have had.
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Hazy brown pour with a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma is a swirl of vanilla, cherries, leather and mild, woody funk. Light to medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is fruity and tart – sour cherries – but also presents a gentle notes of malty caramel and tannic, bread crust bitterness. Lengthy, tart, caramel finish. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
jkwood04 (3950) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle in a HF tulip glass. Pours deep amber/brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of sourness/funkiness/tartness, some dark caramel and slightly chocolaty malts, a good amount of oak, and a nice dark fruit note. Flavor the same with a great blend of the sourness and the oak and the malts. Average texture. Another great beer from this brewery.
markducommun (208) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep cloudy, red-brown. Citrus, blackberry, notes of vanilla. Very sour, some bitters notes. Starts sweeter, finishes very dry. Medium body, crisply effervescent. Pretty awesome.
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Marheb (2055) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Superbe concoction rubis avec une belle tête instable et crémeuse. Le nez est celui d’un yogourt aux petits fruits des champs sous un nuage de porto. En bouche, peu de notes acétiques, très rond et balancé avec une finale surprenante de cerises dans le chocolat. Le liquide est également peuplé de sucres diverses, tout en élégance. Buvabilité irraisonnable.
Reynolds314 (2334) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This absolutely nailed it. Pour is a mahogany brown with light tan head. Aroma is cherries, almonds, vanilla, balsamic, and grapes. Taste is vinous, oaky, tart, and quite dry. So good.
birdmachine (165) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle into the #properglassware. Aroma is fairly oaky with hints of red wine, toasted oak, almonds, tree bark and light yogurt. The beer pours clear mahogany color with an everlasting off-white head that leaves behind gorgeous rings of lace. A very pretty beer to match the chilly autumn night. Taste is tart cherry, almonds, some funky leather, a little tannic, acidic, musty wood and finally some malty spice note. This is definitely a beer on the malty side, which is interesting with the sour finish. The beer is medium body, some lactic quality in the finish that mixes so well with the sour bite and dry finish. Overall an oaky malty acidic beer with a nice layer of lactic flavors as well.
Johnsense (802) - - NOV 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Dark brown pour with ruby highlights. A good fingers worth of head. Oak, red wine, sour cherry in the aroma. Some earthiness. Fairly tart, Cherry, red wine, vanilla, oak, slightly leathery, and a funky yeast profile. Quite complex. Slick mouthfeel.