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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Flander’s Style Red Ale: Aged in Wine and Port barrels. In friendship with Will Meyers from Cambridge Brewing Company. Brewed in April of 2011. 375ml


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
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.

Bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2549) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
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!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwood04 (3950) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (208) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2055) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2334) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
birdmachine (165) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Johnsense (802) - - NOV 20, 2013
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.


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