emacgee (4238) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy/murky reddish amber with two fingers of coaxed tan head head that quickly collapses on itself. Light cherry skin tartness, a touch of wood, fruity esters, and a touch of popcorn butter. Flavor shows a nice acidity and tannic note from the wood with some diacetyl showing with warmth. Light bodied.
Tmoney99 (11459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured a hazy reddish brown color with an average to large creamy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour fruit aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy tart & sour flavor with a medium to heavy tart & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer for style.
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Michigan Winter Beer Festival - 22-Feb-2014. Flanders style. A little maltier than most other Flanders reds that I’ve had. Tart but not truly sour. Might just need a bit more age?
firstsip (552) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at HopCat. Dark red pour. Sour nose. Good, sour body--a bit more emphasis on vinegar than tartness, moreso than I’d expect from a "Flanders" red. Decent.
tectactoe (2845) - Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2014 Tap: Opaque mahogany body with only a light shimmer of red tones floating through; beige-ish head is gone in only a few moments. Aroma is heavy duty oak with a mild sour cherry presence, light cinnamon-like spice, & an apparent booziness. The booziness carries over to the taste... Lots of oak & vinous flavors, though the booze almost tastes like an undercurrent of bourbon? Only lightly tart, not what I’d call "sour". Dry, cherry skin & slightly acidic finish. Plenty of oak, front to back. Only OK, I prefer my Flanders Reds with more tart & less apparent alcohol presence.