rumproasts (2038) - 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 Iíve had. Tart but not truly sour. Might just need a bit more age?
firstsip (239) - 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 Iíd expect from a "Flanders" red. Decent.
tectactoe (1058) - Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 Iíd call "sour". Dry, cherry skin & slightly acidic finish. Plenty of oak, front to back. Not bad, but I prefer my Flanders Reds with more tart & less apparent alcohol presence.