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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Flanders Style Red Ale with Cherries


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (649) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours ruby red, pinkish whit head. Aroma is mildly sweet cherries, slight tartness. Taste is light, tart, cherry, not super sour, but a nice drinker.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5314) - Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2014
750 ml bottle to taster (thanks brew3crew). Looks decent; a murky orangish brown with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good; funky and mildly tart with notes of cherries. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel that’s smooth, but could be a bit more sour. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is slightly hazy magenta with a small white head and good lacing. Ripe cherry skin, vanilla, graham crackers, jammy, dark berries, dark grapes, blueberries, and raspberries in the aroma. Taste is sweet jammy, dark fruits, blueberry, raspberry skins, biscuit, herbal, lemony, and cherry skin with a medium sour finish. Medium body with medium to soft carbonation. Really well balanced Kriek with great spice notes, fruits and sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6152) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of cherry, vinegar, slight lemon, hints of yeast. Taste is a mix of cherry, berry, grass, hints of earth, hints of yeast, finishing fairly tart, blackberry, finishing fairly tart, slightly dry.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1701) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2014
750 ml beeswax dipped bottle. Aroma consists of cherries, vinegar, wood, Sour Patch Kids, almonds, raisins. Pours mahogany with a thick beige head with great retention. Taste is lightly sour (4/10 on a sour scale), finishing dry. High champagne-like carbonation. Good. I was hoping for more sour and less carbonation, though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3211) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2014
750 ml bottle at City Beer in San Francisco, California, purchased by a guy next to us at the bar (Derek) who graciously shared with my friend and I. The pour is hazed ruby red, with a off white head that is small, though leaves nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is cherry skin, cherry fruit, barrel, and tart vinegar, funk and general sour. The taste is a nice blend of the tart cherry flavors, framed by the earthy funk sour and wood. Nice nuanced flavors, nicely blended. Finish shows softly sweet vanilla The palate is medium to light bodied, solid carbonation and tart sweet finish. Nice one, thanks Derek.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5295) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle at Erics courtesy of Bill. Pours a deep reddish brown body. Aroma is dark fruits, sour cherry and nice tart character. Mouthfeel is medium and tart with nice notes of sour cherry, light earth, faint vinegar and brown sugar.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kondominium (14) - - MAY 11, 2014
750ml bottle. Dark brown/maroon pour. Tart Aroma. Slightly sour with cherry undertones. Overall pleasant and decent but not my favorite Sour Red. Worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6299) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2014
Bottled. Nose of cherry, yogurt, cream, subtle but nice. Deep maroon color with lace. Nice dark cherry flavor, yogurt. Airy body, dry. Would like more acid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2059) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2014
Bomber brought back from PDX. Sour cherry nose, with some light sweet funk. Brownish pink color. Light tangy fruit: cherries and grapes, dirty funky fruit peels sitting in the sun. Thin body and gently astringent. Good. But not much tartness or acidity.


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