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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3475) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudy red with medium frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is cherry skin, oak. Thin nouthfeel with nice tart cherry, oak, and light jam. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2543) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 8/2018. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart cherry, cherry skin, vinegar, oak, clove, hay, straw, musty funk, light leather, caramel, toast, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of tart cherry, earthy/funky yeast, oak, and dark malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of tart cherry, cherry skin, caramel, toast, vinegar, oak, clove, hay, straw, light leather, musty funk, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart cherry, cherry skin, caramel, toast, oak, clove, vinegar, hay, straw, light leather, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of tart/sweet cherry, earthy/funky yeast, oak, and dark malt sweetness; with a good sweetness/tartness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly slick/acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Flanders red ale. All around good balance and complexity of tart cherry, earthy/funky yeast, oak, and dark malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (7757) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Bottle at WBC Denver, April 11 2014.
Clear copper color, tan head. Wood, cherry scent. Cherry, acidic taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, very low bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brenn79 (1501) - Idaho, USA - APR 5, 2014
750 ml wax dipped bottle- Pours very hazy ruby red to orange with a light tan crackly head that could get away from you if not poured carefully yet never quite goes away. Aroma is strong in cherries, tart, cherry pie filling, very nice aroma. Taste is very tart cherries, the barrel aging has added massive complexity, vinegar and funk. World class beer that I loved!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2014
Crimson, garnet, and ruby in the body with a razor thin cotton candy ring that left a single spot in the glass. Tart cherry, dark fruit, raisin, oak, lemon zest, and blue cheese. A little pissy blanket and a touch of earthiness. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1806) - USA - MAR 29, 2014
Red in color, aroma of cherries, oak... Flavor is cherries up front, not that tart, expected it to be more sour, finishes with lots of oak, vanilla... Really nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On draft. It pours a deep red color with an off white head. The aroma is cherries with mild funk and cherry skin. The flavor is big with cherries. Not much else going on. High carbonation and low levels of funk. It has a sweet cherry finish. Nice beer if you like mild sours with big cherry flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2014
On tap at Special Brews. Pours a reddish brown color with a white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of cherries, oak, and a funky tartness. Tastes of tart cherries, oak, and slight sourness and well hidden bag. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation and a dry finish. This was a nice barrel aged sour. Reminds me of a lambic but more tart. I’d like to try some of their other sours.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3907) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2014
750 thanks to Jay. Lots of carbonation in the pour. Cherry and lambic styled taste. Spritzy. Just the right kind of kriek. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6646) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and others. Hazy dirty reddish brown with a generous lasting head. The aroma is softly funky and fruity. The palate is rather mellow all around, but very pleasant nonetheless. Ripe cherry, woody funk, earthy undertones. The finish is very tart, mildly sour. Not a hint of the ABV. Pleasant and approachable.


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