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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Flanders Style Red Ale with Cherries


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1795) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle 750ml. thx Mathieuc. Pours red/slight brown with almost no head (would be beige). Aroma is of cherries, sugar, berries, wood, vanilla. Taste is of cherries, fruits, berries, slight tartness, surprisingly not acid, vanilla. Palate: Light body. Overall: Refreshing. Very good. Nice cherries. Drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (297) - Valley Village, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle, best by date 01/2018. An interesting beer, clearly well-made. Lots of cherry juice and a substantial touch of oak. It’s a well-balanced kriek with no one flavor dominating. The sourness comes on quick but is washed away quickly. Wanted to age this more and think it would have benefitted but Friday night called...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4364) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks bro. pours hazy and bright red with a small pinkish head, little retention, some lacing. juicy unripened cherries, bretts, dustiness, minty, incense, dry grassy-herbal notes, citric and lactic with a nice acetic layer. moderate to low carbonation, light body, drying brett and lightly acidic finish. beautiful, really.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle muled from Seattle by ajax25g, thank you sir! deep hazy ruby maroon color, small off pink head. aroma of dark cherries, light licorice, subtle vanilla. Taste is smooth and softly sour fruit, vanilla, subtle black pepper. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8546) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
750 mL bottle shared by Travlr at the Baltimore Late Late Summer Gathering, 9/14/13. Pours a clear dark red color with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of tart cherries, sweet cherries and mild earthy and caramel notes. The taste is tart cherries, cherry pie filling, mild funk, mild earth, tart finish. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
750 ml bottle acquire via trade from OregonHopMonster. Thanks! Pours a nice rusty copper hue, nice gentle haziness, very striking amber glow on the edges, a nice bright reddish glow. A frothy offwhite head atop driven big by carbonation, firm decent layer. Sticks around ok, laces ok. Aromas are farmhouse, fruity ester. Firm and rich yogurty elements, pear and apple, lemon meets some gentle cherry, cherryskin, and oak. Farmhouse yeast, dusty and cobweb brett. A lot of fruit, some citrus, oranges and cherries. Not as heavy as you’d expect, decent oak, vanilla, tannic wet wood in some element. Estery life. Initial is lighter end of the fold, a touch of heft. Fruity, bready, estery and yeasty. Apple, some tartness and cherries hit. Lighter, some good tart and sour play into the middle, lactic twang and yogurt. A bit of sharpness. The fruity estery element, yeasty feel hit into the backend. Sour middle moving into a fruity and gentle sweet backend. Front was substantially more dry, bretty. Oaky backend, some firmer cherryskin tannic feel. Dry, tannic, a bit of gentle balsamic on the palate. More mellow, fruity estery elements from the base. As we get further into the bottle, we see a fair deal more cherry influence, the fruity feel subsides a bit, touches of almost bubblegum esters. Solid beer, a bit different, tart and cherry driven at times. More funk driven at others. Fruity feel. Lighter body but good balance, flow here. Pretty well constructed but doesn’t quite wow you in any way. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle split @ CBC Clerkenwell. Yet more thanks to Aaron for bringing this. The pour’s red with a small head. The nose is rich, vibrant cherry compote. Acetic funk. The taste is dominated by cherry. Moderate caramel maltiness. Mineralic notes. Earthy yeast. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Overall, interesting stuff. Just a bit heavy-handed for my tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4842) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Brown, cream head. Nose us cherry, tart, acidic, wood, lightly funky. Easy palate, sour, tart, acidic, wood, funky, very smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2185) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pours a rusty ruby brown with a finger or so of eggshell foam. Lots of tart cherry, old musty barrel and toasted vanilla and roasted malt on the nose. The palate is balanced with tart cherry, huckleberry, vanilla, vinous pinot noir in the finish especially and old rustic barrel notes. Not acetic at all which I enjoy but still tart with a good dose of acidity. Nice example of a style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3670) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle sharex at Berlinee Bash poured an amberish red brown color with aromas of lighr sour cherdies, baenyard and some light yeast. Flavors are the same light tart cherries, barnyard, and some wet wood. A nice beer overall thanks to whoever brought this beer.


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