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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Flanders Style Red Ale with Cherries


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (2579) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle - gusher on opening. Pours completely cloudy hazel with a huge overflowing pink-tan head, creamy with good retention and great lacing. Aroma is yeasty, tart cherry, funk. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet with a touch of tart cherry, lightly tart with a touch of acetone on the finish. Medium body, bubbly carbonation in the mouth. Starts nice, finishes a little off.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (2850) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle with Keith and Brian, pours murky cranberry with medium head, not lasting. Aromas are cherries, sour barrel, light copper, brett, and oak. Flavor is most of the same Medium body. Insanely watering in the mouth with a tart complex finish. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Pours rust brown with some lighter red hues on the rim with a thin pinkish white head. Aromas are superbly complex and perhaps the most wonderful part of this beer with cherry, brett and potpourri wafting from the glass. The flavor is delicately balanced cherries (both tart and sweet), cranberry, bread, brett and cardboard (a flavor I almost always taste in good saisons and sours). Mouthfeel is thick but cut with carbonation that makes the tongue tingle nicely. Overall this is a great beer both complex and delicate, I would seek this out often if it were easier to find.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de caramel et de cerises. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de cerises légèrement sûrettes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de cerises sûrettes en arrière goût. (Rating #4731)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Full, slightly dark, amber, bright, with little cream head that fades quickly. Aroma is fruity tartness. More fruity and complex, less sweet than I was expecting, which prompted me to read the label about the Kriek contribution. Body is light and smooth. Flavor is lightly tart with nutty malt and mild sweetness (not bone dry like some Kriek lambics I’ve had, but not nearly as sweet as most Flanders bruins). Goes down quick and dangerously for the abv. I would have guessed 5% because it does not seem like there’s much flavor intensity to cover alcohol. Woke up with a headache in the middle of the night. Great!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Good sour brown with the addition of actual cherries making is totally fruit-forward.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (1852) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle shared at Peg’s. Cloudy brown pour with an off white head. Big caramel malt and raspberry aromas. Taste pretty much follows suit. A little bland and unassuming...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2013
(750ml bottle thanks to Nellie) cloudy deep pulpy reddish pink color. Nose of bing cherries, yeasty, spices, other dark fruit. Begins to smell tart as it warms. Taste is even better, cream, seltzer, tart effervescent cherry, mouthwatering, tart on the back sides of your tongue. Palate finish is super tart and delicious, perhaps a bit seltzer watery on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (1664) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2013
Pours a reddish brown with no head. Aroma of lacto, cherries and funk. Taste is slightly tart cherries and funk. Nothing exciting but not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caskalefan (142) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2013
Wonderful sour cherry aroma, beautiful burgundy color, lactic and sour/tart palate with a dryish finish. Excellent example of the style.


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