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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Our organic red ale is brewed in traditional West Flanders style. A combination of light, crystal, and dark barley malt, wheat, and oats are brewed with local whole-cone hops and a variety of select yeast and lactic bacteria. We age our red ale in oak barrels for a period of time to develop complex richness, soft tannins, and fruity tart character. The aged beer is then blended with young beer to create the desired balance of malt sweetness with a dry finish.


marcus' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7172) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours cloudy dark amber with a modest beige head and a tart fruit aroma. There is a nice sour brown flavor with an oak finish. Subtle and tasty.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Earth-laden cherries are tossed around by prickly bubbles, as corn-like undercurrents gain momentum.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the murky red.
-The flavor profile is not as tight as it could be.
-The lean body helps drinkability, but the flavors not gelling doesn’t make me want to dive in anyway.
-My first disappointing creation from Logsdon. I’ll have to drink a Seizeon Bretta now to make up for it.

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11491) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2015
Bottle split at Bruces pad - for the last time, acquired from Belmont Station PDX, 27/03/15. Hazed reddish amber with a moderate beige covering. Nose is tarte red fruits, spice, woody notes, tangy red berries, raspberry, nutty tones. Taste comprises earthy berry fruit, cherry skins, wooded notes, light yeast, bread notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light acidic strokes. Ok sour red.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33733) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
From tap. Pours cloudy brown with a small white head. Aroma is bretty and fruity. Dry, wooden and herbal. Citric and smooth fruity finish. Lingeringering fruity finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4714) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
Thin white atop a cloudy brown Orange. Nail polish nose with high yeast and flavour of tart cherries. Lovely beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (6989) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
From tap at Taphouse, Copenhagen. Hazy dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of oak, berries, bread, tartness and acidic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22443) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
Draught at Taphouse. Cloudy orange colored with a small off-white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of red wine with notes of oak. Light acidic flavor of oak and red wine with notes of berries. Tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6104) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 1, 2015
Shared bottle with the RBBC at local tasting in Bergen. Pours hazy deep golden with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma included fruity dry berries, cellar and earth. Taste is bone dry, acidic, almost too much, but saved by the bell, tarty berries. High carbonated, long dry aftertaste. "Berries on an acid trip"

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17099) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
27th March 2015
Swan Song at Bruce’s. Thanks to Colin. Hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is airy, semi dry and mild fine carbonation. Mild sourness. Mild wood. Medium sour lemon. Little orange peel. Dry crisp finish. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (2776) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle share, thanks to Colin. Hazy cloudy orange brown, small ring of white head. Aroma is lemon, caramel, metallic. Body is medium, foamy, spritzy carbonation. Taste is twiggy caramel, tart lemon, dry earthiness, soft bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13248) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Colin. Pours cloudy amber with a frothy white head. Leathery and woody on the nose with some dry, tangy berries. Medium sweet flavor with hints of rind, bread, plastic, leather, berries. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly tangy finish, more leathery berries, wood. Good stuff.


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