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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6011) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured a reddish/brown color with smaller off white head. head. Vinegar, some wood, dark fruits, and some citrus.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1199) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 16, 2014
cloudy red brown color. Oaky aroma. Nice sourness but very well balanced with the oak. Awesome display of the style

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2124) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Shared 750 ml. bottle, poured to snifters, and displayed a cloudy, brownish amber color, with a light layer of off white foam that diminished quickly to a ring & bubbly film, leaving some light dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was a pleasant, yeasty funk, and peach/apricot notes. The flavor was just enough tartness, good spritz to the effervescence, and a pleasantly dry finish. Very nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1572) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Pours from bottle thanks to Sean. Murky brownish red pour with a big head that lingers a while. Aroma is dominated by musty, wet oak with hints of barnyard, sour red fruit, and flowers. Taste has lots of grassy, wood, and vinegar with some light funk and barnyard. Fizzy, sharp carbonation that makes it a bit hard to drink. Decent sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (2845) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle, pours murky brownish red with smaller head and lacing. Notes are cherry fruit punch, flinstone chewables, cranberry, sour water and candy. A little thin and watery as far as Logsdon goes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Sean! Super deep copper, brown, & slightly ruby tinted body with a huge, volatile beige head that crackles on its way down. Big, musky, old, mildew-y cotton blanket funk bursting up front with lots of wet hay & cellar floor aromas. Light spicy florals in the background with modest notes of tart cherry & oak staves coming through. Less funk on the tongue, allowing more of that dry oak & tart cherry to shine. Lightly acidic but very, very tannic & dry, scraping the moisture from your palate. Faint apple skins, damp barnyard floor, & rotten fruit funk in the finish. Sharp, heavy carbonation. Good beer, but I expected better given the brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Courtesy of mibirder

Bottle: The aroma consists of light cola, faint tart cherry, and just a hint of lemon peel. It pours a hazy orangish-brown with a two finger beige head that has good retention. The flavor starts with a quick dose of cola. The finish has light-moderate tart cherry, light lemon peel, a hint of vinegar, and band aid. It’s light bodied with moderate-lively carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (650) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
A very light sweet fruity ale with a smooth finish. Great with lamb and poultry. Nice with smokey cheeses.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Best by 07/2018 Pours a ruddy, rusty red and has a tan rim. Smells of cherry, oak, lemon, some must. Flavor is tart, some cherry, some water, some oak, a little sweetened grain and acetic acid. Thin bodied with low carb and a wet finish. And okay beer, but certainly not worth $20.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two finger thick, amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a darkk amber / red plum color that shows a lightly hazed, red-copper / amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of ripe fruit that leans towards cherry, concentrated plums, some caramelized apple notes, and some bright berry notes. There is an earthy maltiness here that contributers a lightly caramelized, toasted nutty character, some toasted brown cracker like notes, and some non-sweet, caramelized character.

This has a lightly bracing tartness to it up front that is mostly lactic in character, this lingers through to the finish. There is a slightly metallic note to finish here, a bit tinny perhaps, and also a light toasted nutty note that lingers a bit in the finish. The body is quite light, almost too thin actually, though it seems to pick up a touch of texture as it warms up. There is a bit of spiciness to the acidity here, though it is not distinct enough to be much in the way of acetic acid (which is a good thing).

Not nearly as tasty or balanced as I was hoping, the beer is a bit thin, and doesn’t have the depth that I would have liked. More rich maltiness, or perhaps more funkiness would have done, as is this is certainly decent and worth trying.


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