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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


Dansrc51's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dansrc51 (45) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Pleasant aroma gives way to a nice tartness. Little young. Bottle time would help Leave your pretensions at the door.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2000) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Pours a nice rusty sienna color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nice complexity in this beer. Soft woody compost, dried tart fruit, round rustic grain backbone. Nice sour cherry notes brighten up the murky woodsy forest flavors. Really well balanced with layers of deliciousness, dry finish !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1145) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Pours a heavily hazed brown/red with a medium offwhite head that leaves good lacing. Aroma contains some sharp cheesy notes and an inconsiderate amount of oak. Taste is tart but not too much with a lot of oak-induced/tannic dryness. Clean lactic acidity. Flavors of, well, oak and some red fruits I guess. Oak is the main feature in this one, no doubt about it. Body is medium, carbonation medium as well. Mouthfeel is slightly vinous but mostly like licking a barrel stave I guess. Overall an enjoyable libation, I just wish it was a little more fruity and acidic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (311) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a nice dark red with a fizzy head. A lot of oak and sour fruit aroma. A variety of sour fruit flavor including cherry and cranberry. Intense sour up front, with a good, smoother sweet finish. Love my sours and this one did not disappoint.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8773) - 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 (1259) - 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 (2288) - 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 (1770) - 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 (3098) - 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 (1443) - 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 (4607) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
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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.


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