It’s a well known fact that brewers of wood-aged sour beer takes risks and practice patience. Traditional sour beers are very popular in Belgium and have recently been brewed in USA. Redoak brewers are always looking for a new challenge and have brewed this sour beer to showcase yet another unique and unusual beer style. It is based upon an oud red ale (old red) beer typically brewed in Belgian and is often described as the most wine-like of the beers.
Tasting notes: Redoak’s wood-aged sour beer is medium bodied, reddish colour from the special red malt used, a gentle malty flavour with no hop bitterness and distinctive sourness. The flavour and aroma are a strong mix and smell of fruits such as plum, cherry and raisins.
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floydian1 (1249) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml brown bottle into tulip glass @ Redoak. 5% ABV. Pours a bronzed colour with a decent white head and lacing. There are notes of tart cherries, prunes, and sweet crystal-like malts on the nose and this is reflected on the tongue with a pleasant sour dryish finish that refreshes. It is medium bodied with a slick easy drinking mouthfeel. I was reminded of a Flemish red ale.
Oakes (13903) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy reddish-brown. Thin, weak head. Oaky aroma is fairly vinous, with plums and cherries. Decent -smells like Flemish sour. Mild tartness carries mostlt a barrel note with a dash of acid, and lots of dark fruits. A clean but timid Flemish-style sour.
Stew41 (1821) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very worthy attemp at a Flemish brown. Tangy and sour, not over the top, but the palate weight does drop off somewhat. Regardless, tasted blind you would pick this as the real thing.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark amber with orange / red tinges down the side of the glass. All but the smallest of heads which disappears almosts as quickly as it appears. Aromas are somewhat muted and show lots of the base beer. Light caramel some light stone fruits and only the slightest hint of sourness. Perhaps a little short of the mark. Taste wise there is an initial sweetness followed by a restrained sourness on the finish. Some acetone starts to come through on the finish. Definately tastes better than the nose. Medium light mouthfeel.
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