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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Flemish red with sour cherries added to the barrel

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Pours a cola colored ale with a fleeting brown top. Smells juicy with dark cherry and oak notes. The cherry in the nose is really nice and robust with just the right amount of fruity character mixed with earthy, tea like accents. The flavor is classic oude tart with a sour bite and flemish embodiments: acetic, cherry, cola, oak, tannins. The flavor is really nice. Medium bodied with reserved carb and an off dry finish. Really a fine beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (1517) - Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with off white head. Aroma is brown sugar, balsamic, vanilla frosting, cherries, raisin, vanilla, wood. Taste is med bodied, crisp, sour throughout, very acidic, Overall, good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kroney (233) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 25, 2015
750 to pint glass. Appearance: murky reddish brown thin tan head. Aroma: sour cherries, oak, hints toffee/caramel malt. Taste: similar. Palate: good carbonation, easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8798) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2015
Fully muddy brown-mauve beer with transparant B.C."H.". Chocolate, red fruit, cherries, but also oranges. Sweet, yeasty, lactic acid. Tart - indeed! Sour, sour fruit with a finish of (slightly) sweetish chocolate and felt. Lactic acid, fruit acids. Puckering MF, slight alcohol, lots of acids. Sample slightly out of shape - so I guesstimate the original is truly good. Txs to M & L V!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2015
Thank you for sharing! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ "De grote Black Tuesday Tasting". Dark red Bordeaux, no head. Nose is hugely puckering sour cherries, light malt. Taste is huge puckering sour cherries, oak, light vinegar, light malt, sour cherry skins, oak, lemon. Solid body. Good stuff, big sourness but also good profile & lots of fruits. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JaBier (5928) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend for my birthday. Dark red pour with a medium beige head. Nose consists of sour cherry, funk, malt and lacto sourness. Sweet cherry flavor with maltiness and big sourness before a sour cherry finish. Pretty tasty!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Luckylucy667 (41) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Dark red real cloudy awesome cherry nose. Some oak in flavor obviously cherries finished super dry and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks to Jerry. Tart cherry, cherry skins, strong acidity, light vanilla. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleigator (558) - GERMANY - AUG 4, 2015
Pours a plum pulp, murky brown color, with a fizzy beige head, leaving the beer immediately after a refreshing hiss. Leads to a gloomy, flat impression, while it is absolutely impossible to look through the glass. Utmost cherry defined nose, in all its desirable facetts. Very pronounced on a ripe, sunbathed impression, revealing moldy cherry stone pits, accompanied by a supporting fermented fruit sweetness, adding a vinous note. Most likely the most fruit defined awa I have had so far, with a very intriguing ripeness as for the aroma defining cherries. Drinks almost without any carbonation at all, while its pungent sourness makes up for that, guiding the flavors through the palate, by adding a slick acetic acid profile. Cherries evolve from leathery, old earth and an uncompromising tartness, lending the beer its balancing sweetness. While this ripeness on the nose has been beautifully pronounced, tastewise it plays a role of required balance for the otherwise omnipotent sourness. The consequential interplay of those two flavors appears quite appealing, providing an unripe fruit beginning, which turns riper, as the malts exhibit more and more earth supported sweetness. Finishes with a long lasting dryness, accompanied by dextrose and grain bread, wrapped up by slick acidity. While not outstandingly refreshing, as for its fuller body, the beer showcases a beautifully arranged cherry taste throughout. Its nice to see the cherry aging on your tongue after the swallow, which I called Jerry btw. Although the taste exhibits an intense sourness, it remains focussed on the cherries, revealing a natural fruit impression.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Always happy to try new beers from The Bruery. Brown pour with a white head. As expected, the aroma is full of tart cherries with some toffee notes thrown in. The flavor is a mix of mouth-puckeringly sour cherries with some toffee, caramel and a hint of chocolate. Very sour overall. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheGoldenChalice (23) - The Garden of the Beer Gods, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
Served in a Teku from bottle. Aroma – complex, inviting scents reminiscent of oak barrels. I cannot smell a lot of cherries in the aroma, but that may just be me. Appearance – light brown appearance w/ fleeting head retention. Typical Flemish Red appearance. Taste – marvelous Flemish Red in many respects--sour cherries linger in the back of throat w/ magnificent barrel finish, which expands across entire taste spectrum, leaving you salivating for more. Tongue is loving this one. Palate – impressive how this brew makes you squint after each sip it. It is that sour. If you breathe out as you drink the beer, you can significantly realize the cherry profile, which makes this Flemish Red a top-tier contender in this category. Overall – an impressive Flemish Red that I would buy again. It is not the best Flemish Red I have encountered, but it is definitely a contender and not a brew you should sleep on. Extremely satisfied.

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