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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Flemish red with sour cherries added to the barrel


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (389) - USA - MAR 8, 2014
Poured from a bomber into a The Bruery snifter a dark burgundy brown color cloudy with a ton of sediment & little head. Aroma is acid cherries with a favor that is shocking cherry pie with a touch of oak. Wow wow this is a great sour brew! Overall an incredible sour and I might add I am not a huge sour fan. o_O.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TerriOcean (3) - - APR 7, 2014 does not count
The perfect amount of tart! The cherries come through but are not over-powering. I give it a 10 on panty scale.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadbow (40) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2014
Tart and sour w a great cherry flavor that doesn’t overpower or fall short. Delicious!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle shared by Dave. Aroma is amazing with cherry pie fillling, caramel, black cherry, iron, lemon zest, and oak. Pours murky dark red/brown with very little carbonation and slight film. Taste is super tart and very intense. Sour cherry, black cherry, caramel, lemon zest, and sour oak. Just a perfect oud tart with cherries. This is Red Poppy on steroids. This may be the best sour I’ve had. Hard to say.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
cernjoh (150) - Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Pours a cloudy dark burgundy color with a small tan head that dissipates rapidly. Nose is like a cherry sweet tart. Taste is puckery for sure but a great sour with cherries. Good carbonation. A favorite sour of mine.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheGoldenChalice (22) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (2423) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bomber into snifter.Nose: Dark Red Plums, Raisins, Mild Oaky, Mild Tart CherryAppearance: Dark Ruby Hue, Passes Mild Light, Mild White Head Ring, Mild LacingTaste: Bitter Red Plum, Sour Cherry, Mildly Oaky, Lactic AcidPalate: Mild Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart, Mildly Fruity

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fritz123 (1272) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle shared by Edgar. Thanks! Pours a murky dark brown with a mild head that is short lived. The aroma is tart cherries mainly. The taste is solid with mild tartness and the second half is mostly tart cherries. Not too acidic. Just right mouth and carbonation. Light body. I liked it more than the regular Oude Tart.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pailhead (5395) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
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Bottle: The aroma consists of cherries, cola, light vinegar, oak, and a hint of lemon. It pours cloudy orangish-brown with a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet cherries and a touch of cola. The finish has heavy sour lemon, a touch of oak, and faint cinnamon. As it warms, the cherry gets stronger. It’s medium bodied with somewhat soft carbonation. Overall, the aroma is misleading since it doesn’t smell that sour. The sourness is intense in the flavor though. I dig it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (833) - - DEC 2, 2013
Dark red, small tan head that dissipates. Nose is tart cherries, typical Sour red/brown ale funk. Taste is funk, cherries, puckering tartness. Medium mouthfeel.


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