talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice blood red color with a moderate, creamy, khaki head which is somewhat lasting and leaves some frothy lace; much better head than most Flemish’s. The nose is nice with worn leather, some balsamic, figs, Craisins, certainly toasty oak and caramel, subtle spice, and hints at some sweet basil. The flavor is more tart than the nose led on with Craisins and tart bing cherries, still a balsamic note, very slight sour funk, dry and toast oak, and a more than moderate acidity. The palate is somewhat puckering with a quenching acidity, light to medium, and lively. Not overly complex, overly acidic, overly sweet, overly funky, or overly oaky, but very well balanced between all aspects. The acidity makes is a sipper but every finish leaves me wanting another sip. A nice beer to drink now but I am curious what a few years would do with the complexity?
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a reddish/brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some light cherries and some wood with light vinous feels. Taste is a good mix between some tart cherries notes with clear oak notes and some wood with limited acidity level. Funky notes are clearly distinguishable. Body is about average with medium carbonation. Not bad but still quite a way behind other Flanders Red such as Rodenbach.
jsquire (4039) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
First off, I have not traditionally enjoyed sour beers. I have been getting better about Brett. That being said, I did not enjoy this beer. Deep amber color out of the bottle with a small off white head. The smell reminded me of rotten lemon rinds and Brett. Real sweet tart flavor with white sugar, moldy hay and really old citrus rinds. There is some fruity raspberry, current and swedish fish notes, all of which are bludgeoned by the tart. I can see what they are doing here, but it is not for me.
argo0 (12774) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Small beige head atop cola red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, tart/sour cherry, wood, light vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, sour/tart cherry, some wood. Medium body, fairly acidic, undercarbonated.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a great sour ale, with a dark fruit flavor to it. Notes of plum in both the aroma and taste, give this tart ale a wonderful quality.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear and dark brown beer with a weak white head. The aroma is malt, tart, acidity, fruit and grapefruit. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is acidic. Overall a good beer.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is the 2011 batch thanks to Janderson91, appreciate it. I was hopeful about this beer and was completely disappointed. Dark red-brown color, no head, almost completely flat. Smells like it might be a good sour flanders red, not bad but nothign that makes me say yum either. The taste was so disappointing, I almost want to say bland, Muted flavors, just the hint of what a flanders red tastes like. Wow, I really expected more since I know the Bruery can make a good beer, I hope it was just an off bottle because this was pathetic.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-12-2011 03:20:22
italianjohn (2754) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear maroon/brownish pour ... poured out a thin beige head, but that receded quickly and your left with a flat but nice looking brew .... aroma is acidic and very oaky with a sour dark fruit/berry to it and brett .... taste is very dry and oaky with a tart and sour dark fruity flavor ..... flat carbonation, bittersweet with brett and a mild acidic flavor ..... finish is dry with a light bitter bite .... abv hidden well excellent
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey for Night of the Living Ales on Halloween. Deep red wine colored pour, minimal bubbly head. Nose and flavor bring big oaky vinous dark fruit, balsamic and red wine vinegar, acetic acid, and plum. A bit aggressive and not all that complex. Tasty and definitely sour, but not impressive as a brew.
1FastSTi (3359) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Bruery. It has green leafy cherries and strawberries. Like a soured fruit juice syrup. (In a good way).