wedgie9 (1666) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted on 8/9/11 from a 375mL corked and caged bottle purchased at Discount Liquor a while ago. Pours hazy mahogany with a thin beige head that slowly recedes to nothing more than a thin collar of lace. Not much going on here. The nose is a sour blend of lemon, raspberry, and green apple with some dusty earthy aromas underlying. The flavor is lightly sour with vegetal caramel malt, and something slightly metallic. The body is medium with light carbonation and a medium vegetal, metallic, and lightly sour finish.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
C&C 500 mL bottle courtesy of bertram and shared at the 15th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 7/16/11. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin creamy head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet aroma with notes of earth, sugar, citrus and a faintly tart finish. The taste is caramel with some tartness and a sugary finish. Medium bodied.
Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Richmond Gathering. Medium amber. Aroma is lightly caramel, and lightly of undefined fruit. Flavor is a match. Amazingly mild. Couldn’t find even a trace of anything sour. Not even remotely a Flemish. Dissapointing.
obguthr (3318) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cabbage on the nose, but kriek notes underneath. clear auburn, thin head. Tart cherry , but awful cabbage qualities.
Butters (3591) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light brown. Extremely faintly sour. Not what I was expecting. Mildly tart. Watery. Dissappointed here.
Cletus (6251) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of light tartness, residual sugar. Tastes oaky and sour/vinegary with a semi sweet finish.
CLevar (375) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From notes. 12-22-10. Pours a slightly hazy lt. brown w/red highlights. No head left after 30 seconds, with no lacing. Aroma is not bad: fruity, slightly tart, a touch of wood, and a little vanilla. Unfortunately, this is one of those that smells better than it tastes. Taste is just a bit of wood, a bit of fruit, very little tartness, with some light malt on the front end. Oddly metallic as it warms. Mouthfeel is watery and undercarbed. Overall, not a drain pour, and OK for the $3 price tag.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I can see how this would get a bad rating for style. its simply not a flanders like i have ever had. its tart but very slightly. sweetness is there also but neither are overpowering. i guess this would be great for someone who has never had a sour beer before because it isnt puckering or powerful. thin bodied and nice carbonation. good overall....but not like most flander reds ive had.
Sledutah (3651) - Utah, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Doug, thanks
Appearance: Clear red/copper with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Tart cherries and sweet caramel
Taste: Tart cherries, caramel, woody and honey
A nice beer, a little thin but nice and refreshing.
douglas88 (5171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, corked, thanks to Eric. Pours a cloudy red/brown color with a small white head. The aroma is a dusty caramel, sugars and cherry note. The flavor is sweet cherries, light oak, a thin palate, some sugars, caramel, dry and dusty. Nice.