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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Thursday hallmarked our first bottling of another type of long aged oak beer with a variety of microorganisms in play . The beer is still hard for any of us to really define, it’s really one of a kind. At 8.5% ABV, it would probably be most akin to a strong Flander’s Brown. A spice blend was involved as well as some dark Belgian Candi Sugar during the kettle boil. That part we controlled. The rest was up to Brettanomyces, Lactic Acid Bacteria, and whatever else decided to visit the fermentation as we left each barrel open to air for an intentional short period of time. As to the name, he’s a demon, we named the beer after a demon. Space Dragon was too grade school.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Sample during the Secret Barrel Society tour on 05/24/2014: Slightly murky brown color with a thin off-white head that diminishes quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of berries, malt and yeast. Medium-bodied with flavors of tart berry, earthy yeast and malt. The finish is mildly sour with an oak and berry aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7435) - Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2014
750ml bottle shared by someone at RBWG 2011 originally from notes (had a couple times since). Pours a cloudy brown color with a small soapy beige head. The aroma and flavor have light spice and earthy notes, mild vinegar, tart dark fruits, lactic, interesting blend. Soft carbonation that may be affecting the overall taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (6208) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks man. pours hazy dark copper-red with a small yet reviving light beige head, some lacing. tart cherries, spices, very spicy in fact, bourbon, also red wine barrel, as well as raisins, red grapes, plums, other red fruitiness, dark candi, brown sugar and molasses, very woodsy. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, bit sticky and sweet, grassy-spicy and astringent-tannic finish. very nice. another good sour from upland!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2793) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Pours very dark burgundy with very low beige head. Aroma is of dark fruits, wood, sourness, flowers, tea, incense, mint. Taste is of dark fruits, slight sourness, blackberries, a tad sweet. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: Very nice fruits in aroma. Nice incense, awesome tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (2481) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Pours a dark red with a medium white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is spicy, fruity and is moderately acetic. Taste is lightly sweet, tart and really fresh. Mouthfeel is juicy, carbonation a bit low. A very good Flanders Red!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (4234) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). Thanks to Levifunk for this one! Murky brown with a small beige ring of foam and little to no lacing. Aroma is of mint, tea, blackberries, red fruits (raspberries), candi sugar, wood and some maltiness. Taste is moderately sweet and quite fruity with blackberries/raspberries, tea, mint, malt, light spices and wood. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Somewhat dry finish. Very good Flander’s Red/Brown. Not to acetic. Upland’s fruity beers are amazing. Really tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13339) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is brett, wood, malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is is brett, wood, malt, hop, caramel, yeast, dried fruit. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014

Bottle 750ml. corked.

Clear medium to dark brown - red amber colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, tart, wood, spicy, dark fruit - dried fruit. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, wood, dry, tart, cherry notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20131122]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5255) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2014
750ml shared by Madbeerbaron. Red-brown, unfiltered, classic Oud Bruin color. Glass rimming beige head. Vinegar notes, mellow clean brown malt underneath. Really quite nice, some funky oddness under the big sour. A pretty good Oud Bruin, perhaps a touch unrefined.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (4605) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle @ Scooper Tasting in Ulfborg. Pours muddy brown with small off-white head. Clear, vinous aroma with faint notes of flowers. Ditto taste. It looks like a process: from acceptable tondistirbing vinous. Still, with the spur aftertaste it is quite ok.

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