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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Continuing our adventure into the realm of sour ale brewing, we designed a recipe to create an Upland version of a traditional Flanders Red. Melding flaked maize into a turbid mash and adding Belgian candi sugar during a long kettle boil, we prepared this ale for epic proportions. We then incorporated wild yeasts and other acetic and lactic acid producing microorganisms for a year-long oak fermentation in bourbon barrels, which had previously been utilized to age beer. The journey was worth the hardships.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7952) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle as Gilgamesh. RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours orange white head. Nose/taste of sour vinegar, peach vinegar, funk and oak. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (647) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
750 mL Gilgamesh bottle (2011). Aroma is rather fruity with some nice cherry and berry character along with some lighter raisin and fig notes. Medium light oak notes with light alcohol spice. Medium caramel and toffee with faint toasted bread and chocolate notes. Light sweetness. Pours a murky, ruby brown with some amber notes and a thin, somewhat large, tan head that recedes fairly quickly to the edge where it lingers. Light lacing and moderate legs. Flavor has a moderate acidic character with a medium to medium light acetic note. Moderately strong fruit notes of cherries, berries and plums with lighter notes of raisin and prune with hints of fig. Light bitterness with medium light oak notes. Medium light alcohol spice in the finish that is not as well hidden as in the aroma. Some toffee and caramel notes in the finish with hints of chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low to low alcohol warmth. Overall, a surprisingly good Flander’s style beer. Nice fruit and oak complexity and the alcohol is very well hidden. Really nice, complimentary malt character with great complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2990) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Mellow sour cherry and oak notes. Cloudy copper with a thin head. Lots of balsamic tartness but still nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6003) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. 750ml bottle. Labeled "gilgamesh". Apparently this is the original batch. Hazy amber red orange color. Thin off-white head. Dots of lace, mostly loose. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick. Great funky sour red creamy aroma. Moderate bigger sour taste, light moderate sweet. Solid tasty sour brown.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2623) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 21, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to Toby. Pours out a copper amber topped with a small sand head. Nose is fruit green apple acid and some funk. Taste is as the nose with plenty funk and pucker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3326) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Gilgamesh bottle. Pours a cloudy orange copper with small frothy white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong oak, funk, apple skin. Thin mouthfeel with strong sour apple, oak, funk. Good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1744) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
bottleshare thanks to DexterCat. Nose is moderately tart with some pie like notes. Pour us a murky red with small off white head. Taste is very tart initially then shows some malty tones. Pretty tasty but the pure sourness sort of overtakes malt complexity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrewFace (724) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle thanks to Alum via trade...Pours a lightly hazy reddish brown color. Sweet, tart, sour cherry, dark fruit aroma with some hints of oak. Sour, tart, cherry, fairly acidic, nice malt balance, very nice fruity/juicy flavor to balance sourness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (625) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle share thanks to DrewFace to the dextercat. Pours a red with no head. Aroma is tart and a bit sour. Taste is tart, sweet, some fruitiness, puckering. Pretty tasty. Pretty sour.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8845) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours murky and brown with a small, creamy, well-tanned head. The flavor is bready, acidic and acetic - offering notes of tart cherries and sweet caramel. Medium-bodied and creamy with tickling carbonation. The flavor offers sour cherries, caramel and a slight splash of red wine vinegar. Tangy, minerally finish. Pleasantly surprised by this world class concoction!


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