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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Previously known as Gilgamesh. 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3229) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle shared by craytonic. Thanks Matt. The beer is brown to ruby hued with an off white head that leaves sparse lacing in its wake. The aroma offers fruit, particularly cherries, oak, and a healthy dose of booze. Powerful flavor, with a strong showing from both the booze and fruit. Plenty of tartness and a bold acetic finish. Impressive. This exceeded my expectations. Would be very happy to try this one again. Recommended. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-28-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle thanks to Leighton at THE (fruit) sour tasting. It pours deep red with a small-medium beige head. The nose is raspberry yoghurt, tangy berry, oak, vanilla and light sourness. The taste is earth, tart red fruit, berry, raisin, red grapefruit, tangy, vinous, light spice, vinegar and sherbet with a sweet-sour finish. Fairly one-dimensional. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (18614) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle at Holy Grale courtesy of Tyler, thank! Beautiful ruby amber color, thick tan head with great retention, solid lacing. Aroma of sour prines. Taste is softly sour cherries, plums, raisins, very woody and earthy character. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange-red coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity annd light acidic aroma of berries and red wine. Fruity and light acidic flavour of berries and red wine with notes of vanilla. Tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (32164) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
Bottled. A hazy dark amber beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of wood, sour cherries, and brettanomyces. The flavor is sweet with notes of fruits, sour cherries, and brettanomyces, leading to a tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11738) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
cloudy red amber. small offwhite head. very nice bretty aroma, yeasty, bretty.. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle, 75 cl. Slightly hazy orange-reddish with a beige head. Tart aroma with notes of wood, ripe fruit, youghurt, sour dough, berries. Taste is soursweet berries, some lactic notes, leading to a woody, intense, vibrating, astringent finsh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11166) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
Bottled. Reddish amber colorued. Unclear. dense beige head. Aroma: sourness, grape, berries, spice. Flavour: Berries, grape, spice, sourness, yeast. Medium to full bodied. Ends full of berries and sourness: nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of thome50. Pours a cloudy, amber with a small, beige head. Tart, rotten fruit, caramel and Brett. Medium body, burned caramel with a spicy, woody edge. Bretty alright, but more as a spicy. Never overly tart. Brown sugar. 131112

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (3072) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Surprisingly awesome sour here. A great combination of fruit flavors and funky tartness blends nicely with a great oaky character. I dont really get bourbon but the oak is definitely there.

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