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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pras (491) - Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle at Savor. Poured medium amber. Picked up a slight hop aroma on the nose. Sourness was mild and in balance with the rest of the rest of the beer. Picked up some fruit notes, remarkably pineapple. Very nice brew. Like a lot of the choices at Savor, I wish it was available locally.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a hazed orange hued body with some particles. A small tan head on top doesn’t last. Aromas are tart, acetic, mild sweetness, woody, spicy, vanilla and a bit of bourbon. Some dark fruit esters. Flavors are of bourbon, ethyl acetate, nail polish, acetic acid, estery, plums, fruity, quite acidic. Medium vanillin. Lively bubbles, somewhat dry. Alcohol was surprisingly well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1622) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Reddish brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, oak and vanilla. Flavor is a blend of sour, sweet fruit, and bourbon. This is very good beer with a nice smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2012
shared by Dak. Pours a cloudy brown with a tan head. Aroma has fruit, wood and vanilla. Taste is sweet fruit with some vanilla from the barrel. Medium bodied. Smooth, delicious finish. Really tasty and subtle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Date: March 24, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, HMOG
Appearance: cloudy amber
Aroma: tart fruity aroma, sourcherry, oak
Flavor: tart fruity flavor, roll your ees tart, balancing sweet fruityness, oak, long tart finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle shared at bu11zeye’s 10,000th rating tasting. The beer pours a light brown color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of toffee and caramel malt, as well as some tart cherries and oak notes. The flavor is similar, with some lightly tart cherries, oak, leather and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle... Poured deep reddish/ruby with a thin head that dissipated quickly. Another nice tart offering from Upland. A little drying with acidity and puckering sourness. Candied sugars, oak, barrel characters, some booze with more yeast and tartness towards the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davey101 (696) - Connecticut, USA - APR 27, 2012
Not sure how to distinguish the vintage. The back label has a gold stamp saying "Batch Date 9-11" and the cork is stamped " 3-11". Regardless, its the first release. 750ml C+C bottle into a tulip glass. Opens with a loud pop and a very slow rise of foam up the neck. Huge thanks to muskabeatz for BIF’ing me this want! A - Dark red body with an almost brown hue. Tall light khaki head dies down to a neat solid cap. Great lacing and retention. Looks pretty stereo typically Flanders. S - Cherries and oak. Vinegar and soft acetic acid. There is a slight bourbon element happening in the background with some vanilla and char. There is some booze on the nose. T - Lots of great Flanders notes. Soft acetic acid and vinegar followed by sour cherries and some Christmas spices. Light oak and vanilla on the finish with some warming alcohol present. Lingering tartness with a nearly dry end. Smooth and medium mouth feel. O - A nice take on the Flanders style. I was surprised to learn that this was aged in bourbon barrels for a year. The bourbon notes are very tame, but they do mesh well with the softness of the bugs and the tartness of the cherries. Very good wild ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2012
bottle, bu11zeye 10k tasting, muddy brown color with vinous earthy aroma,flavor is nice deep blend of woody, balsamic, red wine, tart finish

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fratto (2654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Dark red pour with and off-white head. Aroma is a little sour, caramel, funky, and dark fruit. Taste is sour astringency, nutty, a little toasted grain, and fruit.


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