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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8857) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Pour on tap, dark reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of red wine, oak, lemon, some dark fruit into a bit of vinegar, slight spice into a bit of tart apple notes. Taste was a mix of apple, dark fruit, some vinegar, acetic notes into a bit of lemon, some slight yeasty notes with a hint of spice, finishing slightly tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (5077) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle@Ronny and Alex pre cbc tasting #2 - fuzzy amber pour with off-white head. Aroma and taste is fruity citric and malty, some caramel, candi sugar, lemon, tart and acidic to the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4963) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 1, 2015
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of sourness, some bourbon and oak, caramel malts, hints of dark fruits, and some light notes of acetone. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A solid beer but it’d be phenomenal if the light acetone was removed.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2473) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
Pours a dark reddish/brown. Aromas are amazing bubblegum, vanilla, sour lemon. Sour, sweetness, bubblegum, oak, bourbon. Awesome stuff. B3shine thanks!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye (2915) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
Thanks cards04 for this sample. Maroon colour. Great sour and grain aroma. So sour it bites in the nostrils. Tate is sour fruity lactose grain. I detected something a little off but not off. It was the bourbon which is subtle and effective. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (4291) - Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Pours opaque mahogany with light tan head. Aroma has strongly sour apple overtone. Flavor is mainly sour apple with roast malt undertone. Fizz and body are average, but OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
HMOG 2015. Definitely one of the more sour beers on the day of a long list of sours and wilds. Light cherry flavors and aromas but overall the lactic acid here is what gets you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
HMOG 2015. This one won the most sour beer of the day for me. Whoa. Murky brown/mahogany. Big tart aged cherries, vinegar, bit funky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle: Swampy, murky copper & burnt amber, fading khaki head turns quickly to a foam. Aroma of cherry, balsamic vinegar, cinnamon spice, acetone, & lactic acid. Flavor is heavy acetone, white wine vinegar, wood, acidic lemon, perfume, & modest cheesy funk. Kind of heavy on the senses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1418) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2015
750ml bottle pours a hazy Amber brown with an off white head. Caramel oak and slight funky cherry finish.

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