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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle in line for SARA from trade. Aroma and flavor if Cherry, slight bourbon, and some wood. Very good carbonation and holding up extremely well. Excellent beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1318) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle, under the name Gilgamesh. Slightly hazy amber; nice, sweet with pleasant tart finish. A little funky, a little cheesy, some brown sugar and tart. Really nice. Surprised the ABV is this high.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2187) - Odense S, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, 2013. Cloudy reddish body with a medium white head. Aroma is berries like cherries, vinegar fruit. Flavour is tart, berries, vinegar. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8040) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
750mL bottle, pours a hazy dark amber / mahogany with a medium beige head. Nose brings out sour red fruits, a touch of vinegar, oak bourbon barrels, and some acetic notes. Flavour brings out loads of boozy sour dark fruits, loads of alcohol, some acetic notes, and a little vinegar. Quite boozy, certainly reminiscent of the 10+%. Fairly complex, with quite a bit of vinegar and acetic notes. Solid take on a Flanders Red. Overrated, however.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14258) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, 2013. Pours ruby amber with a small off white head. Caramel, fruit, berries and funk. Tart and dry. Warmth..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Pours cloudy big off white head. Smell huge citrus lactic oud bruin. Taste sweet sugary up front, big lactic funk in the back. Med body. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (9432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
Sampled @ RB Danish Summer Gathering 2013 day 2, Ulfborg. Bottle. Hazy reddish amber color, medium sized beige head. Smell and taste sourish, green apple, sour grapes and only the slightest touch of bourbon and wood. Dry texture, medium body, medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11910) - DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown/red with tiny head. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, yeast and vinegar. Flavour is malt, sour, little sweet, vinegar, tart, dark fruits, little baking yeast, oak and a little acid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (12436) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle @ TSODRBSG13, Ulfborg. Hazy dark amber with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity, sour and a little bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 310813

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (14423) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are vinegar, bourbon, vanilla, candy sugar, fruits, white wine, brett and malt. Nice and sour. A real plaque remover too.


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