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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2824) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 13, 2014
Aroma: Mild Bourbon, Cherries, Mild Raspberries Appearance: Murky Reddish/Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Muttled Red Fruit, Bourbon Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Tart

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2680) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared at LeviLOL tasting - thanks me! Actually thanks to StFun! Really nice. Light brown pour with a tan head. Bourbon and slightly tart nose. Really nice taste - great balance between barrel character and just a touch of sour. Well done, mellow but lots of character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9178) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared by Jeff - thanks! Murky reddish brown pour. Sour fruit, smooth fuller palate. A bit tart as well. Yummy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steasy66 (1114) - Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Amber with small white head. Aroma is lacking. Flavor is sweet and tart. Very little bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12570) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2014
750 ml bottle poured a hazy reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of caramel, apple, citrus, light oak and light funk. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry tart finish. Flavors of caramel, apple and cinnamon with a smooth dry tart lingering spiced apple finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (10807) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
750ml bottle (Gilgamesh label). Poured a hazy amber color with an off white head. Earthy, tart fruitiness, wood, some funkiness, and lighter vinegar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (13807) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle ar TSODRSG 13. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sourness, brett, caramel. Flavour is sourness, brett, fruit, malt, caramel, yeast, wood. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Figured it was time to pop the cork. This was a bitch to open - required the lobster claw cracker to pull the cork - but it cam with a loud pop. Pours a brown ale with cherry hues and a good broken sheet of light cream foam. Smells of sweet balsamics, some brown sugar and some oak. There is the vinegar tone, indicating the tart quality, but the nose lacks depth for me. Flavor has a nice tartness, cherries, oak, hint of bourbon, slightly bitter, and a hint of sweetness. I like the balance in this one. Medium bodied with lower carb and a dry finish. Nice beer, the nose does not match the flavor, but it is a nice beer. Serving type: bottle 09-27-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013

Bottle 750ml. corked @ [ The Danish Summer Gathering, TSODRBSG13 ].

[ As Upland Gilgamesh ].
Clear medium orange amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, berry, caramel, sour, lactic, wood, light vinegar. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, lactic, wood, berry, oak, sugary fruit, fruity, light vinegar. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130831]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4798) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). As Gilgamesh. Shared by czar, thanks! Clear dark amber with a medium beige head and light lacing. Aroma is of red fruits, caramel, oak, light sweetness and a touch of vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet with red fruits, oak, vanilla, caramel and nice tartness. Alcohol is really well hidden. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Nice take on a Flanders Red by Upland. They are making great stuff!

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