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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14487) - 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..

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (9785) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (12208) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (12921) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (14458) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2013
2011 batch split 3 ways at cellar temp

A - Reddish tan hues, 2 finger head

S - Nose is strawberries and sour cherries with a hint of coconut

T - Taste is really nice. i get a lot of fruit and berries, a hint of bourbon but mostly a solid and drinkable flanders red

M - Tart finish, full bodied

O - Really nice and it’s something I’d like to have again.

Reddish tan. 2 finger head. Nose is strawberries. A hint of coconut and sour cherries. Taste is nice. Full bodied I get lots of fruit and berries. Loaded with tart finish. Nice oak presence. Sweet finish. Not much bourbon. 3.9/5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1944) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle thanks to erica..Pour is dark brown with a thin head..Nose is nice tartness, apple, wood, funk..Taste is wet wood, socks, nice caramel, cherries, plum, funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2799) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Pours murky cranberry in color with a decent amount of sediment and a tannish head. Aroma brings some sweet berry and tame acetone. Flavor is refreshing, a bit juicy like cranberry juice berry and tart blended well. The body is much lighter than expected, not thick or syrupy at all. The yeast seems not to have developed as much as it could yet either, it is not overly tart or sour at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Very sour and very big. This is a pretty damn good flanders, almost too sour though..

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