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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Big thanks to Gription79 for the share. It pours with a clear deep copper body that supports a full light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up smooth even sweet malts as well as a mix of peach, lime and grapefruit with a light and soft vinegar and then mild sour sort of tartness in the background. The taste begins mildly sweet and moving quickly into vinegar and some tartness. It starts pretty vinegar like and stays that way right into the finish. Thereís plenty of tartness and vinegar notes here to keep the "sour-heads" happy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5745) - Utah, USA - MAY 29, 2013
750ml bottle shared by Dallas
Clear red/golden with a small off-white head and some lacing. Tart, berries, vinegar, woody and acidic, dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Musty, sour aroma. Flavor is sour, spicy, fruity. A little caramel malt. Some warming alcohol--but canít taste it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavoleBomb (1513) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Poured into a tulip. 4.5 A: Opaque cherry mahogany color. One and a half fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is very good, especially with the ABV and a gerthy ring of lacing is left. 4.25 S: Supremely fruity with tons of cherry and berry notes. Sweet with notes of caramel and basement funk. Not a lot of acidity, but enough to tickle the senses and give some complexity. The bourbon is found on just the most superficial level. I doubt I would have found it if I didnít know it was in here. 4.25 T: The bourbon also doesnít do much in the taste. Mild acidity, but potent taste. Super fruity with the cherry/berry combo with some plum as well. Basement funk with damp, rotting wood. Reasonably complex with plenty of depth. 4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Mildly creamy and bubbly. No problems here. Super smooth. 4.25 D: Itís not packing a whole lot in the sourness category, but it tastes great and if it wasnít so expensive or hard to get, you could drink it all night and be quite happy. Serving type: bottle 04-03-2013 05:38:34

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6960) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a brown/reddish color with a small beige head. A big sour nose with fruit and vanilla. The flavor was complicated and complex with vanilla, sweet molasses, wood, intense sourness, acidic at times, deep Flemish brown character. Great presentation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeJslc (767) - USA - MAY 25, 2013
Copper/ruby, clear, beige head. Aroma of toasty malt, moderate sourness, tart cherry. Flavor of tart and slightly tannic cherries, some toffee, toasty notes, light acidity, fruity notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2441) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Poured from a 750ml bottle. This is a great sour. Notes of cherry, berries, slight caramel malts, apple, citrus. A very solid sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6676) - Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle during RBWG 2013.... juiceisloose, maybe? Deep red pour with a small khaki head. Tart, sour cherry aroma with leather, wood, acidity, and a touch of vinegar. Tart, sour cherry flavor with funkiness, barnyard, and deep earthiness. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
This stuff smells amazing: funky, fruity, sour, spicy. Tastewise, itís good and sour but a hair too sweet for my taste. Texture is a touch sticky but still not out of line. Really nice and complex thoug. If this was just a hair more dry and it would be perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8910) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Remniscent of a Jacobins to me. A very well-rounded flanders red that has am ample sourness, lots of sweetness, and a balanced fruitiness.

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