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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on January 26th, 2013 during day 2 of Nerd Beer Epic Weekend.

Appearance: Pours a dark maroon.
  Aroma: Aroma of tart fruit with a hint of sour.
  Taste: Chery, faint tart, not really any bourbon.
    Palate:Medium light body

Summary: A sour I actually enjoyed as it was really only a hint of tart. Also, I had no clue this was 10.5% alcohol. I can only drink a little of this but it’s solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4114) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Location: Bottle at Nerd Beer Epic Weekend, 1/26/13

Aroma: The nose is tart and sour fruit, yeasty too, it is both sweet and funky, bourbon is minimal
Appearance: It pours an unclear reddish-brown without much head or lace
Flavor: Flavor-wise, it has plenty of berry sweetness and tartness to it, and leathery notes
Palate: This one has a good feel, soft carbonation, some acidity, and absolutely no heat
Overall Impression:  This is a nice sour. It has a good blend of sweetness and tartness, and works quite well. The alcohol is crazy well hidden too. I would have guessed it at about 7-8%. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
75cl bottle. Small beige head atop murky dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Brett/funk, light oak. Taste is moderately sweet, sour, some lactic, light Brett. Medium body, light stickiness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, long retention and excellent lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, sour notes with biscuit and cookie malt and spicy hops. Flavor is medium lactic sourness and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
23rd November 2012
THE Fruit Sour tasting. Cheers Leighton. Hazy amber beer, tiny pale tan - cream coloured head. Palate is light and airy and semi dry. Lactose sweetness and Duchesse Dub Bourgogne vinegary fruits. Finishes soft, sour and dry. All right.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Great American Beer Festival, 2012. Sour yeast aroma. Some sweetness in the flavor with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2012
poured into a zwanze 12 glass from west lakeview liquor. dark red with very little head. Taste was sweet, burnt sugar mixed with cherry and plum. not overwhelmingly sour, but complimented the sweetness of the fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle at The Fruit Sour Tasting, London - I brought this fella. Pours dark, cloudy ruby with a moderate, creamy head. Semi-dark berry aroma, light leather. Medium sweet flavor with some strong tartness, light dryness, bit of leather, sturdy berries. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Faintly dry to finish with berries, light funk, more leather, some jammy fruits. Really good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2674) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle shared by craytonic. Thanks Matt. The beer is brown to ruby hued with an off white head that leaves sparse lacing in its wake. The aroma offers fruit, particularly cherries, oak, and a healthy dose of booze. Powerful flavor, with a strong showing from both the booze and fruit. Plenty of tartness and a bold acetic finish. Impressive. This exceeded my expectations. Would be very happy to try this one again. Recommended. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-28-2012

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (7455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle thanks to Leighton at THE (fruit) sour tasting. It pours deep red with a small-medium beige head. The nose is raspberry yoghurt, tangy berry, oak, vanilla and light sourness. The taste is earth, tart red fruit, berry, raisin, red grapefruit, tangy, vinous, light spice, vinegar and sherbet with a sweet-sour finish. Fairly one-dimensional. Not bad.


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