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RATINGS: 158   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3299) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
This stuff smells amazing: funky, fruity, sour, spicy. Tastewise, it’s 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 (9092) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (4601) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle shared poured a copperish light red color with aromas of wet wood, light tart fruit and some musk. Flavors are the same mostly light tart fruit and wet wood. Nice beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6778) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Had written down as Gilgamesh Epic .. . Pours a deep amber ruby .. . Good amount of foam .. . Has a nice sourness to it .. . Leather and sugar with dirt in it .. . Pretty good .. . . Eww! That’s what we look like inside? Disgusting! Ugh! That lady swallowed a baby!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle share. Pour is reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet and sour - light tart fruits, oak wood, vanilla extract. Flavor is very mellow for a sour ale with notes of oak-aged bourbon, fruity esters, and dark fruit. Nice balance, medium bodied even considering the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11826) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Draft sample. Poured a hazy reddish copper color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy tart fruit and wood aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy tart & sour flavor with a medium to heavy tart & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Moderately funky, good but not great flanders ale. A little sweet for my taste, but still a good sour. Funky nose. It’s slightly tart, a little too sweet, but still tart, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1670) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4700) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12042) - 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.

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