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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeJslc (768) - 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 (2614) - 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 (6841) - 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 (3341) - 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 (9206) - 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 (4668) - 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 (6838) - .....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 (11910) - 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.

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