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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2012
750 ml bottle to oversized snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; an opaque deep cherry with creme lacing. Smells sout, sweet, and candied. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. One of the best Flanders Reds Iíve ever had!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle sampled at Muckfest III. Pours a clear amber/copper color with a thin beige head. Malty nose with sour cherry and balsamic vinegar notes. Sweet malt and maraschino cherry flavor with a sour finish. One of the nicer Flanders reds Iíve had for sure.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and mild citric. Smooth fruity, peachy, citric and mango fruity. Tart and wineous. Smooth lingering fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (2682) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle at Muckfest III - Pours hazy copper with a ring of tan head. Tart malt on the nose with cherries, but not too pungent. Taste is awesome, with smooth vanilla and cherries, light oak, and smooth malt. Velvety in the mouth with a big body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8284) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
750mL pouring at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a full haze, deep orange. Medium carbonation. Acid cut foam. Nose is cherry pith, red wine, oak, cinnamon, soft farmhouse notes but not Brett all the way. Taste is cinnamon pie, sugar, some hot butyric acid, small acetic heat. Comes off as a sweet and sour blend. Zippy and aerated palate. Pretty nice. Some brewing flaws but it comes across still as yummy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7669) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Sample at Kurtís 49th birthday party. Dark reddish-brown pour with a medium thick khaki head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of tart fruit and yeast. Medium to full body with a moderately sour cherry character and notes of yeast, oak and malt. The finish is fruity with a short tart cherries. Above average overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
750ml bottle pours a hazy deep amber with some thin white head. Nose is light vinegar, celery, light vanilla, light leather, light wood, pitted fruit. Flavor is sweet, tart, cherry, light vinegar, raisin, dried cranberry. Full bodied, heavy carb, tart finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1282) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2012
750 ml caged and corked bottle, batch date of 9-11 stamped on the back label. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a murky reddish/amber color with an inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, it smells like vinegar, tart and sweet cherries, wood, green sour apples, funk and a bit of vanilla. Taste is similar to the aroma. It tastes like tart and sweet cherries, vinegar, lemon peel, funk, wood, vanilla and bourbon. The bourbon flavor isnít strong in this brew at all, but I think the subtle bourbon taste works well with the tartness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit syrupy and slick with moderate carbonation. Itís also smooth and easy to drink. I think itís a pretty nice overall brew. Yeah, it was $24.99 a bottle, but after drinking it I donít feel like I paid too much for it. Good thing I bought 2 bottles!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4790) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2012
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. amber pour with a cream head. nose is sour, vinegar, lightly tart, and wood. very smooth on the palate, vinegar, sour, wood, again, and a smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3478) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
POurs woody brown and tea-like with small tan head. Scent is slightly tart dark fruits, some vinegar sour. Taste is more sharply tart....bourbon barrel...fruit...apple....cidery. Pretty Big Tastes. Nice.


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