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RATINGS: 142   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (2135) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pours an murky amber with no head. Aroma of red wine dark fruits and red wine. Smooth and easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Madirish76 (41) - Whittier, California, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Out of a bottle at gabf. Nice mix of Flanders and bourbon. Great nose and perfect mouthfeel. Very bubbly like a good Flanders. Absolutely amazing!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2842) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a reddish color with an off-white head. The aroma was of bourbon, vinegar, oak, dark fruit and funk. The taste was a really tasty blend of sour, light sweet, bourbon and some fruit esthers. Very, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5148) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Sampled at an rsbls tasting. Hazed brown. Soured fruit and vinegar aroma. Similar flavor. A hint of vanilla and a lot of fruit. Intetesting and nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2012
75cl, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, thx to Secret Santa!, complex sour brew, vinous/sour and slightly alcoholic/woody, not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
FOBAB 11. Hazed amber with a thin bubbled head. Sweet malt maple aromas with a note of acidity. Tart earthy kinda sweet dirty. Dirty and kind of a bitter mess. Blah, not too into it. 7/3/5/3/12

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
illidurit (2180) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 13, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2015 Rerate: super acetic buttery sugary weirdness. Old rating: Bottle shared at RBSG 2012 Grand Tasting. Pours an orangey amber color with a light tan head. Pretty nice balance between the sweet and sour flavors with winey red fruits toeing the line. Not too harsh/acetic.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity slightly sour citric aroma. Fruity malty tart sour citric vinous flavor. Has a fruity sour tart citric finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5974) - Indiana, 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 I’ve ever had!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5066) - 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 I’ve had for sure.


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