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Brewed by Thornbridge Brewery
Style: Sour/Flanders Red/Brown
Ashford in the Water, England
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Sour Red Ale, aged in red burgundy barrels with cherries.

This beer is the second iteration of a project we have been working on at the brewery for a few years now. We wanted to create a modern sour ale aged in barrels that had the same complexity and depth of flavour that our favourite sours from the USA offer. After using a Belgian yeast strain to give a good foundation on which to build, we aged the beer in Burgundy barrels with the fruity for well over a year. Adding cultures of Brettanomyces, Pediococcus and Lactobacillus at set points let us sour the beer gradually over many months and give layers of flavour that can only develop over time. The rich fruit aroma and flavours compliment the sharp sourness which subsides for more malt and yeast character to come through. Lively, dry and thirst-quenching, this beer is a beer to savour; a complex and mature sour ale that we feel fulfills our original objective.

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4.1
TimE (7518) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 19, 2019
UPDATED: APR 19, 2019 Fiery orange red color. Dry tart nose with oranges, cherries, green apples and oaky nose. Tart mouth, excellent green apples, cherries, oak. Solid tartness nice backbone. Very nice

3.9
DroolYeast (2351) - Odder, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2019 Aroma of caramel, acetic acid, oak and old cherries. Brown with white head. Taste is dry. moderate sour and light bitter. Light body, dry feel and sour stone fruit+oak finish.

4.2
Rider0nTheStorm (347) - Ablis, FRANCE - FEB 23, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2019 Une rouge des flandres anglaise de chez Thornbridge : je l'ai réservée pour ce samedi soir. Couleur ambrée, faible mousse, faible carbonatation. On sent le vieillissement en barrique, bel équilibre entre acidité et sucré. Un soupçon de cerise. C'est d'une belle finesse. 37.5 cl.

4
EvNa (1546) - Ede, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2019 Bottle, vintage 2016. Color: Hazy reddish brown, very thin off-white head. Lively beer, lots of tiny bubbles. Aroma: Vinuous, tart, red fruit. Taste: Medium to over medium tart, red wine, red fruit, sweet and sour cherries, combined with moderate to medium sweetness and moderate bitterness. Lactic acidity, balsamico notes. Full body, just below average carbonation. Dry mouthfeel, wood notes. Very complex. Very nice Flemish brown like sour.

3.6
thewolf (13758) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2018 Bottle, 37,5cl. Sample. Pours murky brown amber with a small, creamy beige film head. Aroma has tart, caramel, cherries, oak. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and oily mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet caramel, tannins, red wine. Light acetic.

4.4
Holmen2 (5444) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2018 Cloudy red. Not much head. Excellent aroma of cherries, lambic and lactic acid. Even better taste, with cherries, lambic and almonds. Very dry and astringent.

4.5
julesxxl (2329) - FRANCE - DEC 23, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2018 (vinaigre, vin rouge, cerises (ad), rondo-aigre, bien balancée, très raffinée, pure, très agréable, < roden)

4.6
ALIBALI (4167) - Kiel, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2018 Joooo...Oude Bruin...in love...very complex....hauptsächlich auf der Essigseite, allerdings auch mit geilo WoodFunk und kräftiger Versauerkirschung💄...HOT!!! ...mit tarty Kriek⚡️⚡️⚡️Richtung Butter & Mandel & so✨...unfassbar ausgewogen, ist gerade das Finale...❤️...will mehr 😬375ml Bottle aus Bremen?🤷‍♂️

4.2
gegwilson (4607) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2018
Bottle from Rehills of Jesmond. Deep ruby with a thin cream head. Nice sour cherry and balsamic aroma. The taste is nice a tart sherbet, cherry and balsamic up front before vanilla and woody notes in the finish. Very complex. Great stuff.

4
biilz (763) - SPAIN - OCT 12, 2018
Аромат в основном сухофруктов, немного яблок и брожения. Цвет очень мутный и бледный, пена супер мелкопузырчатая, быстро падает шипя как газировка. Вкус весьма водянист, немного фруктов, легкая кислота от ягод и цитрусов. Послевкусие более яблочное и квашенное. В целом отлично, но немного не хватает полноты тела.


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