hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2017
375ml bottle. Poured a deep amber, near brown color with an off white head. Funky, wood, fruity, some vinous notes, and some vinegar. Garrold (5601) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle. Little Leeds Beer House. Lightly hazy, reddy copper colour. Slim ring of beige head. Nose has toffee apple. Red wine dregs. Sweet oak. Some red wine vinegar. Taste is sweet and vinous. Light, red wine vinegar acidity. Taste is oaky sweet, with a lightly acidic twang. A bit of a sticky mouthfeel. Light carbonation. Nice balance of sweet and sour to finish. Good, although not too complex. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2017
Liquide à mi-chemin entre la bière rousse et le vin rouge. Petite tête qui disparaît rapidement. Au nez, chêne français et suintements fruités, noix de coco et balsamique. Cerises et raisins. Peaux des fruits. Effet malté désirable. C’est une belle réussite. Au goût, les fûts de vin et cette noix de coco comme une signature qui revient sans cesse. Et cette sucrosité délicate qui sied bien à cette acidité délicate. Retour des cerises et des raisins. Corps huileux avec une bulle fine qui fait bien son travail. En finale, équilibre des malts et de l’acidité. Assez facile à boire merci. Bule (2254) - California, USA - FEB 25, 2017
500ml bottle pours a copper color without much head. Mild sourness. A little tannic.
mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
Pours a very clear red with a small offwhite rim on top that leaves low lacing. Nose is of coconut, oak, winey/vinous oak, oak. Did I say oak? Taste continues to err on the winey side and feels slightly oxidized. More red wine and oak. No sharp/over the top acid, just right. Vinous it goes without saying with a moderate body and carbonation. A pretty cool winey sour!
Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2017
Pours clear mahogany with no head. Aroma is of fruits, oak. Taste is of fruits, oak. Palate: Medium body, light carbonation. Overall: Very nice. czar (9412) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2017
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks man! pours clear dark copper-orange with a nice off-white cap offering good retention and lacing. cherrywood oak, lots of cabernet notes, spicy grapes, light to medium acidity - some citric peaks, old plum vinegar residuals, pepper.
moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily; semi-sweet and tart woodsy-spicy finish. very nice oaky-winey flanders red. tom10101 (6251) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle (500 ml), shared at tasting. Clear amber with a small bubbly off-white head leaving little lacing. Aroma is of red fruits, vinous notes, mild oak spiciness, light grapey presence and balsamic notes. Taste is lightly sweet with moderate acidity, red fruits, vinous notes, oak spiciness and balsamic notes. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oak/tannic mouthfeel. Fruity. Very good Flander Red with not too much acidity. Enjoyable. chefseanjudd (37) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2017
Delicious new world take on the style.
Great balance of acids and funk, perhaps a touch too much oak but enjoyable nonetheless. davidezdonz (586) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - JAN 6, 2017
A 500ml bottle, 2013 vintage. Poured into a Cantillon ballon glass. It poured a clear copper red colour with a one finger light tanned head that dissipated quickly, but leaves some nice lacing. Aromas of cherry, vinous red and white wine, oak and wet wood with a touch of balsamic. Tastes lightly sour, tart, cherry, raisins, oaky wood, vinous red wine, soft funk and a red wine vinegar plus pepper punch at the end. Dry, medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, I thought that there was less fruit and a more oaky vinous character than traditional Flanders Red Ales, but in this case, that was to be expected since it was aged in wine barrels. Enjoyable, I like it!