vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle. Purple Ruby pour with white head. Light boysenberry, fruit, wine, oak and funky aromas. Flavors are fruity, wine, oak and boysenberry tones. cgarvieuk (25222) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2016 Bottle at appellation... Dark red... Thin tan lacing... Soft cherry fruits nose... Soft sweet fruits.. Sharp cherry... Dry cherries... Cherry stone... Dry fruits.. Big cherries.. Light acetic Evilkniamhel (1025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle from dalry roaders tasting. Cloudy dark brown/red. Aromas of red cherries, redcurrants, toasty oak, spicy. Taste is tangy, full bodied, really juicy, red malts underneath. Long finish. nihtila (3719) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle at Dalry Roadtrippers. Deep reddish dark brown. Nose is tart berries, wood, oak, dark fruits. Tastes very sour and tart, berries and red fruits, oak, light vanilla. AshtonMcCobb (6755) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle thanks to Blairgus.
Appearance - deep brown with nice red chinks. If there’d been more head it’d have been a five.
Nose - red and dark fruit tart. Figs and dates.
Taste - sour cranberries and blackberries.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry sweet and sour finish.
Overall - cracking sour. One of my favourite beers of the year.
Stuu666 (14044) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle at appellation. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is blackberry, funky, vinegar, wood, taste is jammy, tart fruit, sweet, wood, sour. Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Pours a deep burgundy color with a finger of khaki foam. Nose is full of boysenberry with some supporting dark fruits, vanilla and a hint of dark cocoa as well. Palate is viscous and has tons of acidity that carries the berry flavors into the lip puckering finish. Juicy and tart with some nice earthy sweet undertones to help keep it grounded. ineedbeer (2203) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 22, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml bottle.
Aroma is very fruity with strong blueberry notes. Quite a bit of other berry character with some lighter raisin, cassis and plum. Light oak notes. Moderate caramel and toffee with lighter toasted bread notes. Hints of alcohol.
Pours dark brown with a medium small, thick, dark tan head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges where a small amount lingers for a bit. No lacing and faint legs.
Flavor is fairly acidic and somewhat sharp. Medium malt notes with dark caramel, toffee and hints of toasted bread. Moderately strong blueberry notes. Lighter berry with some plum, raisin and cassis. Light oak notes. Palate adjusts to the acidity. Hints of alcohol. Lingering berry notes with acidity and toffee.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low, but present alcohol warmth.
Overall, a nice Flanders Red with great berry notes. The blueberries work really well and don’t really add any phenolic character. The acidity is a bit sharper than expected, but not bad at all. Nice malt and oak notes to balance out the acidity and fruit. Another nice Flanders style beer from the Bruery. jake65 (3978) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Another great bottle shared by Darrel, thank you! Pours a reddish purple color with a small ring of head. Nose is full of fruity boysenberry, oak, hints of sour/tart. Great sour impact with an intense amount of fruitiness. Clearly identified as boysenberries with sour and tart coming through strong. I notice little else… maybe a hint of oak and vinous, but so much fruit and so good. GenDV138 (7467) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2016
750 ml bottle (2015) from my Reserve Society allocation poured into a tulip. Dark reddish brownish almost black color with some quick fading light tan head. Aromas of berries, oak, light vinegar, light spice, some red wine, a little funky cheese. Tastes of berries, dark fruit, vinegar, a little red wine, subtle oak, some tart puckering notes. Excellent variation on the base Oude Tart.