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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Barrel Aged Double Flanders Red Ale

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (3671) - Edmonton, Alberta, - AUG 12, 2012
RBAG summer 2012. From a brown 750ml bottle, corked. Dark brown pour, no sings of any head on top. Tart nose, winey notes, sharp. Huge sourness in the mouth, lemony tanginess, sour cherry, winey. Big sour aftertaste, complex. Wished I could have spent more time with this beer.


4.2
Hoprider (699) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2017
Pours a clear crinsom or ruby colour with a beige lightly frothy head. The aroma has vinous notes from the winebarrel. Christmas spices, lots of vanilled oak and sour cherries. So many things going on. Tannic vinegary notes as well. Taste is rich with a big sour kick to counter the sweeter fruity notes. Long tannic aftertaste. Like it lots.

3.8
cmacklin (1209) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2017
750ml corked bottle. 2015 vintage. (9.9% ABV) Pours an unclear dark ruby with lots of sediment floating around and a small, fizzy, short lived, tan head that fully dissipates. Tart aroma of cherry, red wine, balsamic vinegar, oak and a hint of bourbon. Sweet flavour of cherry, red grape, red wine, balsamic vinegar and oak with a dry, sour, acidic, alcohol finish. Medium body with an oily texture and average carbonation. A decent sour red, plenty of pucker power. The bourbon was a little too subtle IMO.

4.5
superspak (5682) - Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2017
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; 2015 vintage bottling, 9.9%. Pours fairly crystal clear dark ruby red/light brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge sweet/sour/tangy cherries, raisin, plum, raspberry, blackberry, currant, red grape, lemon, lime, green apple, almond, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, brown sugar, caramel, and bread; with light notes of leathery funk, red wine vinegar, pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Incredible aromas with amazing balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, cherries, wine/bourbon barrels, and dark/bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge sweet/sour/tangy cherries, raisin, plum, raspberry, blackberry, currant, red grape, lemon, lime, green apple, almond, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, brown sugar, caramel, and bread; with light notes of leathery funk, red wine vinegar, pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness; light yeast/oak spiciness and fruit tang on the finish. Lingering notes of sweet/sour cherries, raisin, plum, raspberry, blackberry, currant, red grape, lemon, lime, green apple, almond, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, brown sugar, caramel, bread, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, cherries, wine/bourbon barrels, and dark/bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/sourness balance, and minimal puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from tart/sourness and yeast/oak spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky/acidic, and lightly tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is amazing. Minimal warming alcohol for 9.9%. Overall this is an insane fruited Flanders red ale style! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, cherries, wine/bourbon barrels, and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink with the balanced lactic/tannic/drying finish. Perfectly balanced complexity from all flavors. A highly amazing offering, and world class fruited sour ale. One of the best I’ve ever had.

4.1
rdixon77 (2876) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Thanks Danny! Super tart and boozy sour red. A beer drinkers beer - sour with high abv. Anyways, it was nicely balanced for extreme tastes. Great stuff!

3.6
dnstone (3430) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Tart raspberry aroma with sudsy off white head. Puckeringly tart raspberry like woody aroma. Notes: 2015 vintage, on tap at he brewery, Portland visit May 17

3.7
Cybercat (5887) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Pours opaque chocolate brown with a serviceable buff head. Aroma offers a sharp note of tart fruit plus a little toasted malt. Flavor features tart, tart fruit - stone fruit and pomme - and just a hint of malt. Mouthfeel delivers firm body and peppy fizz. Black blood indeed.

4.1
heman (1035) - Tychy, POLAND - MAY 10, 2017
Aromat intensywny, owocowy, nuty czerwonych, przejrzałych czereśni, nuty śliwek z niuansami wanilii w tle. W smaku wysoka kwaśność, czereśnie, śliwki, w tle niuanse karmelowe i czerwonego wina. Posmak wanilii i cierpkość drewna. Bardzo złożone.

3.8
IrishBoy (4211) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 29, 2017
750 ml bottle from Tavour. Nose is red wine, light vanilla, and bourbon. Clear rusty red with a medium lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is moderately tart with a hint of bourbon and vanilla.

4.2
ciocanelu (2597) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 10, 2017
Murky dark amber color with beige head. Aroma has balsamic vinegar, plums, tart fruits, some caramel malt in the background. Taste is sour up-front, acetic and astringent, some wood notes and the wine also comes through. Medium body and carbonation, quite dry and acidic. A great flanders style ale with complex flavors.

4.3
mariuspoenari (2724) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2017
Bottle shared at a tasting. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Notes of dark cherries, apple vinegar, nice oak notes, light vanilla, more cherries. Very acidic, medium tart and quite complex.


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