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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Barrel Aged Double Flanders Red Ale

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (1806) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2011 Project, bought from the brewery online for $21 It pours a murky rusty colour, started off with over a finger head of foam but that quickly dissipated. Very little lacing left behind. You can certainly smell the sour cherries and the oak barrel. Some slight note of vanilla there. My nose is happy. Tart cherries up front in the taste, oak flavours not so much. Alcohol extremely well hidden when it comes to what sits and swirls in my mouth, some definite warming during and after the swallow. Sour, yeah, but not overly so. Very slight hint of a vinegar sourness so I don’t *think* that heartburn will be an issue. Very tasty from the get go; I opened it at near room temp to get all of the flavours rather than opening after pulling from the fridge. A delightfully delicious Wild Ale that I wish had a bit less alcohol to make it even more drinkable; as is, it’s still and an easy drop to tip back. I’m very impressed with what Cascade has made here. They sure do know their s*it.

sonnycheeba (6360) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Tap at BLAH. Pours dark brown/red. Aroma and flavor are huge blackberry, lactic acid, faint balsamic, faint strawberries, faint oak, and dry, pale malt base. Light/medium body.

snoworsummer (6076) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Draft at BLAH. Pours murky red/nut brown with a bubbly beige head. Tastes like tart lemon, berry, red wine, woody malt, and vinegar. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like berry, red wine, booze, and vinegar.

mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2017
[9621-20170923] Bottle. Fruity red toasted barrel berry aroma. Hazy, dark red body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Soured fruity berries and toasted barrel fruit flavour. Medium-full body is sour. Good. (7/3/9/4/15) 3.8
(Zwanze Day 2017 @ Birreria Volo, Toronto, ON)

jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2017
2017-09-23. Red tinged dark brown body, modest head. Aroma has big fruity character, there is a heaviness to it that I think stems from the combination of bourbon and dark fruit, but it's not necessarily a distinctly/prominent bourbon character. 7++ Flavour is similar, weighty dark fruit, cherry, tart acidity around the edges grows and linger in the finish. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. 3+ Solid, but more of a sipper than the more quaffable Noyaux that preceded it. 7/4/7-8/3-4/17 2015 Bottle sample. Zwanze Day at Volo, Toronto.

Idiosynkrasie (7974) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2017
750ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, brown-ish crimson colour with small, frothy, fading, beige head. Bourbon aroma, hints of vanilla, underlying fruity notes of morello and red berries. Taste is agressively sour, lactic, notes of vinegar, hints of morello. Nothing I need a second time, least of all considering the brewery's overprize politics.

Erasmus_ro (3174) - Alabama, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Tap @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 14/09/17. Quite sour, some balsamico, red berries, vanilla and wood fairly strong.

MarcoDL (5383) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2017
Draft at beertemple. Black pour. Aroma of tart red fruit, vanilla, oak and lacto. Taste has sour red fruit, oak, tart, lacto acid, red grapes and a sour finish. Nice, but too rough.

crazy_cat_lady (706) - - AUG 25, 2017
Bottle at Wvrst. Big aroma of sour cherry, oak, hints of basalmic vinegar. I could smell this from several feet away while it was being poured. Warm dark brown with reddish tones, very little head. Tastes of tart sour cherries, oak, some vinegar notes. Awesome.

Hoprider (743) - 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.

cmacklin (1310) - 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.

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