Country Boy 4th Anniversary Wild Red Ale

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This wild red ale (Flanders Red) has been maturing in American oak barrels for 2 years with additions of wild yeast and bacteria. Distinct wine-like notes of plum and raisin are backed up by a subtle tartness with an underlying foundation of caramel malt and oak tannin

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4.1
bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2016
750 ml bottle. No dating on it that I could find, but I think I’ve had this for about 6 months or so. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a hazy reddish/brown color with about an inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like tart cherries, woodiness, dark fruit, and a bit of whiskey. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like tart cherries, dark fruit, vinegar, wood, caramel and some whiskey. I liked the tartness of this brew, and the whiskey flavor was subtle but still noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and is easy to drink with a moderate amount of carbonation. I’m glad I bought this, I liked it! Definitely a wild ale worth trying. $15.99 a bottle.

3.8
willisread (3651) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2016
Tap at Gambrinus. Pours a clear deep mahogany color with almost no head. Really easy drinking oud bruin. Lots of oak on the nose with a big vinous character. Deep, earthy cherry and light wood. Dry on the palate, well-rounded and thirst quenching.

4
voyageurmike (510) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Draft at the brewery, in a tulip glass. Reddish brown medium bodied beer with fruity aroma and tart cherry taste. Very good lingering finish.

4.2
shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Draft. Woody cherry, toffee malt, and hay aroma. Dark brown with large head. Lightly sweet cherry, toffee malt, and mildly bitter dry wood/hay flavor. Light whiskey finish.

4
GenDV138 (7708) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
2 oz pour at SAVOR 2016’s Saturday session. Clear amber with beige head. Aromas of cherries, funk, Brett, light oak. Tastes of cherries, dark fruit, light whiskey, light tartness. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.9
radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
At Savor 2016. Poured a lightly hazy red copper color with a small head. Aroma was intense tart sour notes. Light cranberry notes. Very sour. Very tasty.

4
obguthr (6666) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Savor 2016: Cranberry and crabapple nose. Reddish tea colored, thin head. Cranberry and oak, tart and tangy. Medium body, soft carbonation. Delicious!

3.8
Travlr (26130) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Draft at Partisan during Savor week. Hazy reddish amber color. Light vinous aroma. Taste has mixed dark fruit. OK.

3.6
weihenweizen (4128) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured. Clear Amber with small beige head. Aroma is nice tart, medium body, medium carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is tart cherries and some plums.

3.7
northropfrye (3693) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 6, 2016
Thanks cards04 for sharing. Reddish brown body white head. Slightly tart aroma, some vinegar, maybe a touch of fruit/bubblegum. Slightly sour taste, some nuttiness, and a dry finish. Really nice.


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