RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Sour red ale aged in bourbon barrels

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (2132) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
On tap at Beer Revolution. Aroma is full of fruit with some light oak character and some acidity. Lots of cherries, plums, prunes and currants with some faint vanilla and spice. Light acidity in the aroma but not too acetic. Pours a burnt amber with ruby notes. Solid, slightly off white head with really good retention. Light lacing and very small legs. Flavor is similar to the aroma with lots of fruitiness with balanced oak and acuity. Lots of cherry, currant, plum and prune. The acidity compliments and isn't too overpowering - some acetic acid but mostly lactic. Finish has some oak, vanilla and spice character with faint acidity. the finish has a bit of raisin in it and other dried fruit as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium full carbonation. No astringency and low alcohol warmth. A bit of a smoothness to it; the acidity definitely isn't too sharp. Overall this is one of the best American Flanders Ales that I have had. Lots of fruitiness with balanced malt character and acidity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DwarfeD (3352) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2016
75cl bottle at the BeerTemple. Hazy dark orange with a medium off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good sour tones combined with subtle sweet and bitter notes. Tart, oak, vanilla, berries, vinegar and spices. Superb brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (1078) - Mexico City, MEXICO - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle, 750ml. Deep reddish, minimal head. Intense tarty aromas. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Highly sour, very pleasant. Rustic, dry, bitterish character from the bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Percy0103 (764) - MEXICO - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle, 750ml. Cloudy reddish beer with no head. Sour aromas of berries and spices. Taste is sour with fizzy carbonation. Medium bodied, astrigent and with a nice sour finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (5255) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle @ MTG II tasting at Richs Welfare Pad. Pours a hazed red, off white head. Massively complex aroma with bourbon, berries and sour red balsamic. Taste is puckeringly crisp with layered nuances of bourbon, nutty toffee and a sharp acetic presence. Intense.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SarkyNorthener (4435) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle shared at the Midlands Tasting Group. Red Amber beer with small head. Aroma is deep red berries, balsamic and funky. Taste is tart, puckering red berries, bourbon, red fruit, some dryness, wood and balsamic. Great carbonation and mouth feel across the tongue. The beer of the year so far for me. World class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (7605) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle from Beer Gonzo shared during Midlands Tasting Group at Richs Welfare pad; hazy golden amber pour with a thin white head, aroma has tart vinegar, black cherries, taste has fruity vinegar, sour cherry, tart fruits, hints of bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathanvc (391) - Brugge, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2016
At Ghent Beer Festival. Pours clear ruby red with a small beige head. Smells of bourbon. The aroma contains caramel, malts, vinegar, whisky and citrus. It tastes medium sweet and medium to heavy sour. The finish is long and acidic - a bit too much. Medium body, soft carbonation. Great to discover.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (9313) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2016
20/VIII/16 - 75cl bottle @ Gents Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2016-868)

Clear ruby red beer, small aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of lactobacillus, very earthy, tobacco leafs, some caramel. MF: lively carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish, lots of lacto, lemony, acidic, vinegar even, bit fruity. Aftertaste: very sourish, lemon juice, vinegar, way too sour, burns the throat. Dont like the super aggressive character of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (9907) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2016
No head left but small rim; red-brown beer. Sour, vinous, cherries, wood - all things nice. Sour-fruity, red (unripe) fruit, redcurrant. Complex, lactic, tad of acetid, just a hint at vanilla. Acidburning, acidthinning. A tad too sour, maybe - but (very) good all the same.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (9350) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2016
Thank you for sharing! Sampled 750 ml. bottle @ Gents Bierfestival 2016. Dark red copper with no head. Nose is quite sour with glue components, sour red fruit, vinegar, quite sour & puckering but rather nice. Taste is sour vinegar, acidic, touch glue, sour puckering red fruit & oak, didnt get the bourbon, puckering vinegar cherry, Body is vinegar, oak & glue. Quite harsh but also pretty good & enjoyable.

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