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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Received this in trade with Jvillefan earlier this year... Thanks a bunch Michael, this was REALLY well done. Looks like a light cola on the pour... tan head with spotty lacing. Nose is pretty proper... balanced acetic/fruity notes... dark cherries and plum.. bourbon is there but shows as more of a vanilla presence. If you subtract the barrel presence, this is a better Flanders Red than many of the Continental versions that limp to our local shelves. Again very fruity with the expected acetic/tannic wine notes... fermented out sweet cherries with underripe plums. The barrels add an all encompassing vanilla character.. A residual sweetness adds to the body... good bubbles lead to a bit of a burpy burn for me. This is a winner... Damn happy I was able to try it... Thanks a bunch Michael... You are a fantastic trader.

DwarfeD (3513) - 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!

Sdaniel90 (1082) - 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.

Percy0103 (768) - 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.

minutemat (5514) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle @ MTG II tasting at Rich’s 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.

SarkyNorthener (4620) - 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.

RichTheVillan (7852) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle from Beer Gonzo shared during Midlands Tasting Group at Rich’s 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.

nathanvc (507) - 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.

tderoeck (9710) - 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. Don’t like the super aggressive character of this beer.

JorisPPattyn (10002) - 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.

77ships (9827) - 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, didn’t get the bourbon, puckering vinegar cherry,… Body is vinegar, oak & glue. Quite harsh but also pretty good & enjoyable.

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