skrip (227) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017 berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought this at Hill Farmstead, aged 2 years. Not a huge fan of the style but wanted to try this. Poured a cloudy reddish/brown, small light brown head, meduim body. More malty than I’d expected.
375ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.
A~ very dark red that shimmers in the light. nice head and no lacing at all.
S~ a lot of sweetness going on here. tart cherrys, cherry pie, some plums, molases, and brown sugar. all followed by a wonderful abundance of oak.
T~ pretty much follows the noise, extremely close to biting into a piece of cherry pie, with unripe tart cherries. also very close to Griffon Brux but obviously not as sour (that is seriously the most sour brew i have ever had) definitely more spices on the palet as well, brown sugar once again, cinnamon, and tad of nutmeg. yup... its a pie! lol all followed by amazing wine barrel oak funk, that is just all around amazing! oh and not even a hint of booze.
M~ extremely smooth, and nicely carbonated which is to be expected from HF. also some honey like thickness.
O~ all around perfect 4. not the best Flanders Red i’ve ever had but i love the spices that come out even if they may not really be there. not overly tart which is nice as well in this type of brew and a lot of barrel characteristics that HF seems to be really good at with their wild ales. now that its getting warmer i’m boosting the "taste" up a bit, so yeah... let it warm up quite a bit. jredmond (8508) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle at Hill Farmstead’s tasting room (onsite only consumption); shared with Andrew. Pours a deep murky brown body with thin carbonated tan lacing. Nose is wet wood, dark fruit and soft funk. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with aggressive tart pushing throughout the palate; notes of fruit, sour oak, dark berries, wine and acid. piscator34 (2620) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle via and shared with oakbluff. Dark brown in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are of red berries, oak, dry red wine and thyme. More of the red berry and oak thing going on in the mouth, but with some tasty pale malt notes making an appearance. Medium bodied with a refreshing tartness. Very well balanced and "fresh" tasting. ctipping (2200) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2015
375 mL bottle.
Murky reddish brown. Nice khaki head. Great surface retention.
Smell has a hint of acetic acid. Dark malts. Some cherry.
Taste is more sour. Much more cherry. Oaky. Kinda chalky. Sourness lingers. Very dry.
Almost too dry. Moderate sourness. Well carbonated.
Decent flanders. A little too dry for me. madvike (3286) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle - Dark red wine pour with brown highlights and a filmy tan head. Nose is red wine, black cherry, and some balsamic vinegar sourness. Same taste, with a nice tartness. Slick and medium bodied. Pretty solid.
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2015
(375ml bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small cream head. Aroma of strawberry, herbs, florals, oak, and cherry. Flavor of strawberries, caramel, oak, vinous, lemon, oak, and herbs with a dry finish. Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle..Pour is dark with a nice head..Nose is sweetness, cherries, wet oak, spice, dark fruits..Taste is musty, dark fruit, sweetness, cherries, wet oak, some chocolate?, port barrel... djd07 (15336) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Josh. Pours a cloudy copper with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is oak, cherry skin, spice. Thin mouth, tart cherry, oak, dark fruit, spice, vinous, really enjoyed this one. MacBoost (1934) - Victor, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Poured by Shaun himself into a glass he handed me. Dark Amber pour, large tan head. Aromas of tart vinous fruit. Moderately tart, dark fruit, plenty of funk. Dry, tart and amazing. Beautiful. I am totally blown away. rxeight (3218) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2015
375ml bottle. Very dark red color. Slight beige head with a residual film. Aroma is very malty, in the Flanders red way. Taste is slightly tart. Lots of wine- red and white, lemon zest. Slight sourness. Quite dry.