JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2016
On tap at HopCat Grand Rapids on 1/29/16. Pours clear red with a thin off-white head. Aroma of malty sweetness, tartness and slight cherry. Malty sweet flavor with tart fruit accents before a thin finish. koleminer20 (3597) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2015
From notes. Enjoyed this at the MBG Winter Beer Fest. The pour is a really cloudy red tinted brown with a large off-white head that collapses like a bad souffle. Not a good start for a Flanders red. The aroma is big on oak and wood with a light hint of cherries. There is a big spiciness and some strong alcohol. The flavor is again really oaky. The alcohol is once more very prevalent. There isn’t really any sour character, as it seems just to be a little tartness. The mouth feel is definitely thicker than i was expecting with a lazy carbonation and a lingeringly acidic cherry sharpness. Not really what I was hoping for on this one emacgee (4676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Pours a cloudy/murky reddish amber with two fingers of coaxed tan head head that quickly collapses on itself. Light cherry skin tartness, a touch of wood, fruity esters, and a touch of popcorn butter. Flavor shows a nice acidity and tannic note from the wood with some diacetyl showing with warmth. Light bodied. Tmoney99 (14484) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Draft sample. Poured a hazy reddish brown color with an average to large creamy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour fruit aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy tart & sour flavor with a medium to heavy tart & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer for style. rumproasts (5359) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Tap at Michigan Winter Beer Festival - 22-Feb-2014. Flanders style. A little maltier than most other Flanders reds that I’ve had. Tart but not truly sour. Might just need a bit more age?
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap at HopCat. Dark red pour. Sour nose. Good, sour body--a bit more emphasis on vinegar than tartness, moreso than I’d expect from a "Flanders" red. Decent. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2014 Tap: Opaque mahogany body with only a light shimmer of red tones floating through; beige-ish head is gone in only a few moments. Aroma is heavy duty oak with a mild sour cherry presence, light cinnamon-like spice, & an apparent booziness. The booziness carries over to the taste... Lots of oak & vinous flavors, though the booze almost tastes like an undercurrent of bourbon? Only lightly tart, not what I’d call "sour". Dry, cherry skin & slightly acidic finish. Plenty of oak, front to back. Only OK, I prefer my Flanders Reds with more tart & less apparent alcohol presence.