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style
RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Flanders Style Red Ale with Cherries

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (1983) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Poured from a 750 ml bottle with a best by date of 06/2017. Aroma is a balanced blend of fruit and malt. Cherry is the dominant fruit with some lighter raisin, berry and plum notes. Malt is caramel and toasted bread. Faint oak notes. Pours a fairly clear auburn color with a medium large, moderately thick, frothy, light tan head that shows good retention as it slowly recedes to a small film that lingers. Faint lacing and legs. Flavor is somewhat sweet with a moderate acidity. Some caramel, toasted bread and grain notes with hints of nuts and toffee. Moderate cherry notes with some lighter tropical fruit, citrus, raisin, and plum. Light oak notes. Medium light bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice Flanders style red ale but not as fruity as one would expect with the addition of the cherries. A really nice balance between the malt and fruit as well as between the acidity and sweetness. I think the age has dulled the flavor and aroma a bit though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5940) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
750ml capped bottle pours a hazy reddish color with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing on the glass. Aroma is cherries with some yeast funk. Taste is a cherry tartness with a malty sweetness and a dry red wine like finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a very tart ale that is only recommended for true sour brew lovers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (2234) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2016
Sample @ Voldby lfestival 2016. Pours hazy reddish amber with a small offwhite head. Notes of cherries, cranberries, oak, vinegar, balsamico, floral notes, citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (2869) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
Pours hazy burgundy with low white head Aromas of oak, red berries, sour cherries, burned caramel, raspberries Taste has notes of red berries, raspberries, oak, burned caramel, bretta

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (4250) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Pours deep hazy brown amber with low white head. Aroma of cherries, almond icing, red berries. Taste is medium berry tart with a a mellow barrel sweet finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (3171) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
Pours hazy reddish brown with a low off white head. Aromas of cherries, funk, red berries, caramel, almonds. Taste is soured fruits with caramel and nutty notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Complimentary bottle pour at Craft Beer Cellar - DC; Thank you! Light amber body with slight head. Nose is fruits and cherries. Taste is cherries, fruits, ginger and sour notes. Quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2712) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2016
Sample @ Voldby lfestival 2016. Hazy burgundy pour with a light head. Notes of tart berries, cranberries, cherries, light vanilla, sweet oak and some light balsamico.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettGT (202) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2016
Aroma of sweet cherries, balsamic vinegar, oak, vanilla, red wine. Pours deep cherry red / mahogany, off white head. Taste is sweet with a nice tartness. Not really sour. Follows the nose pretty much. Medium plus body, soft carbonation, silky mouthfeel, vinous finish. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
copestx (130) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle. Aroma of sweet cherries, oak and a little vinegar. Taste is massive amounts of juicy cherries, some cranberries, with the beer then opening up to a residual sourness. Definitely closer to a Rodenbach Alexander than a traditional lambic Kriek, but elements of both are here. Very easy to drink and very good overall.


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