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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our organic red ale is brewed in traditional West Flanders style. A combination of light, crystal, and dark barley malt, wheat, and oats are brewed with local whole-cone hops and a variety of select yeast and lactic bacteria. We age our red ale in oak barrels for a period of time to develop complex richness, soft tannins, and fruity tart character. The aged beer is then blended with young beer to create the desired balance of malt sweetness with a dry finish.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a hazed red hue with a frothy off-white head. Acidic and mildly funky aromas. Red wine, currants, toasted malt, toasted oak, vinous, light acetic. Flavors are jammy, currants, sour, dark fruit, vinous and a lot of oak. Medium full carbonation, mildly tanic finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NordicV (2202) - Malm, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2017
Fat. Disig rdbrun l med ett smutsvitt skum. Doft och smak av brsyrlighet, tr och lder. Bra balans mellan stma syra och fatlagringstonerna.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (3169) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2017
Fat. Disigt rdbrun med ett medelstort smutsvitt skum. Dofter av syrlig frukt, tr och plommon. Smakinslag av citrus, ekfat, lder och karamell. Torr munknsla. Syrlig avslutning. Riktigt trevliga dofter, ngot rriga smaker.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (6061) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2017
750ml capped bottle pours amber in color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark berries with red wine grapes and malts with hints of yeast. Taste is a lemon tartness with a dark fruity and malty sweetness with an earthy bitterness and a dry red wine and yeasty finish. Light to medium bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, a well crafted brew for the style, not too tart, which I prefer and nicely balanced. Recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1940) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2016
Keg at Cafe Beermoth, Manchester. Dark red shade with off-white head. Jammy fruity flavours, earthy, grassy, light tobacco malty. Not too sour, some acidity before it finishes. Decent stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10334) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy ruby with off-tan head. Nose was oak, dark fruit, cherry, berry. Tasted tart, fruity, oaky, with a complex finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (15310) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 4, 2016
Tap (Riga Craft Beer Festival 2016)
Heavy dusty aroma. Sweetish toffee, some sourness. Taste is bland and sweet, a bit sour. Watery palate. A bit of bile in the acidic finish. Harsh. This one slap bang in the middle of the tragic lets play sour with "craft" recipes trend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (1026) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 10, 2016
On tap at RCBF 2016. Pale brownish colour. Thin layer of beige froth on top. Spiceness, hints of pumkin, wine-ish notes, sourness in the aroma. Slightly sweet, slightly spicy, herbal beginning. Hints of candy sugar in the middle. Earthy, bit sour finish. Sour aftertaste. Rather light bodied, quite well balanced sour ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6996) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 2, 2016
Tap @RCBF 2016. Clear dark amber color. Small size, yellowish off-white head, stays. Sourish, acidic, apples, sweet in aroma. Sourish, apples, vinegary and yeasty in taste. Sour, acidic salad dressing taste. Soft carbonation. Harsh to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1755) - Rīga, LATVIA - AUG 25, 2016
Quite strong malty background, including toasted malts, fruity berry-like aroma outshines though, some drying wood notes. Light sweetness with moderate to light tartness, feels chewy. Very nice balance, love it

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgis (481) - - AUG 20, 2016
Greaps, apples in taste. Aroma wine like. Decent in every way. Not too sweet. .


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