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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
According to a post on the Grand Haven, Mich.-based brewery’s Facebook page, the new beer is Touch of Red, a sour red ale. The name of the beer and the tagline of “We will get by. We will get by. We will survive.” is inspired by the Grateful Dead’s song “Touch of Grey,” which was released in 1987 on the band’s “In the Dark” album. A Touch of Red will be packaged in 500ml bottles. An email sent to the brewery for additional info was not immediately returned.

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4.2
Drake (14110) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2017
Half liter bottle from the brewery. Clear ruby-brown, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of tart cherry, pepper, funk, leather. The taste is tart cherry, cranberry, funk, vinegar. Medium bodied, well balanced, high carbonation.

4
milewide (2326) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2017
Murky brown color. Excellent blend of sour with Belgium-like barrel aged flavors. Quite complex!

3.8
jtw (1170) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2017
500 mL bottle, not heavily sour or tart on the nose but some acidity is there. Murky amber color with minimal carbonation. First taste is a refreshing balance of sour and sweet- not puckeringly tart but enough tang to cut through. A good foray into sours from oddside. If this becomes a series i’ll gladly try the rest.

3.4
deyholla (12463) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber red with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy red sour fruits with earthy grains and a hint of acid. Flavor has sour red fruits with a musty earthy grain backbone.

4
wlajwl (7129) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Aroma is fruit,malts and slightly sour/vinegar. The flavor is malts, fruit, slight tobacco and a sour/sweet/tart finish.

3.5
Sammy (12858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2016
Very decent drinkable sour red, found at Holiday Mart. Reddish tinge. Decent throughly. A little head. Liked it.

3.8
b3shine (9208) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2016
500 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a cloudy amberish brown with off-white head that dissipates into thin lacing fairly quickly. Smells lactic and funky with a Flanders-like cherry presence. Tastes like it smells with a pleasantly acidic medium-bodied mouthfeel. A touch of apple cider vinegar on the tongue as well. Tasty.

3.6
kaser (6409) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Dark red pour from bottle at home, a lot of white head. Cherry aroma. Tart but dry and funky cherry and bland flavor. I don't love it or dislike it.

3.7
koleminer20 (4091) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at Doug’s house on July 04 for the first beer I’ve brewed with him! 500 mL bottle. The pour is a brown-ish ruby color with a pretty dense light tan head and a light lace as it falls to a small cap. The aroma is interesting. There is a lot of winey tendencies here. There is a lightly tart cherry and a good bit of vinegar. The barrel is light, but offers a decent addition. The flavor is a little more lemon zest oriented and sharp. There is still a strong wine character. The oak offers a nice break from the fruits, and balances decently. The mouth feel is not too bad. It’s got a lack of carb, and the finish isn’t my favorite, but this is a surprisingly good sour red.

3.8
umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is cherry coke, apple and mild oak. Tastes like cherry coke mixed with sour cherries and mild funk. Semi- sweet up front with a tart and mildly dry finish. Some vinegar too. Easy to drink and very good.


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