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Ranger Creek Small Batch Series No. 6

 
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This Flanders Red Ale is a blend of 18 and 24 month barrels, resulting in a balanced, mature sour beer. It was re-fermented with strains of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and Pediococcus, giving it a well developed and complex aroma of tart cherries with underling rich earthy tones. These notes are complemented by the addition of local Texas figs and tart red cherries. This sherry-like sour is deep red in color with hints of dark stone fruits and red apple and a slight tartness.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (6344) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2016
375ml bottle pours out a amber color topped with a sand head. Nose is plum cherries some funk caramel sweetness and some earthy notes. Taste is more of the pit fruit and a nice malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2957) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Murky brown amber in color... Aroma of overripe dark fruits, figs, molasses... Flavor is overripe cherries, caramel, nuts, vinegar without the acidity... Not very tart, decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12851) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2015
(375ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orange-brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of earth, yeast, grass, sweet tarts, oak, and vinous. Flavor of spree candies, vinegar, cherry, earthiness, grass, and oak with a moderately dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (5634) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
12.7 ounce bottle shared with drsilverworm thanks to errl. Pours a clear copper with not much head. The aroma has bananas, booze, caramel, and cherrie pie filling. The taste is mostly sweet with a mild acidity. Bigger body and low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2014
12.7oz bottle, thanks to jstax for sharing. Bottle marked 7-1-13. Cloudy red, slightly brown color. Thin off-white ring of head, kind of khaki. Some loose dots and ropes of lace. Very nice aroma. Nice wood, lactose-like cream aromas, dark fruit (cherry), light tannic type spice. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. More of a slick finish. Nice moderate sour taste, very satisfying. Light sweet, light bit of spiciness, not much though. Pretty damn satisfying tasty and complex sour red ale. Awesome stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2993) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 19, 2014
Aroma: Cranberry, Red Plum, Brett, Mildly Boozy Appearance: Deep Ruby/Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Red Plum, Mild Cherry, Mild Cranberry Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Funky, Mildly Tart

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeernWhiskeyHQ (18) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottled: 7-2 -2013 Bronze Medal Winner 2013 World Beer Championship Appearance A thick/rich looking non-transparrent medium earthy brown. Any head to speak of relatively white/off white in color and quickly dissipating Nose Tart fruit, banana, red apple, almost has a red wine nose Palate Very tart, light mouthfeel and easy drinking. Slight alcohol note, fruit, cherries, figs, yeast, sherry that ends with a slightly tart and aged fruit finish. Overall This beer has a wild and interesting blend of tart fruit and ale characters, it is light yet slammed with flavor . The sour elements arent over the top but rather add dynamic and are surprisingly refreshing. Batch No. 6 won the 2013 Bronze at the World Beer Championships and for good reason. A big thank you to my friends at Ranger Creek for sending me their selection! -BeerandWhiskeyHQ.com

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle at Meddlesome Moth. Cloudy amber color with a medium thin white head that diminishes quickly to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of tart cherries, yeast and oak. Medium-bodied with flavors of cherry wine, oak, yeast and subtle vinegar. The finish is mildly funky with a cherry aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
375ml bottle. Ruddy brown pour with an off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, slight funk, oak. Flavor is woody, fruity, and slightly tart.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (3135) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle as an extra, huge thanks. Pours out a somewhat muddy apple cider color with a small off white head. Aroma is of oak, tart/funky notes, dried fruits light cherries. Taste is a little of a drop off from the nose, some vinous flavors, cherries, lots of wood, camp fire, basement, funk. Body is a little thin.


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