radagast83 (8002) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
750ml bottle provided by CaptainCougar. Thanks! Poured a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some mild oak character, tart cherries, and a little bit of red wine vinegar. Flavor was oaky, with touch of tart cherries. Enjoyable enough. ben4321 (6391) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Location: 750 ml bottle from State Line, 11/25/12
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2012
Aroma: The nose is sour and sweet, with cherries, a little wine, sour yeast, caramel, and wood
Appearance: It pours a dark amber color with a small beige head and some light, spotty lace
Flavor: It tastes fairly sweet/fruity and a little tart/sour, it is sweeter up-front, tartness comes in late
Palate: This one has a medium body, a fairly soft carbonation, and a lightly dry, tart finish on the mouth
This one is a bit sweeter, and then of course, also less tart/sour then many of the beers in this category, but I still thought it worked pretty well. As it warms, the tartness and the dryness both come out more to provide a nice balance to the up-front sweetness of this beer. The 9% is almost completely hidden. Very solid job here by Sam Adams.
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - offwhite head. Light light sourish, sweetness, roasted notes, red berries, fruity, ryebread, cherry sauce, wooden notes. A bit boring. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
75cl bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Small beige head, clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some dusky, light sour. Taste is medium sweet, cherry, light sour. Medium body, alcohol well contained. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
The beer is copper hued with crimson highlights and a soft off-white head. The aroma offers oak, sour cherries, vinegar, red wine, yeast. Smells nice. The flavor is decent. A bit heavy and sweet for my liking, though the finish delivers sufficient tartness. Lots oak and a touch of vinegar. A heavy Flanders style brew. Better than I expected. I’d like to see more offerings like this from Samuel Adams.
ffaoe (775) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2012
dark brown/red in color with a really nice head. aroma of alcohol and malt. flavor is slight sour, oaked, alcohol taste. taste is not of usual flander reds GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
750mL odd bottle. Pours deep amber. Small yellow head. Nose is cloying sugar and gummies with red wine vinegar blend like Rodenbach. Taste is sugary, spicy, papery, with mild butyric bile harshness. Pretty harsh. Papery. Strange. As it warms it gets savory, a bit better.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle: Pours a clear deep copper bronze with a stringy-lacing beige head. Has a sweet toasty caramel and tart light fruits with a touch of oak. Starts with good fullness and light carbonation with a decent amount of tartness and dark cherries before a drier slightly puckering finish. Pretty true to style and drinkable. joergen (27970) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle at Papsø.
Hazy orange-red coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and berreis.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel with notes of berries.
Tart finish of berries. yespr (44706) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
1 pint 9.4 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small off white head. Aroma is cherry to raspberry fruity. Quite carbonated. Wooden, caramelish to toffee. Dry and light citric into a fruity and tart finish.