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25th Anniversary Flanders Red - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

77 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 45
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Flemish Red Ale that was fermented with lacto and Brett and aged in wine barrels to give a distinct tartness to this very deep red, malty beer. Notes of vanilla and oak round the finish.

(Beer added by: mjohnson17 on 05-14-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leftover from a CCBW event. Thanks Tom!

A - White foam settles to wisps, a solid collar, and spotty lacing. Lightly hazed red-brown body.

S - Really oak-heavy, with a lightly smokey note that surprises and may represent some dirty brett. Wet wood, lemony lactic acidity, tart cherry, perhaps a hint of red wine vinegar. Surprisingly little sweetness for the style; somewhat barrel-dominated.

T - This is unusually sour and acidic for a Flanders red, although there's a hint of caramel malt to support the lactic an oaky notes. The wine barrels impart an acidity and vinous tang that I don't normally get from the Belgian foudre-based takes on this style. It's not unpleasant, but it's grows a bit fatiguing as time goes on.

M - Medium body, pleasant carbonation, with a dry, oaky texture. Some lingering stickiness that reveals the base beer's sweetness. No alcohol, as one would expect.

D - Not as sweet as something like Rodenbach, and a bit more 'American' than 'Flanders'. A solid and enjoyable sour, but I don't think I would have spent $20 on a bottle. Still, pretty easy to drink an 8oz portion.

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25th Anniversary Flanders Red from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.