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Malefactor (Gilgamesh) - Upland Brewing Company

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229 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 292
Gots: 89 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A stronger version of a Flanders Red Ale aged in previously beer-stored bourbon barrels for some light oak/bourbon character.

(Beer added by: claaark13 on 02-05-2012)
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kscaldef

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

04-22-2013 05:47:23 | More by kscaldef
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BAstoutsNsours

Florida

3/5  rDev -29.7%

06-02-2013 19:10:35 | More by BAstoutsNsours
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joel66

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18%

05-03-2013 20:28:46 | More by joel66
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-12-2012 03:31:49 | More by ygtbsm94
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vissai

California

3.5/5  rDev -18%

11-23-2012 05:49:33 | More by vissai
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.5/5  rDev -18%

Pours a khaki head. Color is a caramel amber.

Aroma: Sour cherries, caramel, and candied sugar. brown sugar. Funky and fruity.

Taste: Sour cherries again. Medicinal with a bit of band-aid flavor. Caramel and bready malts. Candied sugar. Light vinegar.

Mouthfeel Tart and bland. Light bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, a decent flanders, but nothing too crazy. Enjoyable, however.

04-12-2012 00:27:42 | More by mothman
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -18%

03-04-2013 16:58:08 | More by t0rin0
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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev -16.2%

Thanks, Mark!

Pours a rather dark red/amber color without much in the way of head formation (or carbonation). A bit more bourbon and vanilla than expected. Some definite acetic qualities with some red wine vinegar and dark fruits. A little caramel sweetness, too. Like the nose, sweet toffee/caramel and barrel notes (bourbon and vanilla). The sourness picks up as it warms and the vinegar is able to come through.

07-16-2012 20:47:49 | More by womencantsail
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.61/5  rDev -15.5%

750 mL bottle poured into a taster. Malefactor bottle.

Appearance - Reddish orange and hazy. Thin collar.

Smell - Vinegary acidity. Some bourbon. Deep caramel.

Taste - Great malt flavor behind a strong vinegar sourness. Bourbon and oak. Cherry fruitiness.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Low carbonation. Quite sour.

Overall - This is a palate wrecker of a sour. It's good but it's strong.

10-08-2013 01:09:31 | More by Alieniloquium
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

02-03-2014 02:19:41 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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nataku00

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a dark brown with some hints of amber and scarlet. Initial finger of tan color loose head dissipates quickly to a thin collar leaving minimal lacing. Well carbonated with tiny bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is fruit vinegar, sour acetic acid, cherries and plums. Some brown sugar and toasted malt. Fairly mild nose.

Taking a sip, fruit vinegar, sweet and sour plums, cherries, a bit of tannin. Sweeter brown sugar and dark caramel mid tongue. Finish is dry with a bit of lighter sourness lingering.

Light to medium body with a soft carbonation that tickles the tongue. An interesting take on the style, with the alcohol very well hidden. Flavors aren't too bold though.

08-06-2012 04:00:34 | More by nataku00
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MrHirschybar

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-18-2012 11:13:33 | More by MrHirschybar
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-02-2012 03:45:57 | More by DarthKostrizer
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ridglens

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

08-18-2013 20:20:09 | More by ridglens
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

09-16-2013 14:04:51 | More by sweemzander
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BSuter

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

08-04-2014 15:20:25 | More by BSuter
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

03-01-2014 07:22:10 | More by thebigredone
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

01-16-2014 02:45:53 | More by chippo33
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

02-03-2014 13:51:51 | More by Gotti311
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klipper

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

09-08-2013 01:14:48 | More by klipper
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-30-2012 20:16:36 | More by BeerHunter76
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

03-29-2012 13:35:27 | More by thewimperoo
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-04-2014 08:33:57 | More by zestar
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Pecan

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-16-2013 02:34:22 | More by Pecan
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

08-23-2013 02:55:21 | More by billab914
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Malefactor (Gilgamesh) from Upland Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.