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Malefactor (Gilgamesh) - Upland Brewing Company

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95
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232 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 293
Gots: 88 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of nataku00
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

nataku00, Aug 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

MrHirschybar, May 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

DarthKostrizer, Jul 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

ridglens, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

sweemzander, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

BSuter, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

thebigredone, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

chippo33, Jan 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Gotti311, Feb 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

klipper, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

BeerHunter76, Jul 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

thewimperoo, Mar 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

zestar, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Pecan, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

billab914, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

jjheinrichs, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

tom10101, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of harrymel
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Figured it was time to pop the cork.

This was a bitch to open - required the lobster claw cracker to pull the cork - but it cam with a loud pop. Pours a brown ale with cherry hues and a good broken sheet of light cream foam. Smells of sweet balsamics, some brown sugar and some oak. There is the vinegar tone, indicating the tart quality, but the nose lacks depth for me. Flavor has a nice tartness, cherries, oak, hint of bourbon, slightly bitter, and a hint of sweetness. I like the balance in this one. Medium bodied with lower carb and a dry finish. Nice beer, the nose does not match the flavor, but it is a nice beer.

harrymel, Sep 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

codysjb, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at bu11zeye's 10,000th rating tasting.

The beer pours a light brown color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of toffee and caramel malt, as well as some tart cherries and oak notes. The flavor is similar, with some lightly tart cherries, oak, leather and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, May 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

acurtis, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

roostor07, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

WeisGuy, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

cleonile2000, Oct 07, 2012
Malefactor (Gilgamesh) from Upland Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.