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Arbor Brewing Flamboyant Wild Red Ale - Arbor Brewing Company

Arbor Brewing Flamboyant Wild Red AleArbor Brewing Flamboyant Wild Red Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%


Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cpetrone84 on 06-21-2010)
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Reviews by alleykatking:
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alleykatking

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml caged and corked bottle.

A- Pours a super hazy deep reddish color with hints of brown the further away it is from you. Two finger tan head shows medium retention. Big web style lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Vinegar funky aroma in the front of the aroma. Hint's of oak and a cider like notes come through next in the beer. There is a nice funky aroma which is mostly barnyard and horse blanket. A light grainy aroma in the middle to ending. Light citrus notes in the ending as well. The interesting part to me is the light toasted aroma to it. Ending has a sour cherry note to it.

T- Lemon citus mixing with a white vinegar note in the front of the beer. There is a apple cider vinegar flavor that comes in next with hints of oak. Horseblanket and barnyard funk come in next but nothing over the top at all. Bready middle of the beer from the malts. Lightly soured cherries in the ending with hints of alcohol. Not as muti-dimensional as the aroma but still a flavorful beer.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Funk, vinegar, light alcohol, and hint of cherry left on the palate. Aftertaste is heavier alcohol, vinegar, bready malts, and soured cherries. High alcohol drying left on the palate. Flavors were well balanced for the beer. No off flavors were present at all.

D- This was a very drinkable beer. While having funk and sourness it wasn't over the top and drinking one bottle would be easy to do. The ABV on this beer was there in the taste but nothing over the top like some of these beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 22:40:53 | More by alleykatking
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Glass: Snifter
From: Plum Market in Ann Arbor
Price: $15

Appearance: brownish red and slightly cloudy. one finger of head that fades slowly to a lacing on the top and sides

Smell: sour fruit. a slight barnyard funk and a touch of oak. sour fruit is most dominate the others are more muted

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Arbor Brewing Flamboyant Wild Red Ale from Arbor Brewing Company
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