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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
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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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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 16 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by grub:
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle. sampled feb 4/2011.

pours slightly hazy deep red, never quite reaching brown. beautiful ruby and garnet flares when held to light. just a few scant bubbles resulting from an aggressive pour. few spots of lace.

aroma is great. malt vinegar. lemon. bit of cider vinegar. big horse blanket and leather funk. hint of alcohol. white bread and cracker. hint of grain. bit of butterscotch. sour cherry. nice funky profile so far.

taste is nice. lemon. malt vinegar. bit of cider vinegar. leather and horse blanket. white bread and cracker. hint of alcohol. hint of cherry. a little more one-dimensional than the aroma. it fills out a little more as it warms, but still seems just a little flat.

mouthfeel is nice. medium-light body with a fairly dry finish. pretty much non-existent carbonation. nice brett mouthfeel.

drinkability is pretty good. loved the smell. falls a bit flat in the taste, losing a bit of its depth. i think even a little carbonation would do wonders for it. looks like the carbonation is mixed in other reviews, so i'll see if i can find another and re-evaluate.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 23:14:22 | More by grub
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Type: 750 ml bottle. 2011
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

Taste: Sour fruit, a barnyard funk that isn't overpowering and finishes with notes of oak. nicely balanced flavors

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, sticky and dry. high carbonation

Overall: pretty good beer. I like the balance of the oak and barnyard funk. glad i tried it and another hit for me from arbor brewing company

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Man. If only all of this beer were as good as the fragrance advertises. I mean, it's still a good beer. But the nose on this thing just screams Flemish. The flavor is amazing. Vinegar sour tones are definitely there. I get minute vanilla hints once in a blue moon. The woody tones are interesting as well. And consistent. You know the type I mean (if you've had some experience with the style.) This seems a purists interpretation of the style. Carries all of the characteristics of the style that you would expect to find, but usually wouldn't, even in Belgian productions. A difficult style to pull off. And this one seems to be doing it right. The folks at Arbor Brewing should be proud of this one. Glad I got a chance to try it out.

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A- Cloudy amber, minimal head 2010 looks less cloudy than 2011

S- 2010 smells more sour but 2011 has more fruit, and smells more of the barel.

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Arbor Brewing Flamboyant Wild Red Ale from Arbor Brewing Company
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