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Belmont Station 15th Anniversary - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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BA SCORE
89
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 7.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopsbreath on 06-15-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

t0rin0, Mar 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

spycow, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to boralyl for sending this bottle out my way! Really enjoying the Block 15 beers that I've had. Served in a cervoise. Nice dark fruit and fairly-heavy acidity. Touch of chocolate. Pretty good complexity and reminds me quite a bit of what Veritas 009 was initially like, though this has some additional carbonation.

Thorpe429, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -1%

nmann08, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Kan for sharing this one. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - Dark tan foam settles to a thick collar and partial cap, but minimal lacing. Dark and murky red-brown body.

S - Funky brett, vanilla, dark fruits, vinegar, mild lactic sourness, and strong spicy oak and bourbon.

T - Taste has a lot of oak as well, but not as much overt bourbon character. Malt character has held up, with chocolate, nuts and some vinous and mildly vinegary dark fruits. Definitely in the Flanders Oud Bruin mold.

M - Medium body, chewy texture, medium-low carbonation, and a dry finish. Alcohol is well-hidden; didn't realize this was 9%.

D - I think Golden Canary was a lot stronger, although I'm not always a huge fan of dark sours. Nice complexity and variety of flavors, although the preponderance of oak is more of an American wild characteristic than a Flanders one.

MasterSki, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Thorpe, thanks. Beer served in a snifter. Beer is brown with a wispy head of small tan bubbles, low retention, low lacing, low carbonation.

Aroma is figgy and mildly sour.

The bourbon comes through and it is also sour on the end, some brettish feel in the mouth and the finish is a little dry. The beer is sweet overall and nice. Anyway, in the end it was wierd and fine but I won't have this again.

drabmuh, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at the November Baltimore BA tasting. Served from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy mahogany with hardly any head to speak of.

Smell: There is quite a lot of sweetness here. The first thing I'm noticing is the malt sweetness and some dark fruit notes. There is a red berry like tartness throughout.

Taste: The taste has a lot more tartness to it than I expected from the smell. I'm getting some vinegar along with the red berries from the smell. There is a malt sweetness under the tart notes along with some dark fruit.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with carbonation that I would describe as smooth and full. The finish is dry but not overly so.

Overall: I thought this was a nice dark sour beer. There was no unpleasant undertone which I find with a lot of darker sour beers. Just enough sweetness to balance things out a bit. I'd have more.

oline73, Nov 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

mendvicdog, Nov 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

oriolesfan4, Nov 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

imperialking, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

yourefragile, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

duceswild, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by raveskdr. Thanks Chris.

The beer is chestnut brown with a thin, beige head. The aroma brings malt, booze, oak, tannins. Wild yeast with a touch of fruit and a tannic bourbon character. Medium bodied with a lingering sweetness. Alcohol presence throughout. Overall, this was pretty good.

Huhzubendah, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Gonzoillini, Sep 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

mdaschaf, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of John_M
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On cask at Belmont Station.

Like the draft version, the beer pours a fairly dark brown color, but with light lacing and not much retention. The nose is also similar to the draft version, but I picked up far less of the sour funk tartness, and more chocolate. The flavor profile replicates the nose, except one really picks up a lot of chocolate on the palate. There is enough tartness to keep the beer from coming across as overly sweet, but it's nothing like the presence it is in the draft version. The bourbon seemed to be less noticeable as well. Mouthfeel is where the cask version really shines, and the beer is soft, full and even creamy. The alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile, which enhances this beer's drinkability.

The cask version is still quite good, but I thought the draft version was more complex and fun to drink. Either way, the beer was good enough that I felt it necessary to pick up a couple bottles at the bottle shop afterwards.

John_M, Jun 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

ShanePB, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of HopHead84
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

10/13/2012

Bottle from Luke, thanks! Snifter.

A: Dark reddish brown with an inch of beige froth.

S: Strong vinegar aroma with notes of currant, grape, dark cherry, brown sugar, plum, and oak. Traces of vanilla blend with bourbon and chocolate. Touch of acetone.

T: Firm tartness with expressive lactic notes. Lots of chocolate and dark fruit, currant, grape, and plum. Strong tannic presence with grape skin and bourbon. Moderate acetic acidity with unrestrained but not inappropriate vinegar notes. Tannic dark fruit finish. Bourbon is light throughout.

M: Medium body with lower high carbonation.

Overall: I've found myself moving away from dark sours over the last few years, but this is still a nice beer and recommended if you're a fan of the style.

HopHead84, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 10.19.12

A - Pours a dark brown with a very thin dark tan head that moves to the edges quickly.

S - Sweet dark fruit, cherry, and some wood.

T - Tart wood tones dominate, dark cherry, sweet frutis.

D - Lower carbonation with a medium to heavy body. A tart and sweet finish.

O - I was dissapointed in this one. Tart and almost to the point it was sour. Some dark fruit did help, but I was hoping for more influence from the Pappy barrels.

HuskyinPDX, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber body with a khaki head. Settles to nothing. A thin collar.

Smell - Bourbon comes through and lots of caramel and vanilla. Red wine notes and other dark fruits. Nice acidity.

Taste - Follows the smell. Bourbon blends nicely. Deep caramel and a rising acidity. Vanilla and bourbon linger on the palate.

Mouthfeel - Way overcarbonated. Medium heavy body. I think this could be much better with lesscarbonation.

Overall - Excellent flavors. The bourbon blends very well. Just too carbonated.

Alieniloquium, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

dirtylou, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Cynic-ale, Apr 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Gobzilla, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

BMart, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of AlexFields
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Opened at 4/20 tasting.

Pours a rich cloudy mahogany, brownish head that's thin but pretty attractive.

Smells of tartness, bourbon, caramel and chocolate.

Wow, taste is surprising. Pretty crazy mix of sweet bourbon inflected caramel maltiness and sour vinegary Flanders Red character...never had anything quite like this, great stuff.

Good creamy mouthfeel, good carbonation, very rich flavors but still pretty drinkable.

The most pleasant surprise of the night and one of the best of the tasting.

8.8/10

AlexFields, May 12, 2013
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Belmont Station 15th Anniversary from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
89 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.