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Nouveau Rouge - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 13
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: THECPJ on 04-03-2013)
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joetouchton

Delaware

5/5  rDev +25%

04-04-2013 01:09:01 | More by joetouchton
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.9/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Being a huge fan of Flanders' Reds I have been hearing about/looking forward to Evo's for quite a while. I have also hoped it would be good, but with essentially no prior Evo tarts/sours was unsure. Ok now that that is out of the way. Wow! Double wow!
Tasted in large snifter at cool cellar temp (50-55 degrees F).
This is more than the real deal. It has the classic nose of a upscale matured red where the oak and malts blend with a hint of sweet and sour.It has a full ripe fruity aroma married with the mustiness of the yeast. It's a delightful sensory experience. If I weren't in such a hurry to taste it, I could probably spend some more time just rolling it in my snifter and drawing in the scent...it's that good.
The taste is even better. I don't know if this is blended, but the complexity of the taste reminds you of a well balanced blend of old and new batches. There is restrained vanilla and dried fruit with the expected earthy tartness. But as you sample it...slowly... it subtlely rises with a depth of sour cherries. The balance of the flavors is expert...just expert.
Ok..are ypu ready? The best is the mouth feel. So many reds have various wonderful tastes, but so often tend to be very thin and astringent. You expect it, and don't give it any thought. This beer has the dryness, but is carried with a medium/medium full malty mouth feel that is in a word "velvet". The beer has a gentle smoothness that carries all the flavors so easily around the mouth and tongue. It has a character that really defines this brew and solidly separates it from others. Sometimes you drive a car and you get that road feel and comfort that tells you you have a luxury car. That's what's happening here. No bumps no bruises...just an incredibly smooth ride.
There is little head and little lacing, but frankly...who cares? That's not what we're looking for in this style. It is a beer that the Belgians would envy.
I admitedly love this brewery, but was not prepared for this. You will not find a more enjoyable and rewarding Flanders red-style beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 20:34:20 | More by BillRoth
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bmur112

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

04-13-2013 02:49:05 | More by bmur112
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larryi86

Delaware

4.65/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip

A- A clear bright red with an orange tint and and two finger off white head, second pour was hazy.

S- Tart apples, sour, oak, some vanilla, cherries, brett.

T- Apples, sour cherries, brett, vanilla, oak, slightly sweet, some earthy spices, well balanced, very tasty.

M- Amazing, silky smooth, creamy, medium body.

O- A great sour from Evolution and very well balanced. I really hope I am able to find another bottle. The best beer I have had from Evolution.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 23:38:32 | More by larryi86
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lackenhauser

Maryland

4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Muddy chestnut brown. Decent hiss when opened but pours very still with no head and no lacing. Apple and somewhat cidery aroma. Brett. Wonderful tart and somewhat sour flavors. Nice balance with the oak. Faint dried cherry flavors. The mouthfeel is really great-very smooth and almsot creamy. I was really expecting something a lot thinner. Very enjoyable and drinkable. Once again my local brewery kicks butt!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 19:17:51 | More by lackenhauser
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

06-13-2013 00:27:32 | More by DeanMoriarty
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-05-2013 05:10:36 | More by Gatordaddy
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ygolordned

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

08-18-2013 14:07:34 | More by ygolordned
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had at the EVo tasting room in a bottle no bottle take out.

Appearance: copper orange red in color with minimal head

Smell: apple cider, vinegar, brett, pedio, vanilla, tannins, oak

Taste: cidery, oak, vanilla, tart, sour,

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, smooth with an aftertaste tang / sour bite

Overall: a very nice flanders red. Id like to have a couple of bottles to sit on but that looks like it's not going to happen :(

Cheers,
TheCPJ

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 21:01:05 | More by THECPJ
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-18-2014 22:26:07 | More by jtladner
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billyshears

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-14-2013 16:17:50 | More by billyshears
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RollBounce

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

12-04-2013 06:07:14 | More by RollBounce
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huntermop

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-10-2014 21:39:10 | More by huntermop
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bigwebguy

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-26-2014 16:40:47 | More by bigwebguy
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-07-2013 01:47:45 | More by ColForbinBC
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-12-2014 23:05:56 | More by TriageStat
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bonkers

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-30-2013 12:58:43 | More by bonkers
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BradStokley

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-06-2013 19:58:55 | More by BradStokley
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-13-2013 01:53:03 | More by AdamP
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siege06nd

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-27-2013 22:13:11 | More by siege06nd
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

12-22-2013 16:13:13 | More by tommyguz
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

08-05-2013 16:30:42 | More by thegerm87
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml, March 2013
Founders Doom glass

A: Pours murky brownish red. Basically flat. There is a little bit, but that is the breaks with bottle conditioning. Maybe a little more time would help it come up a bit. Little collar of slightly off white. Some tiny bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass.

S: Balsamic vinegar. Some tart cherry. Some vinous. Definitely smell the oak. Some vanilla.

T: Up front you get a little prickle of tartness. Some sour cherry pie filling character. Carbonation would help. Mid palate, some oak and vanilla enter in. Tannic dryness. Dry close.

M: Medium bodied because of low carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 15:42:05 | More by inlimbo77
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kpteabo

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

02-21-2014 19:58:36 | More by kpteabo
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

04-13-2013 22:36:26 | More by bigfnjoe
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Nouveau Rouge from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.