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Nouveau Rouge - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 13
Gots: 16 | FT: 4
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

acurtis, Apr 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

mendvicdog, May 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

beernads, Aug 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25%

oriolesfan4, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

duceswild, Apr 09, 2013
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4.9/5  rDev +22.5%

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.

BillRoth, Apr 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

ShanePB, Aug 11, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev +12.3%

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 :(


THECPJ, Apr 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Rhettroactive, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

ColForbinBC, Jul 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

thegerm87, Aug 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

tommyguz, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Gatordaddy, Apr 05, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev +13.8%

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!

lackenhauser, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Kurmaraja, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

bigfnjoe, Apr 13, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +5%

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.

inlimbo77, May 08, 2013
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jacewg, Apr 20, 2013
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Lantern, Oct 19, 2013
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bonkers, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

DeutschesBier, Apr 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

bmur112, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

siege06nd, Apr 27, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%

It looks flat and is a dingy reddish brown color. There's almost no head but the little head that exists is composed of huge thin bubbles, like dish soap.

It has a really nice nose on it. Juicy sweet cherries, vanilla, brown sugar, sweet tea. It smells very sweet with not much tart.

The cherries and vanilla are front and center. Acidic and tannic tart qualities cut the sweet side of it. The finish is an herbal tea-like bitterness.

The mouthfeel is the only knock, in my opinion. It's thin and flat. I don't need much carbonation for this style, but it's almost non-existant.

It's does really well for the style in the aroma and flavor category. With a little more carbonation it could have been much better. The price tag is still a little outrageous, though.

Vonerichs, Jun 16, 2013
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Nouveau Rouge from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.