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Templeton Red - Peace Tree Brewing Co.

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Templeton Red
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85
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Peace Tree Brewing Co. visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: FreshHawk on 05-19-2012)
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-19-2014 13:39:29 | More by PEIhop
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

I kept confusing Peace Tree with Millstream, which is a woeful insult, & so avoiding their beers. After being straightened out I figured I'd take a swing at this one...though my swing is horribly rusty. Another time for that, though, 22 oz. bottle split with my wife after an evening of pulled pork & beer with friends.

The pour is dark red with barely enough carbonation to qualify. Smells like an apple just pulled off the tree - skin still on - in other words, almost nothing. I can smell the apples on the ground, but just barely. Borderline missing.

Templeton Red is certainly the first barrel-aged flanders red I've ever...heard of. The taste is an interesting balance. The tartness is muted & gentle, cut by slightly acidic cherry. Vanilla, barrel, bit of wood, potato(e)s (?), with a side of oddness. Pretty flat. Half a bomber will be just fine.

Very strange beer. Hated the first sip, loved the fourth, then settled in between after that. Unique. Pretty good.

03-23-2014 04:41:23 | More by maximum12
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-28-2014 17:01:42 | More by KarlHungus
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Herky21

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

07-05-2014 17:28:19 | More by Herky21
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +13.8%

A - Dark, murky ruby brown. Pours a nice creamy, smooth, off-white to slightly tan head. Average retention leaving a faint lacing.

S - A little on the faint/weak side for my liking. Some tart raspberry along with other berry aromas. A bit of caramel malt. Oak and hints of vainilla. Nice aroma, but I could use more of it.

T - Amped up version of the nose. The barrel flavors are very nicely integrated. Slightly tart raspberry, strawberry, and the faintest hint of cherry. Some caramel malt. Not really sour, but slightly tart and acidic. Nice kick of vainilla, oak, and whiskey that provide more of a sweetness than a heat kick. These are present in the back throughout, but come out strongest on the finish.

M - Medium body with slightly above average carbonation. Fairly smooth and creamy with a slightly spritzy feel on the finish.

D - Everything is nicely integrated and nothing is over the top. Smooth and easy to drink, especially for the style. The barrels provide great flavor without overpowering the beer. I had no problem finishing a pint of this.

Notes: Not overpowering tart or acidic and not sour at all, but there is a definite tang to this beer. I really like what the Templeton barrels added to this. It goes down very smooth and easy. One of the best beers from Peace Tree.

05-19-2012 15:34:28 | More by FreshHawk
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josephwa

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-12-2014 21:36:25 | More by josephwa
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +19%

03-12-2014 04:38:57 | More by Localdrinklax
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bismarksays

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +19%

08-16-2013 21:57:19 | More by bismarksays
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herman77

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-19-2014 15:31:58 | More by herman77
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.6%

02-21-2014 00:36:44 | More by Beerlover
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Mdog

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%

Appearance: Hazy red-amber, good head.

Smell: Vanilla, wood-lots.

Taste: Fruity, then tartness. A little bit of citrus. Then lots and lots of wood, tannins. A little bit of vanilla.

Overall: Very interesting beer from Peace Tree. The tart notes were unexpected but blended into the beer quite well. The beer was quite woody--maybe the base beer was not as strong as other barrel-aged beers so the barrel took more of the forefront.

04-27-2014 22:03:54 | More by Mdog
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daledeee

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5.8%

On tap. Poured into a large wine glass.

Body is very red and cloudy. Head is white and not over whelming.

Nose is fruity with some yeast

Taste was pleasantly tart. Sweet cherries and some yeast. Very easy to drink and they do not overdo the tartness. I didn't get much of the whiskey barrel taste.

Carbonation was not as bubbly as I first thought. I would say this may be my new favorite from PT. It had less of their trademark yeast taste which they used in everything and grew tired of.

09-07-2012 22:24:41 | More by daledeee
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brycevolk

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

02-26-2014 13:09:45 | More by brycevolk
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stealth

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.6%

02-20-2014 05:37:52 | More by stealth
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-06-2014 19:45:16 | More by AnalogErik
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-23-2014 02:16:30 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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Beestin

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -14%

01-06-2014 03:03:55 | More by Beestin
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billhelm

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-21-2014 14:53:30 | More by billhelm
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chanokokoro

Illinois

3.31/5  rDev -12.4%

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an unbranded short stemmed tulip glass

Pours a burgundy tinged amber capped by a one and half finger off white head. The head dissipates fairly quickly, hints of lacing hear and there which also disappear fair quickly. Caramel malt, vanilla, light oak accents, and whiskey notes on the nose. Opens with light caramel malt and some apple peel. Plenty of vanilla midpalate. Finishes with oak and very prevalent rye whiskey combined with continued caramel and vanilla notes. Light to light-medium silky, smooth body. Overall, this brew was enjoyable, however it certainly isn't a Flanders Red. There is no discernible tartness to it let alone anything that could be considered sour. The barrel characteristics do have a tendency to overwhelm the base beer. This brew would be better served if the characteristics of the base beer came through a bit more and the contributions of the barrel where better integrated. Perhaps less time barrel-aging might help?

04-15-2014 04:14:15 | More by chanokokoro
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mattafett

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-08-2014 23:26:49 | More by mattafett
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Shawner

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-24-2014 08:22:09 | More by Shawner
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-30-2014 23:53:09 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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Averwo

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

05-23-2014 01:51:35 | More by Averwo
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redblacks75

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-02-2012 13:33:29 | More by redblacks75
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Ejayz

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +19%

02-20-2014 22:14:52 | More by Ejayz
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Templeton Red from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.