Flemish Red "Marea Roja" - Cismontane Brewing Company
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kevanb:
3.53/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
500ml bottle poured into a Cismontane Shaker Pint glass (make stemware Cismontane!)
The beer pours a deep burgundy red color, hues of brown and garnet when struck by the light, with a huge, airy, khaki head that rises almost 3 fingers high before fizzling into nothingness quite quickly. The aroma is of darker malt, light lemon and citrusy zest, some acetic sourness with light cherry at the end. The aroma is fairly tame, not overly complex or exciting, but inviting enough. The flavors are similar, dark malt hits straight away that provides a nice base layer of sweetness and flavor before lemon zest brings out the cherry, a bit of red grape and a fair amount of vinegar and sourness take over at the end. The vinegar qualities aren't terribly unpleasant, which is unusual, perhaps because it's not super pungent, but like the nose, nothing really pops on the tongue and the flavors aren't that complex. The mouthfeel is nice, lively, zippy, crisp but it coats nicely and has a fairly soft finish.
Verdict: A decent Flanders Red from Cismontane. It definitely needs some refinement and complexity, but nothing about this beer is boring or offensive, just simple. I'm definitely keeping my eye on Cismontane as they have some good potential.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2013 02:54:34 | More by kevanb
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the Barrel Republic.
Appearance: Deep red-brown with a semi-durable head that leaves minimal lacing.
Aroma: very fruity and somewhat tart, with a suggestion of lambic ale.
Flavor: Mild-moderate tartness; loads of hop flavor; some appreciated medium and sweet malt balance. Bitterness peak mid-taste rather than in hte finish or aftertaste.
Feel: Light-medium body with good carbonation. Slightly astringent.
O: Good introductory or session Flanders Red.
Serving type: on-tap
07-03-2014 04:14:10 | More by chinchill
2.08/5 rDev -34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
Appearance is a nice red gold, slight head that lays down to nothing. A bit of haze
Aroma is wood, cheese and dishwater
Taste surprisingly much better than the aroma led on, decent sour bite, something of a maple-like note, a little red grapefruit as it warms
Mouthfeel is ok, a little slick for a sour
Overall: hey, sours can be hit or miss. I've had bad bottles of one of my fave Flemish reds, so perhaps it is just a bad bottle in front of me. Color is good and the flavor is OK. I personally can't get past the aroma, closer to dirty laundry than beer. Not the funk I'm looking for, by any means.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 00:58:07 | More by ryannosaurus
Flemish Red "Marea Roja" from Cismontane Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.