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Small Batch Series No. 6: Flanders Red Ale - Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

Not Rated.
Small Batch Series No. 6: Flanders Red AleSmall Batch Series No. 6: Flanders Red Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 22.16%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Radome on 09-14-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

davemathews68, Mar 10, 2014
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Got this bottle in a trade from @Brogen13. Bottle marked 7/1/13.

Poured a murky brown, slight head dissipating quickly into nothing.

Pronounced aromas of oak, bourbon, vanilla, honey, cherry, and slight lemony sourness.

A lot of the Bourbon/Oak come through in the taste along with the lemony sourness. Mild cherry flavor on the sides of the tongue and a nice refreshing sour finish.

The body could be a bit thicker. Also the carbonation is quite low.

Overall, very refreshing but has a very satisfying warmth between the oakiness and 8% abv. I would totally drink this again, not sure why a fairly low rating. The only problem I could see is the low carbonation. Not sure if that is from the style or the age. Even with such slight carbonation I really enjoyed this beer.

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3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Ranger Creek folks have been steadily impressing me more and more and have really done some outstanding brewing and distilling.

This one is a Sour, which is my least favorite of all beer styles. So I am reviewing it based on what I understand the style to be and ignoring my personal preference.

This one pours a nice cloudy umber in color with little to no head and therefore no lacing. As can be expected with a sour the beer is lacking in effervescence. The color is beautiful and rich.

The nose is cherries, sour dough, figs, coriander, yeast and hints of alcohol.

the moutfeel is a lot more watery than I was expecting based on the appearance and the nose. While it is watery it does not take away from the surprising quality of the beer.

As far as sours go I really like this one and would definitely drink it again

AtrumAnimus, Nov 29, 2013
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a slim pint glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber with almost no head.
S: Definitely the smell of a red flanders, but
T: Very earthy sour from the lactobacillus strain (along with the brett and pedio). A decent red flanders, but with more complex flavors with the extra yeast and ferm time.
M: A little chewiness from the tart elements, with a lingering sour.
O: A very different beer, but I did enjoy it and appreciate what ranger creek is doing here. Look forward to aging the other 3 bottles to see what cellaring/aging will do.

spham, Dec 29, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Man, I haven't had any Ranger Creek since my trading days, but, luckily, some generous and genial Texans were present tonight and shared with me some Small Batch goodness. This stuff pours a kinda murky garnet-sienna topped by a short finger of relatively short-lived wan khaki foam. The nose comprises sweet caramel, lightly-toasted biscuit, mild vinegar, light oak, and a touch of Malbec. The taste pulls a slight 180, putting a stronger vinegar contingent on top, leaving the caramel-y sweetness to provide more of an accent, much like the Dude's rug, bringing the whole thing together and whatnot. And I feel it only necessary to note that the vinegar is quite tart here, and it almost seems to have been joined by a bit of tart blue raspberry, but that may just be a figment of my overactive brain at this point in the night. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sticky-ish finish. Overall, a very nice modern take on the Flanders red. 'Nuff said.

TMoney2591, Sep 28, 2013
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Small Batch Series No. 6: Flanders Red Ale from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
81 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.