Belgian Style Red - Blue Pants Brewery
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4.13/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a goblet.
A - Light to medium brown color with a significant red tinge. Slightly hazy. Head is off-white. It starts out as a thin but surface-covering layer that slowly fades to a thin, irregular sheet of almost microscopic bubbles with scattered large bubbles. Some lacing on the glass. A very good looking beer.
S - The dominant aroma is from the yeast, sharp and slightly sour like a traditional Belgian Red. There is definite oak in there, along with a definite sherry note. I'm transported to Belgium! Well done.
T - The flavors are of sweet graham cracker malt mixed with a sharp, tart aged character. Again, there is definite oak presence. No overt hops flavors, but there is enough bitterness to offset the sweet malt. Fairly dry finish.
M - Thin to medium body. Low carbonation; just a smoothness on the tongue, really. Alcohol burn melds with the hops bitterness.
O - This beer hits many of the right buttons for a Belgian Red. My only negative comment is that it is a bit one-dimensional with the sharpness of the fermentation character. Some subtlety and complexity would improve this beer. Nevertheless, as a long-time fan of this style, I was pleasantly surprised by this Alabama version.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2014 03:00:09 | More by Radome
4.01/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 22 oz bottle into tulip glass.
A: Pours a deep cloudy mahogany red with one to two finger off white head. Lots of nice sticky lacing.
S: Red wine mixed, fall spices, and Belgian yeast. Sour grapes.
T: The red wine influences here are prominent providing just a bit of tartness and fruity backbone. There is a nice underlying spice complexity which I assume comes from the barrel aging.
M: Medium body and nicely carbonated. Reminds me a bit of a glass of wine.
O: A nice change of pace. The base is a solid Belgian style ale, and the barrel aging adds a nice twist.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2013 01:54:50 | More by richj1970
Belgian Style Red from Blue Pants Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.