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Mr. Chipper - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Mr. ChipperMr. Chipper

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

133 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 31
Gots: 17 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Traditional Flanders-style red ale aged for 2.5 years in red wine barrels.

(Beer added by: hoodoyoubelongto on 12-20-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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05-22-2014 01:44:35 | More by uncccegr
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-24-2014 05:07:41 | More by WckdVbz
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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750ml capped bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a rich 1 finger light cream colored head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear dark mahogany. Lacing is stringy and patchy with great stick. Very nice.

Nose is tart strawberry and raspberry puree with a bit of woodiness in the back. Dense but surprisingly mellow.

Opens tart cherry and other red fruit. Slight touch of vinegar mixed with oak in the middle. Vinous. Great balance between sweet and sour. Tartness builds towards the end but integrates well with a big fruit and barrel presence at the finish. Accented aftertaste. Not too vinegary or acidic. Real smooth.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly prickly but smooth in the mouth and goes down filmy and easy. Finishes messy with a lingering, sticky aftertaste. Very drinkable.

This beer delivers all the flavor of the style without the harsh acidity. Really nice and one of my favorites in the category.

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4.26/5  rDev +4.2%

We crack the ever glorious 750mL, pouring a brew of deep brawny burgundy into our glasses. It puts forth a respectable two finger tall head of tightly packed sandpaper colored snow-foam, and this retains like a champion, eventually drawing sagging sheets of lacing circumferentially. Haze is impenetrable, but no real sediment is noted. Carbonation is imperceptible. The aroma, at first whiff, is one of the sourest smelling beers to grace our nostrils to date. This does eventually fade, or you acclimate to it, but it was nicely surprising nonetheless. Regardless, you can pick up macerated strawberries and cantaloupe from across the room. These sit atop a bed of maple bacon meatiness, lemon sourness, sassafras rootiness, gritty red and amber grain, oaky red wine twinge, wet moss, intense tartness of wild yeast/lactobacillus, chemical phenols, vinyl plastics, label glue adhesive, and slivered nickel and aluminum. With warmth comes milky lactic sourness, rose hips, buttery spiced curry gravy, and gelatin dustiness. Our first impression on the sip is that it is not nearly as sour or tart as the nose would initially suggest, but rather it is more of the malt bill and plant-like fruitiness that take a foothold in this gaping opportunity. The taste begins with citric lemony sourness and puckering tannic oaked woodiness, with support from aluminum, cedar mulch, twine, rubber cement, big funky tartness of cranberry and strawberry, and lacto-fermented sourness. The middle comes to a peak with hints of toasty coconut shavings, mossy slick oiliness, soured grapey red wine, oxidized rustiness, mineral water, warm amber graininess, and continued citric sourness and puck, of lemons seed and rind. The end shows continued coconut flesh and husk, vinyl plastics, bittering metallic punch, candied grape soda sweetness, basement mustiness of dried oak, cement dust, dried straw with mild barnyard funk, toasty pale and caramel maltiness, and distant melty toffee sweetness. The aftertaste breathes of heavy red wine oaky tartness, curious floral hop rumbles, cinnamon and potpourri, baked tamale ties, soured lemon pulp, sawdust, kumquat and red apple fruitiness, sugary sweet amber grain, vanilla bean coolness, aloe, and lettuce leafy wateriness. The body is softly medium, and the carbonation is on the lighter end. Each sip shows decent slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop, but is a bit watery on the uptake. The mouth is left prickled, puckered, and soured with wet chalky dryness. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks back rather easily.

Overall, the best thing about Mr. Chipper is his aroma. From that first smell you are almost taken aback a bit in all of its souring glory. It does, again, fade, especially with warmth, and this allows for more of an even-keeled malt bill to come through. This tartness is also lost a bit through the taste. Perhaps the beer spent too much time aging in barrels, so much so that the oak and grain base replace a lot of that aromatic tartness, as it doesn’t remain through the duration of the sip. The grain takes over, and, if you’re a purist, detracts from the inherent sourness of the yeast. The wine is also a touch lost, but does shine through especially well in the end with its juiciness, but is generally present throughout, tagging alongside the oak. Otherwise the brew drinks beautifully and disappears quickly if you let it. This is a solid introduction for us into the state of South Carolina.

03-23-2014 01:47:21 | More by TheBrewo
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Mr. Chipper from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.