Flanders Drive - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by charlzm:
4.23/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Consumed on December 31st, 2012. Thanks to Mr. Clark for sharing!
Poured at refrigerator temperature (too cold!) into La Trappe chalice. Fail on two fronts!!!
Anyway, beer pours from the bottle a ruddy reddish-brown with a tan head about two fingers tall. Head settles down fairly quickly to a thin skin of foam.
A Flanders red is supposed to be tart and fruity, and this one conforms to style. Sour cherries supported by a subtle base of caramel malt. Some mild vinegar and oak notes. Didn't smell or taste bourbon as others have noticed, but I will admit that the beer was served too cold and drunk so quickly due to its deliciousness that it probably just never had a chance to come out.
Mouthfeel was medium bodied, helped along by a goodly amount of carbonation.
I liked this as much as a Rodenbach Grand Cru, and that's saying something.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2013 19:13:16 | More by charlzm
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3.63/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I don't think of Green Flash as a sour meister, but I am willing to give them a chance to show their skillz. On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, on to the beer:
The color and aroma are on the mark per style. Its color is like crimson with a slight orangish hue. The aroma is pleasant tart with an acidic cherry note to go with the tartness. There's is some slip-off when the beer is tasted, though as it stands is not a bad ale. It's modestly tart and doesn't overwhelm the taste sensors, not over the top nor is it the vibrant Flanders Red as some of the others.
Serving type: on-tap
09-14-2013 04:19:44 | More by DoubleJ
Flanders Drive from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.