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Flanders Drive - Green Flash Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

78 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 25
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 11-11-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of brentk56
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: I don't normally associate Green Flash with either sours or waxed caps and this has to be one of the toughest wax jobs to remove I have ever encountered - way too thick; after removing the wax, the cap popped off silently but there was still a reasonable amount of carbonation that produced a bit of a modest tan head on top of the tawny brown liquid; the retention was not great but there was a viscous dotting of lace

Smell: Hints of Bourbon and vanilla are in the mix, but the lactic dark cherry tones make up most of the aroma; hints of chocolate, too

Taste: The sweeter caramel, chocolate and dark cherry tones arrive, up front, the combination producing a flavor reminiscent of cola; acetic tartness builds through the middle and subtle hints of Bourbon, oak and vanilla develop in the finish; lactic sourness in the finish, as well

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; somewhat puckery

Overall: An interesting take on the Flanders Red style but I am not sure that Bourbon barrel treatment really works with the style; glad I tried it, though, as I was curious

Thanks, danwho, for the opportunity

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3.88/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Brownish red. Small cream-colored collar.

Smell - Acetic and oaky. Vanilla. Caramel. I don't get much bourbon directly, but the vanilla and oak play nicely with the acidity.

Taste - Moderate acetic sourness. Caramel malts. Bourbon is much more prominent here, along with a nice vanilla and malty flavor lingering in the back.

Mouthfeel - I seldom say something isn't sour enough, but I think this could use a bit more. Well carbonated.

Overall - Smells great, but the flavors are a little tame.

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Flanders Drive from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.