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Ned - Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9%
Wants: 79
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.17% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mattwjones on 05-16-2010)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First release. Thanks to stawn for the opportunity to try this. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a very dark, amber/copper color with a few cm. of quickly dissipating cream colored head. Browning a little around the edges. Very good clarity, minimal lacing, but decent retention on the ring of large bubbles.

S: Light red wine, oak, and barrel characteristics are in the forefront, along with some red fruit (tart cherry) and malt. Getting a little funk as it warms.

T: Red fruit (raspberry) up front followed by mild to moderate tartness which supports the beer nicely through midpalate. Some amberish malt and tannins. Flavors are somewhat muted, and the finish is quite short.

M: Medium body with slightly mouthcoating quality, and medium-light carbonation.

O: Refreshing, pretty tasty, and well made. Not the most mouthpuckering or flavorful sour out there, but that may be a feature rather than a bug.

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A - A reddish brown beer that is fairly opaque. Small, off-white head that left some minor spots on the sides.

S - Smells of deep cherries and some dark fruits. Fairly tart, with some sourness and vinegar.

T - Tart with deep flavors. It actually could use some more wood in there. Wish the acetic notes were slightly sharper, but this isn't bad.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O - Nice beer with some good flavors, but nothing that sets it head and shoulders above other nice beers of this style. Wouldn't mind drinking again though.

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Bottle (2011)

Thanks for opening this, Jordan!

Dark magenta and ruby throughout with a thin light khaki colored head that leaves spots of stick down the glass.

Tart aroma consisting of sweet and sour dark fruits (cherry and perhaps plum), stinging sourness, a touch of vinegar, and a little bit of oak.

The flavor follows the aroma very similarly, though I simply wish it was more sour. The tart cherries and plum characteristics return with the oak making more of a heavy-handed presence than in the aroma. Very tasty.

Thin to medium mouthfeel with low to ample carbonation. I would have preferred a more bubbly body.

A very nice and incredibly drinkable version of the style. Jordan mentioned the folks at Alpine had given this bottle to him before its eventual release, and that it was still very, very young. Perhaps we should have sat on it for longer? I would love to revisit this one again.

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Ned from Alpine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.