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Imperial Flanders Red Ale - Storm Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 7.52%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Storm Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The next generation of Storm Brewing's award winning Belgian style sours. This crimson hued monster is aged at least a year in the same oak barrels that produced James` insane 12 year aged Lambic. And like the Lambic this beer is not for the faint of heart. Notes of oak, barnyard and goat complement its high ABV and puckering yet malty sourness.

(Beer added by: DaftCaskBC on 09-30-2011)
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-11-2014 04:18:20 | More by mc4z
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joshewah1980


3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-16-2014 23:17:01 | More by joshewah1980
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ItyMeuh

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-16-2014 22:37:17 | More by ItyMeuh
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-22-2014 20:43:26 | More by mdaschaf
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-18-2014 06:28:22 | More by YamagamiTravis
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-11-2014 12:30:53 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-20-2014 07:31:31 | More by Beervana
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-26-2013 06:31:05 | More by Erik-P
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask during Cask Days 2013.

Beer is brownish-red in colour, with a small off-white head.

Nose contains sour cherry, oak and balsamic vinegar. A nice smell, with the different scents well blended.

Taste contains sour cherry, lots of oak, and a balsamic vinegar taste. A notable malt base as well. A bit of vanilla. Quite sour.

Full bodied, low to moderate carbonation level. Acidic.

Overall, very nice.

Serving type: cask

10-20-2013 21:29:04 | More by jrenihan
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JasonLovesBeer

British Columbia (Canada)

4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

James @ Storm's 12 year lambic (available on tap a few years ago) is what got me into sours. This was the only other sour I had ever had until a year or two ago.

A: Natural leather I'd say - a crimson brown, and only traces of head.

S: Quite sour! Slightly malty and a little bit of burnt toffee. Funky earth notes.

T: Pretty puckering, less sweet than most. No berries or cherries by my tastebuds, but there is some fig, currant and/or date presence. Fairly malty.

M: Great. The sourness pricks at the inside of your mouth. Some heat towards the end as well - this is 11.00% ABV, after all!

It may not be the best sour in the world but it's up in the top group for sure. I spent a long time trying different beers to match my experience with Storm's sours to no avail. Finally I've found a few that are on the same level, but the Storm Flanders continues to hold its own.

Serving type: growler

09-29-2013 01:45:47 | More by JasonLovesBeer
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to VoodooImpStout for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a hazy honey brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: growler

04-24-2013 01:02:39 | More by UCLABrewN84
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

04-22-2013 00:17:10 | More by drewone
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9%

01-07-2013 18:33:18 | More by cbnz
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

10-26-2012 16:10:56 | More by 604growler
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beerhaver

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-13-2012 22:29:09 | More by beerhaver
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seeswo

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-15-2012 17:01:55 | More by seeswo
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cletetron

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-20-2012 03:43:08 | More by cletetron
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at St Augustines. Labeled "Imperial Flanders Red Ale".

Appearance. Pours a hazy, deep amber-red with a small but thick off-white head that lasts a while.

Smell. Funky sweet fruits, especially cherry and cantaloupe with a little mixed sour berries.

Taste. Nice and tart light fruits with a lightly funky, lactic sourness. Some dry white wine and a little old wet wood. Hard to believe this is 11% abv.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with low carbonation.

Overall. Real nice beer from a gem of a local brewery. More sours please, James!!

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2012 14:28:10 | More by Rutager
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-21-2011 21:51:37 | More by fizzyted
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-01-2011 06:35:16 | More by EskimoDave
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9%

11-22-2011 05:45:43 | More by chickenm
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Casked at St Augustine's in Vancouver.

A: 1/8" off-white head that left a nice lacing over vermillion coloured liquid that is quite cloudy. The fruit flies are attacking this beer!

S: Earthy funk, vinegar, and yeast stand out with this sour.

T: Earthy funk up front with vinegar and oak which transitions to sour tasting raspberries and some yeast.

M: Medium viscosity and a high level of carbonation.

O: Amazing beer. Extremely drinkable and while it may not be on par with the best continental European versions of the style in terms of subtlety, it reminded me more of Russian River Consecration.

Serving type: cask

09-30-2011 00:47:58 | More by DaftCaskBC
Imperial Flanders Red Ale from Storm Brewing
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