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Sour Barrel #1 - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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very good

23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.75% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: heerboth on 06-06-2014

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On tap at Lost Nation. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange body. Small white head. Some lacing.

Smell - Very oaky. Sharp acidity. Stone fruits and some maltiness. Hints of vinegar. A little citrusy.

Taste - Sharp sourness. Builds throughout. Fresh oak flavor. Pale maltiness and sourness give it a grapefruit flavor. Woody finish as the sourness peaks to a slight bit of vinegar.

Mouthfeel - Moderate sourness that spikes in the finish. Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - The style says Flanders Red as I review this, but it reminds me much more of a oak soured pale.

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The beer was served in a snifter. The beer appeared a nice deep, clear red with a small, thin white head and some lacing. The beer gave off a very nice sour aroma, acidic and citrus. The taste of the beer was a nice, sharp sourness to it, with a light body, which was very easy to drink. Overall, a nice representation of the style. I would have had a few more, if I could have.

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Bright saturated orange, sharp clarity, thin broken skim with flecks of spotty lace.
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Taste is pretty tart with a pleasant cheese rind funk. Somewhat one dimensional but tasty and drinkable. Significant oaky presence. If this was 12.99 a 750 I'd drink it often, but the ultra premium of $12/9oz is a little much. This does doesn't really approach traditional lambic, though it seems that's what it was shooting for, I did enjoy it. Not at all a Flanders Red.

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Sour Barrel #1 from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
89 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.