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Wild Sour Series: Flanders Red - DESTIHL Brewery

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Wild Sour Series: Flanders RedWild Sour Series: Flanders Red

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88
very good

106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: MaximalC on 06-13-2014

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Photo of Fcolle2
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours brown wood like in color with a slight crimson hue and a thin fizzy off white head. Smell has some tart fruity aromas of brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, cherries, plums, currents and an acidic finish. Taste has a dominant cherry acidic tartness forward with sticky sweet malt backbone in the mid section and more plum and prune in the finish. Mouthfeel is tart, sticky, acidic, moderately carbonated, medium bodied, with a dry semi tannic finish. Not exactly to style, but a good sour bomb.

Photo of Sean_King
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devilfluff
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MustyDusty
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jruffner
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lactic, lightly acetic, bready caramel malt, tart cherry, very light oak tannin, lemon peel on finish

Photo of PA-Michigander
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Outlier rating review required.

I love Flanders but this just fell short of what I consider a true Flanders . There was a weird off twang/metallic taste to it that didn't do it for me.

Photo of Kgoldsbe
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tart cherry on the front, it ends short.

Photo of gobuccos
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a Destihl tulip.
6.1% ABV, 15 IBUs

A - Unfiltered (read, hazy) ruby red, this rich colored beer maintains an off-white head for some time considering its strong acidity!

S - Sharp vinegar-like acidic sourness explodes joyously into the olfactory! Sour funk overlapping lightly toasted grains is certainly much stronger in this beer than many typical Flanders reds but I'm not one to complain about that.

T - Notes of date and black cherries add fruit complexity to an otherwise straight-forward beer; biscuity malts are pushed aside for lactic sour, acidic vinegar funk with traces of oak.

M - As the aroma suggests, this beer has sharp lactic sourness with a biting dry finish and just a touch of lingering sweetness.

O - Unlike many classic Flanders reds, Destihl's Wild Sour really amps up the lactic sourness which I'm a-ok with. The malt profile and fruit notes are still there as is the lingering, though much more subdued, sweetness on the finish. I much prefer this beer on tap as opposed to the can (no knock on cans!) but it's damn good either way!

Photo of Jae61
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ohiovania
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Soneast
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yeaprolly
3.24/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ahbithwabm
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bartos
4.59/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thoroughbred88
2.06/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Flavor dies on the finish. Not oak-aged and no trace of any lacto. An authentic Flanders Red would have these characteristics.

Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 510a
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OneDropSoup
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip: deep chestnut body, translucent, a little burnt orange showing through, with a finger of mocha head that drops to a thick covering but stays together.

Some of the typical Flanders notes are there in the smell: tart cherry, a little Jolly Rancher, brown sugar, fig. There's something different there, familiar but nothing I've gotten in a beer before. Ooh, I've almost got it. It's some kind of food. Mmm, dig, dig. Ah-ha! Sauerkraut! It's not strong, but it's there peeking out from under everything else. And not unpleasant, it's just the form the lactic takes here, I guess. A little stale bread comes in, too.

Taste is sour cherry skins, green apple, lemon, pretty damn tart, actually. And there it is - that sauerkraut again. A little candy sweetness builds. The aftertaste is long & sour, also with a little stale bread.

Full mouthfeel, pretty intensely acidic. Really making me salivate.

Really interesting beer. I doubt the brewers intended it to have that kraut undercurrent, but it's there. It's subtle enough to not be a turn-off, but I can't really call it a plus, either. Kind of a "bonus feature" that made this a fun one to figure out.

Photo of nmann08
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Wild Sour Series: Flanders Red from DESTIHL Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.