Flan-Diddly-Anders Red - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
3.65/5 rDev +6.1%
Appearance is ruddy pale mahogany with a small white collar leaving no lace.
Smell is iron and a little acetic acid.
Taste is cherries, mild vinegar, a little grainy. Not bad, a bit simple, but smooth and clean.
Mouthfeel is light and slick.
Drinkability is good, a restrained Flanders Red with all the key characteristics, and value price to boot.
11-25-2013 19:28:22 | More by ccrida
3.48/5 rDev +1.2%
1225th Review on BA
Draft to Pint
@Karl Strauss Costa Mesa
App- A bit of red, orange and yellows mixed in the glass. Came out with just a layer of tiny bubbles but moves to a great sliding cling.
Smell- Damp and sweet with the pomegranate taking the dominant note. The cherry blends well with some tannic skin as well. A bit malty and small abv.
Taste- Something just tastes off on this one. Its slighty sour but carries over a bit too much malt and a bit of a earthy flavor.
Mouth- A interesting medium body with a light- medium soft carbonation. Has a bunch of residual malts and dark damp fruits.
Drink- Its okay. Just seemed like a miss after having some of the best in the class with Gilgamesh just dominating this beer.
04-22-2012 02:33:02 | More by FosterJM
3.28/5 rDev -4.7%
Attractive coppery brown color in the tulip glass. Rather sour but not overly acidic. Big foam out of the tap but modest lacing in the glass that dissipates before too long. Fairly strong bitterness but no hint of aromatic hops. Slight woodiness on the teeth. A touch of roast barley with some cereal tastes. Some flavors of cherry or cherry pits. Long raspy, tart taste lingers.
On tap at the downtown San Diego location. Not bad at first but doesn't offer much pleasure after a few sips.
12-12-2011 03:18:20 | More by mactrail
3.35/5 rDev -2.6%
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Dark red and amber with a thin khaki colored head. Lines of lacing left down the glass, though the beer looks thin and watery without much visible carbonation.
A sweet aroma per the style which includes cane sugar, some honey or maple, quite a bit of vinegar acidity, and some dark fruit notes.
This is a sweet Flanders red, with a bit of vanilla and molasses character. There's quite a bit of vinegar to this with a bit of cherry and currant.
Thin and oily with moderate carbonation.
An average and uninspired Flanders red, but there will usually be better options available.
11-08-2011 03:17:29 | More by ehammond1
3.4/5 rDev -1.2%
On-tap at Churchill's
A: The beer pours a murky, almost muddy, amber color with a thin layer of off-white head.
S: Has a strange aroma of maple syrup which is quickly replaced by vinegar and sweet, dark fruit. Lots of cherries, maybe some grapes and apples. A bit of oak followed by more sweet malt, mostly caramel.
T: Sweet and vinegary with most of the same characteristics that existed on the aroma. Maple syrup, oak, and vinegar, with a bit of sour cherry. Some mild grass and straw with plenty of caramel.
M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.
O: The vinegar flavor was a bit too abrasive and the amount of sweetness was a bit odd.
09-21-2011 20:30:08 | More by womencantsail
3.85/5 rDev +11.9%
Barrel aged version on tap at knb wine cellars
Ruby mahogony with thin egg shell head. Nose is sweet, candied dark fruits and sour notes, a bit of wood, vanilla. Taste is soft sour cherries, vanilla, light molasses. Supplication-esque? Very very slightly acidic. Mouthfeel is great, not overcarbonated, keeps smooth to match the vanilla character. Overall, I am very impressed, I haven't a clue how this has such a low score.
09-21-2011 19:11:56 | More by SDDanC
3.8/5 rDev +10.5%
On tap at URGE.
A: Deep maroon with a fizzy off white head. Nice color.
S: Strong fruit presence, redolent of red currant, black cherry, and plum. Backing malt, with a trace of chocolate. Lightly sour.
T: Moderate lactic sourness up front with a moderate acetic presence. The acetic character is at a perfect level, actually. Notes of black cherries, currants, and plums are evident, with a complementary malt profile and a light vanilla presence.
M: Medium in body with upper low carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky and smooth.
Overall: A better than expected Flanders Red from Karl Strauss. Recommended.
03-05-2011 04:46:00 | More by HopHead84
1.9/5 rDev -44.8%
Poured on-tap in downtown San Diego at the Columbia Street brewpub. The beer was poured into a pint glass, and it poured a dark copper-brown, cloudy coloring. There was a ring of filmy head on the beer. The beer smelled like spilled, dried beer, with overtones of sour malts. The beer tastes are middle of the tongue sour malts all the way. Brutal sour. The sour notes are similar to those of a cider. The sourness actually hits right in the TMJ (joint of the jaw). Not easy to drink. The flavors do not justify the wrecking ball effect the beer has on your mouth and tastebuds.
01-08-2011 09:01:17 | More by GarthDanielson
Flan-Diddly-Anders Red from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.