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24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BucannonXC5 on 02-13-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour for Best Damn Night Of The Barrels held at The Beer Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and tart with some fruity and vinegar aromas. Taste is much the same with a mildly sour grain flavor on the finish. There is a mild 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 pretty good beer but it seems somewhat unrefined.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 16:47:56 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Very interesting nose. Some brown sugar, light classic soft acidity and oak round character. A bit simple, but done well, there's a hint of soft brown sugars here more so and moves toward vanilla cream. Real nice, definitely unique, but very subtle.

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24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.