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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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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.43%
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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Reviews by mactrail:
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mactrail

Washington

3.49/5  rDev -3.9%

Pours a handsome red coppery color in the Ommegang chalice. A thin mustache of foam dissipates quickly, though the prickly carbonation lasts a little longer.

Woody and tart at first sip. Kind of an earthy, dry, barrel taste with echoes of fruit. It makes me think of a Saison that got every bit of sugar eaten by friendly bacteria. Very sharp but no whiff of vinegar. A back of the throat bitter rasp. Bitterness seems to come entirely from the yeast and is rated at 15 IBU. Interesting mix of acidity and fruity mellowness, but it still sets the teeth on edge like pomegranate seeds.

Quite drinkable, but more of a wild ale bred in captivity. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's Liquor & Deli in Ocean Beach for (holy cow) $19.

03-01-2013 06:14:31 | More by mactrail
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At first glance this appears chestnut mahogany brown, but when fully poured it comes with a very deep Indian red. A simple tan head of three fingers is produced on the pour, and some slow settling happens to a bubbly puck. There's some noticeable snapping audible carbonation on this as well, and just a faint middle column of rising carbonation through the glass.

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