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

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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BucannonXC5 on 02-13-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

xavieraz, Feb 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

imyourhero21, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Alek, Apr 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

dertyd, Aug 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

bradfordjohnson, Mar 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

alexm1309, May 25, 2014
Photo of crvcac
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was given a bottle of this one last week - thanks Nick R.

Appearance - Deep Ruby hues with minimal lacing, nice effervescence

Smell - Smell was a little funky upon opening, however, after given a chance to breathe, it opened up nicely with a bouquet of dark fruits, light caramel and green apple

Taste - Taste followed suit in terms of flavors. Lots of sour green apple, pomegranate, dark fruits, oak

Mouthfeel - Puckering. This one will give you the sour face, although, it has a nice finish that's more rounded out.

Overall - Not a bad take on the style. Curious to see how it mellows overtime.

crvcac, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of BucannonXC5
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Champagne flute glass
From: Karl Strauss 4S Ranch in Rancho Bernardo (San Diego, Calif.)
Price: $11.98
Purchased: Feb. 5, 2013
Consumed: Feb. 12, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a copper amber hazy color with 1-2 fingers of khaki tan head. Thought it would be more red. Nice amount of lacing on the sides. Average-to-below average retention on the top.

Smelled mostly sour fruit (cherries, grape) and red wine, but not overpowering. Also sweet vanilla and light oak. Reminded me a bit of a Cherry Coke.

Great initial taste. Got sour, more tart cherries. A bit like a red sweet tart. Oak comes through a bit more than the smell. Very light vanilla. Nice build up to a surprising warm finish.

Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively (above average) carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish.

Still new to these type of beers, but it appeared to be one of the better ones. Would definitely have it again.

BucannonXC5, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

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.

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.

What a real interesting palate. Matching bouquet in flavor, but there is a lot dry and spritzy carbonation. Biting mineral water carbonation, which really does take away from the flavors in the palate. All the flavors are here though, real nice soft oaky vanilla, a mild soft tartness of sour cherry, with an incredible matching cream vanilla finish, just real impressive. There's a hint of toasted malts coming out here like a baked bread with cherries in it.

This is a real interesting take on the style, with some unique barrel character coming out of it. The carbonation though is just too high and cuts through and jars a bit. If that was just dialed down and letting the mouthfeel soften this beer would really start rocking. Still though the palate delivers nicely, uniquely, but subtly. You have to dig, but it's worth it. Nice brew, just wish this could be great (cause it can).

smakawhat, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

xdefeatsy, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

miadw3, Feb 26, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: A beautiful deep amber/copper body with a two finger ivory head that disappears within a minute.

S: Unpleasantly funky. Very sulfury, way too much. There is some citrus fruit present and very subtle bitterness.

T: Very interesting. It starts wit a very sharp tart in the front and then transitions to a citrus fruit with berries. The beer finishes with a sweet caramelized waffle flavor that is extremely good.

M: Nice heavy and silky body with a very sharp carbonation.

O: Good not great sour. The nose is a big turn off for this beer.

jvillefan, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.