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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82
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.51%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BucannonXC5 on 02-13-2013)
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3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy dark amber pour with little head retention despite the high level of carbonation. Moderately sour with aroma and flavors of apple cider vinegar, oak, and earth. There is some sweet caramel and apple cider on the aroma. The flavor is strong on the oak and brings a very dry, tannic and astringent bitter finish. The carbonation is a too much while the mouthfeel is oily and slick. Overall, decent but not recommended.

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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).

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24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.