24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
2.88/5 rDev -20.7%
Ok, I really hated this beer. Starts out pleasantly enough, dark cider appearance, small white head that leaves to ring, sparce lace. The smell is sour cherries with some nasty sulfury untones. Taste is sour cherries, but aftertaste is methiolade, bandaids and sulfur. Mouth feel is good carb, medium body, but nasty balance. I think it's going to be one of my rare drainpours.
03-22-2013 04:29:02 | More by srandycarter
3.48/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
04-04-2014 21:03:06 | More by brianmandell
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
3.55/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
03-05-2013 16:47:56 | More by UCLABrewN84
24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.