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

Not Rated.
24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
View: Beers (47) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of rsmith03
2/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of jayhoppin
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of Raziel313
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of AlexFields
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of srandycarter
2.88/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Axnjxn
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of dwagner003
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of TurdFurgison
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of MastaShonuf
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of HopsintheSack
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of brianmandell
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.

Photo of mactrail
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of ajzy
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of sil1
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of yoitsarch
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of SanDiegoBeerLove
3.5/5  rDev -3%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.