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

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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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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

eawolff99, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

billbeers, Jun 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

SanDiegoBeerLove, Jun 07, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -38%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, May 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

acurtis, May 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

drummermattie02, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ambruns1979, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

nakedninjaturtle, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

kingmaker, Apr 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

t0rin0, Apr 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Alek, Apr 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

sil1, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of jderosia603
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jderosia603, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of srandycarter
2.88/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

srandycarter, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
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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4/5  rDev +10.2%

JonNunes, Mar 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

bradfordjohnson, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 05, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
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
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Rollzroyce21, Mar 03, 2013
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3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

mactrail, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

imyourhero21, Feb 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

xavieraz, Feb 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

cocoapuph, Feb 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

HopsintheSack, Feb 26, 2013
24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.