24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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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.)
Purchased: Feb. 5, 2013
Consumed: Feb. 12, 2013
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.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2013 05:29:35 | More by BucannonXC5
24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.