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Portsmouth Flanders Red - Maude - Portsmouth Brewery

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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 19.77%
Wants: 21
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Flemish style soured mash, medium-bodied red ale is lactic, tart and delicious. It is traditionally blended with at least year old gueuze and fruits.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 01-30-2009)
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Reviews by jmarsh123:
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.38/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours deep copper with a minimal head. Slight lacing, but nothing great.

Aroma is...interesting. Not nearly as sour as some Flanders although still manages to smell like straight vinegar at times. A little too malty with a funk characteristic that is not to style.

Again a bit maltier than expected. Acetone finish with some cherry acidity. Not very good.

Light to medium bodied with lower carb than the usual.

Taste like a bad homebrew experiment. Not sure why this was willingly released.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 19:19:25 | More by jmarsh123
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California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

12-16-2012 02:56:15 | More by t0rin0
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

05-30-2012 05:17:39 | More by Stockfan42
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Connecticut

1/5  rDev -71.8%

04-21-2012 03:13:14 | More by hoppymcgee
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-12-2012 00:42:23 | More by Satchboogie
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-10-2012 13:51:23 | More by skipjack17
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Vermont

4/5  rDev +13%

04-01-2012 19:14:50 | More by Miamilice
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a muddled, cloudy, opaque reddish-brown color with no trace of head whatsoever. A subtle nose, with tart cherry highlights. The beer has a tangy, sour backbone of white grape and cherry, with a slight roasting overall. The aftertaste is puckering bitter, with a subtle tartness. A dry, astringent finish at the end. More mild than other Flanders style brews. Decent, and would make a good starter for someone new to the world of sours.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2012 23:28:03 | More by GarthDanielson
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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-28-2012 11:08:24 | More by jjcote
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

02-12-2012 01:15:24 | More by EasyReader
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-01-2012 23:13:25 | More by phingdong
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-30-2012 08:17:28 | More by ygtbsm94
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

01-10-2012 20:58:37 | More by jsilva
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +13%

11-25-2011 23:37:34 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Indiana

5/5  rDev +41.2%

11-20-2011 04:05:08 | More by Rempo
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Vermont

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-18-2011 12:29:54 | More by nathanjohnson
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +13%

11-15-2011 17:03:04 | More by ElGallo
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13%

11-15-2011 15:49:34 | More by randomdanger
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -43.5%

11-15-2011 04:46:41 | More by HopStoopid120
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AgentZero

Illinois

2.35/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sweet, another Portsmouth beer! Oh wait, they made one overhyped limited release beer (that's not nearly as good as it's supposed to be) and all their other beers are supposed to be good? But they all suck! But this will be different! Of course it will! It will be different because MasterSki brought it and MasterSki never tries to give me bad beer. He also never tries to give me winter warmers.

A - Orangish copper colored beer that has a little bit of a head and leaves some moderate lacing around.

S - Smell is just a bad combination of vinegar, chemicals, and rotting garbage. If it was more potent it would be gag inducing. It its current form, it's merely just disgusting. I've smelled worse, but this is pretty gross.

T - I don't think it tastes as bad as it smells, but you have to be careful not to breath in through your nose as you're drinking this. Cherry flavor somehow makes the metallic vinegar taste worse. Yuck.

M - Lower carbonation, lighter bodied.

O - Pretty bad beer, although don't think I hated it as much as everyone else who was drinking it. That said, won't drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 20:22:37 | More by AgentZero
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Sean9689

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks (not really) to Masterski for bringing this one along. Also, thanks (not really) to Kan for having this on his wants, thus making Alex bring the bottle to the tasting. Poured into Cantillon tulip/snifter thingy.

A - Pours a rusty copper, very clear and watery, thin collar, some bubbles here and there on top. Looks like Koolaid, pretty much.

S - Huge off-putting metallic note upon first sniff, corn, fake cherries, and oak. Woah, that's not good...the metallic and fake cherries are really the main points of the nose, which is bad.

T - Lots of metallic/vinegar notes, like licking the bottom of an empty metal pool that had some cherry Koolaid spilled on the bottom. Yeah, not good.

M - Light, watery, no carbonation, dry finish.

O - Metallic, fake, and cherry Koolaid. That's pretty much how I'd sum this one up. Don't try it, even if your buddy has it on his wants and another friend brings it. Bad bad tick.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 18:21:33 | More by Sean9689
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MasterSki

Illinois

2.15/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thanks to BeerTruth for this one. I've been saving it to share with Kan, as I saw it on his wants list. Comes highly recommended by largadeer too. Served in a HopCat tulip.

A - Slow gusher. Pours to a quick-dissolving white foam that settles to a thin ring and a few wispy bubbles, leaving no lace. Transparent reddish-orange.

S - Corn chips, nail polish remover, light vomit, and some faint cherries. As it warms up there is out-of-control acetobacter and vinegar.

T - Very strange in that it tastes nothing like it smells, but it is equally unpleasant. Strange mineral quality, rust, and some light tart cherries.

M - Watery, thin, low carbonation. Finishes somewhat sticky. The listed 4.5% alcohol explains a lot.

D - Wow! This was terrible. Upon perusing some of the other reviews it seems there is somewhat extreme batch variation. Unfortunately my experience was largely in line with reviews by Tayner, Cedromar, and PEBKAC. I'd consider trying again on-tap at the brewpub, but another bottle would frighten me.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 07:16:54 | More by MasterSki
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Wisconsinality

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Goblinmunkey7 for this as a nice extra.

A- Pours a deep amber with some brownish hues in there as well. There isn't any haze to it and there was just a wisp of lacing. No lacing left behind on the glass.

S- I pick up a good amount of sweet malts and some slight cherry. I also pick up some cheerios and a slight wet cardboard/ brown paper bag. Weird but it works.

T- Some tart cherry plays right along side with the nice malt, adding some sweetness to it as well. This has a nice pucker to it but overly so.

M- Medium bodied that has a crisp, sour bite to it. A nice dry finish begs for another drink.

D- I could probably finish off the whole growler of this in a sitting and not have to worry about palate fatigue. Good flavors and a decent sour kick make this a solid offering. Not as good as some of it's Belgian counterparts but still a good interpretation.

Serving type: growler

03-05-2011 05:46:34 | More by Wisconsinality
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a tulip. Nice brown color with a reddish tint that's only noticeable when held up to the light. The head is very thin and consists of concentrated bubbles that are off white. I remember having this on tap last year and it was a much brighter red.

The aroma is very funky and earthy. Lots of dirt, a bit of vomit. Band aid. Not very good; it's a bit too powerful and too close to reality for me.

The start has a bit of sugar sweetness to it but it quickly descends into warhead territory. Just brutal sourness. Hmm. We'll see how many sips of this I can make it through.

The mouthfeel is alright I guess. It's admittedly difficult to think of it separately from the rest of the beer's characteristics. I am going to try to choke this one down.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 02:45:12 | More by andrewinski1
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