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Moaten - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
73
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120 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 19.87%


Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Nickls on 07-31-2009)
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ferric oxide orange with a brick red influence as well. After a barely audible 'pop' on cork extraction, cap creation wasn't expected to be great. Actually, it looks damn good: two fingers thick, golden ecru, and lace that looks like lace.

Sorry, but this Flanders red ale (by way of Chicago, IL) doesn't smell like a Flanders red ale. It isn't very fruity and isn't sour at all. What we have is an earthy oakiness... and that's about it. Not bad, just not to style.

Moaten does not get it done on the palate either. With Hildegard van Ostaden (of Urthel fame) collaborating, one would have thought that Two Brothers could have come up with something better than this. One would be wrong.

The flavor profile is incredibly simple and is too sweet besides. Well, maybe not sweet, but definitely not tart. There's a little 'red malt' flavor, a hint of earthy fruitiness, and a quasi-drying finish. If the world's best versions are college graduates, Moaten just got held back in sixth grade.

I still don't have a great sense of what a Flanders red mouthfeel should feel like. This one is no more than light-medium and the carbonation gives up way too early. Despite decent head creation, there weren't many bubbles to begin with.

Moaten is Flemish for 'friends'. Maybe my moaten will like this beer better than I did. For $6.99 and a cork-and-cage, much more was expected than was delivered. Note to Two Brothers: no need for an encore performance.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2010 11:30:29 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw this one meandering around in my fridge and wanted to try something a but different last night so grabbed it out. Corked and caged 375 were served chilled in an oversized wine glass, consumed on 12/09/2009.
 
The pour was nice, rich dark brown and reddish in color with a decent head of brown on top that settled in very nicely, but did not leave much in the way of side lacing. Aroma showed no signs of sourness at all. Lots of maple sugar like aromas mixed with hints of prunes and a touch of grape skin as it warms, but where is the sour? As I take the first sip I am left confused by the style here. It is a wonderful brown ale, nice sweetness and a good use of dark fruit flavor here, and the grapes are coming in nicely now, but I just don't see it. Its missing a punch or a kick to it. Subtle, dry finish with a nice melding of flavors that leaves a bit of a sweet touch on the back of the tongue, but nothing else really exciting. Smooth, and easily session able, but just a miss for the style.


Overall I really liked this, but I am not sure on the labeling though. It was a quality offering, but at times I am just unsure of where it was supposed to go.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2009 17:16:06 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

2.93/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The pour is reddish brown, but perhaps a bit on the light site. A big light tan head results as well.

S: Certainly fruity, but more along the lines of apples and even citrus which seems quite out of place for the style. A bit of tartness and acidity, but nothing really Flanders red about it.

T: The flavor is very strange. It's almost like apple sauce and pennies, which I have never tasted in a beer before. A bit of sweetness and a bit of "tartness", if you can call it that.

M: The body is light with a very high, soda-like carbonation.

D: This is not at all what I was expecting, nor did I really like it. This just did not really have any characteristics of the style, with the exception of the appearance (to an extent).

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 17:39:30 | More by womencantsail
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brentk56

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: After a dull thud when the cork was popped, I expected this to be flat but it did manage to provide about an inch of foam that sits atop the strikingly clear russet colored liquid; decent spotting on the glass, too

Smell: Whiffs of oaky cherries and mineral water

Taste: Oaked cherry juice, with a sweet/tart character that builds by mid-palate, though it is very restrained; after the swallow, the sweetness actually wins out as the tart flavors fade to the background

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation; slightly cloying

Drinkability: A beer that masquerades as a Flemish sour, unfortunately; too bad, as the collaboration could have held so much promise

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 19:00:22 | More by brentk56
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.38/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a moderate reddish brown color with a thin light tan head and not much lacing. The nose brings cherries and a bit of earth as well as some light acetic and lactic notes. The taste is mild cherry, bread, hints of caramel, and a bit of sourness. Mouthfeel brings slight sourness and a bit of cream. Drinks okay, but really not a very good collaboration.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2010 01:36:37 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

3.63/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very cloudy red in color and has some yeast particles floating near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a finger high off white head that has excellent retention properties and left a thick head covering the surface and thick lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of sour cherries in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has sour flavors of cherries along with notes of oak. The sourness is not very strong.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit acidic on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is not as sour and acidic compared to other beers in the style and could make for a nice selection on a summer day.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 03:22:32 | More by metter98
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a "tulip" glass (I'll figure out what to really call this thing some day) at Durty Nellie's.

I couldn't remember what I came here for, so I decided on this as a nice backup option. It pours a clear dark sunset amber topped by a maximum of a half-finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises light caramel, port, prickly grapefruit (a la Squirt), and what seems like light cayenne. The taste holds notes of ruby red grapefruit, very mild vinegar, spicy (the only adjective that comes to mind) red wine, clove, and light orange peel. These elements do not meld well at all. The body is a lazy medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a finish that seems to want to be sticky. Overall, I'm not sure this is actually a Flanders red, 'cause it really doesn't taste like one. Whatever it is, though, it's not very good.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2010 03:15:43 | More by TMoney2591
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

"Chicago Meets Flanders"...

Velvet coloring, lightly clouded, very bright, smallish head above.

sour cherry aromatics, cloaked by oak...a little sweet, then more sour.

Taste: more of the same, the cherry flavor's there, and the tug of war between sweet and sour. This is no intense puckeration, and was not intended to be, I hasten to add. Nothing everything needs to be a lip bruiser. With each meeting of glass and lip, more sour smack, a slap of sweet, a twist of oakiness, then it softly pulls back.
Tasty malt, no hops, woody flavors permeate.
That has to be the main flaw in this Flemish Red, that there's not enough staying power in the flavor. Fades too fast, doesn't make as strong of an impression and really hang in there.
but, then, it's only a flaw if it wasn't intentional. This was designed as an easier-drinking, lighter, more approachable Flemish Red. And it works on that level.

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2009 10:32:32 | More by feloniousmonk
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cask at the Long Room - served in a tulip.

A - A pinky finger of off-white foam that dissipates quickly. Transparent orange-red color. Not much in the way of lacing. It's what I'd expect from a cask Flanders red.

S - Some floral hops, sweet cherries, green apples, horsey funk, sweet malts, but not much in they way of sourness. Tastes like a Belgian blonde inoculated with a touch of brett and some cherry flavor.

T - It's like a blend of a blonde ale and a Flanders red - grapes and vinous notes, oaky tannins, and a slight sour aftertaste, but mixed with some biscuity malts and light fruit and floral notes. Interesting, but not entirely successful.

M - Medium body, cask-style texture, with a slight carbonation tingle, and a bit of residua stickiness. Just a little bit lifeless and dull.

D - The tannic aftertaste gets fatiguing - and the beer just doesn't have enough sourness to satisfy my expectations for the style. I was OK with having my one glass, but I won't bother with this one again unless the bottle format is vastly different.

Serving type: cask

08-06-2009 03:46:56 | More by MasterSki
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emerge077

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purrs into a Duvel tulip with a finger of off white latte foam. A broken skim appears on the surface after a couple minutes. First whiff from the bottle was a minerally wet stone smell, now it's just a nondescript Belgian brown ale aroma, nothing especially funky or sour about it.

Taste is estery from the yeast, some weak cherry, both hefty malt and yeast presence. Malt flavor has a bit of stale graininess to it. Watery and thin... Maybe .02% sour. It's more of a cherry Belgian Brown Ale than Flanders Red. Maybe it needs more time in the barrel...the Opus 10 was barrel-aged and one of my favorite 2 Bros. brews, but "Oak Aged Sour" on the label is misleading.

This is the biggest "unsour" sour ale letdown since Dark Kriek from New Belgium. Not worth trying again, unless they put out a truly sour batch.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2009 02:01:15 | More by emerge077
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WesWes

New York

3.58/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a beautiful ruby red color with a 1/2" off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a sweet and fruity smelling aroma. It has a light sour nose; nothing like most Flanders out there. The taste is decent. It has a smooth, dry, crystal malt scent along with a mild yeast fruitiness and a faint Brett sourness. This is tasty, but not as sour as it should be. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a very drinkable beer, but it lacks the character of a true Flanders ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 22:43:36 | More by WesWes
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a deep ruby mahogany brownish red hue with a light off white khaki head, the lacing is fine and even a magnificent peace of work. Aroma has tart cherries dark malts in the background, but it's pretty subtle not too funky in the grand scheme of sour red ales. Flavor has a rounded tart brown slash red ale the flavors are ridden of funk but lack the sour puckering mouthfeel that should come with the mouthfeel, I've loved brews from both of these brewers so that's why I've decided to pick up a bottle of their collaboration ale. I love Flemish style sour ales but this one doesn't hit the acidity. Mouthfeel is clean bodied but the overall carbonation level leaves a smooth semi sweet flavor that doesn't bring a dry mouth puckering sour ale note. Drinkability overall was fine but it didn't bring the experience that I equate to as a sour red Flemish ale, it was way too subdued but good in it's own right, if that makes sense.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2010 17:31:46 | More by WVbeergeek
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mactrail

California

3.93/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fruity amber beer of mixed parentage.

Big foam-up but it dissipates to a very nice rich carbonation. Looks quite nice in the glass with dark coppery color, Good mouthfeel. I don't detect much sourness, but the tart edge does go well with the maltiness. I do like the fruity cherry tang. An edge of bitterness, but fortunately neither too sweet nor too bitter.

This is a strange one and if you're going by the style book you will be unfulfilled. But it's a richly flavored beer that keeps you guessing and to me, very drinkable. It would be great with a steak and an interesting salad. They went to a lot of trouble with this 12.7 oz bottle and the little cork. Pabst should check into this to buy the recipe for a Champale flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 01:41:34 | More by mactrail
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Keith for sharing. I have to say, this is no Flanders Red Ale. It's not bad beer, but it's bad for the style. There's just a dry, slightly sour note and a sauerkraut aroma. There's a touch or caramel and cocoa notes, not very fruity. I'm not sure what's going on here, but it just comes off like a dry amber ale with a little Belgian influence.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2009 21:54:14 | More by tempest
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a deep brown body with a red hint which is clear but dense. There is a thin wisp of head that swirls around the glass and is supported by a gentle carbonation.
S- The soft hint of fruity tartness turns more cidery when warm and it is otherwise pretty clean.
T- The soft apple tartness hint has some faint malt notes underneath and is well blended with a soft brie rind to follow. There is a nice tart soft bite in the finish that grows a bit as the beer warms.
M- This beer has a medium light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat at all.
D- This beer has more apple qualities than any funk or depth of flavor or aroma.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2009 23:14:40 | More by rhoadsrage
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Collaboration with Urthel? Flemish Red Ale? This beer had some living up to do!

Unfortunately, I was unimpressed from the get-go. For a start, despite the fact the cork was almost impossible to extract (I had to use a corkscrew in the end), it uncorks with hardly a sound, implying some very absent carbonation. Oh well, let's see where we go from here.

Pleasant hazy orange-brown, almost mahogany colour, with a sketchy head of off-white, that leaves a few streams of lacing up the edge of the glass. Fine carbonation and decent body. All up, it's not a bad looking Flanders red.

Nose is quite weak, but displaying some of the characters of a good example: a little oak, slight vegetative funk, a touch of acidity and some smooth vanilla characters. It's very weak, however, but they're nice aromas.

Taste, however, is very disappointing. Where the pleasant bite of acidity should be there's a metallic copper character and... well, almost nothing else. Apart from a very mild hint of astringency on the back, it's a very mild and unnuanced palate, almost drinking like a light beer. In some respects, that's not unpleasant, but in other respects, why bother?

Pretty bad Flanders Red Ale, but on the plus side, that makes it only an average beer, rather than actively unpleasant.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 19:50:41 | More by lacqueredmouse
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appears a murky, dark brown with a red hue. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell...meh. Kind of bland stuff, here. No funk detected. Very mild traces of steeped grain, and a touch of fruit if anything.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas. Perhaps some very, very mild cherry detected in the flavor but not what I was expecting when manning up the $10 for this brew.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with some light fruitiness lingering. As a hge fan of this style, I am sad to report that I was let down. It didn't even really scratch the surface of funkiness that is expected with some of the bigger boys from this genre, ala Rodenbach. It's ok for a beer but not on par with anything spectacular. If there are any left, do yourself a favor...uncork it, give a pinch of sugar in there, add lactobaccilus, and brett lambicus, re-cap, age. Hopefully, you'll have a genuine Flemish Red in about a year.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 20:16:01 | More by weeare138
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing his Christmas beer w/ me -poured chilled from the 12.7oz into a tulip

A - A sunset dark rust orange w/ reddish hues -2 fingers of light tan rise from a vigorous pour. The ale is lightly hazed and head has a tiny bead w/ thick film clinging to the glass

S - A mild woody, fruity and subtle cherry-like scent w/ slight vegetal and spiced edges. The nose is fruity w/ a light yeasty funk

M - Moderately smooth, creamy texture is accented well by tangy/fruity feel. The carbonation is moderate and mild tinge of tanginess which doesn't ever really seem to reach the level of sour. The finish is dry and clean overall

T - The flavor has a slightly fruity taste which can best be described as currant or mild cherry w/ subtle belgian yeast taste and mild flavor of hops w/ slight nutty woody touches. The flavor finishes w/ mild spice in the back

D - A tasty beer, but not the best flanders red. I was glad to try this, but it is not the most flavorful and for the price there are better choices

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 17:38:00 | More by Slatetank
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.17/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into weyerbacher tulip.

Pours 1/2 finger of off white head. Fades to a ring. Leaves some lace rings. Color is a clear dark ruby red.

Aroma: Cherry concentrate comes to mind instantly. Smells like a fruit punch. A very light amount of oak and spice. Sweet with no sourness.

Taste: I am having a hard time believing this is a flanders. It tastes more like a cherry ale brewed with cherry concentrate and not fresh cherries. Some warming spices show with a touch of oak. Not sour at all.

Mouthfeel: A bit crisp and sweet. Medium amount of carbonation with a lighter body. Ends dry with more cherry flavors.

Overall, if this is a flanders it is not very good. No sourness, no tartness, no funk. It tastes like a cherry fruit beer. It is drinkable in that sense, but not in the sense of being a flanders.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 00:42:47 | More by mothman
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy garnet red with two fingers of bright white foamy head. Moderate head retention and moderate lacing.

S: Aromas are of sour cherry though far more intense than the flavor.

T: Flavors are light sour cherry with hints of oak. I prefer a little more sourness and funkiness in this style so I felt this was a little light on flavor. Overall a very well balanced taste.

M: Light to medium bodied with heavy carbonation and a dry finish.

O: Could be a very refreshing beer in the summer... It would pair very nicely with some freshly grilled meats as it would cut through the fattiness. Easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 14:08:28 | More by dbrauneis
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dirtylou

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12.7oz bottle, scooped in chicago over the summer...been kind of sitting in the cellar fridge due to the low rating and underwhelming experience on tap in august

corked and caged green bottle, Two Brothers / Urthel collaboration

appearance: served in my hopleaf tulip, dull pink-red body, light beige ring, mostly clear

smell: you can really tell that Urthel is involved - their token yeast strains are very evident in the aroma...acidic, doughy, beets, herbal...odd stuff

taste: kind of a bad version of furthermore thermo refur...some cloying sweetness, grain, dough, beets and other misplaced vegetables, the "oak aged" effect isnt very well pronounced. overpriced for this one - not one of two brother finest moments

mouthfeel: acidic, a bit sweet

drinkability: ok

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2010 02:36:28 | More by dirtylou
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12.7 corked bottle poured into a Unibroue Tulip. No date or info to be seen.

A - This clear ruby brown ale poured moderately only produced a one-finger head. Creamy and pale tan, it had so-so retention but left a thin layer throughout and small spots of lacing.

S - An acidic and sour yeasty aroma pours out with lots of nuances to be discovered. A very fruity background slight off-sets the sour aroma. Pale malts and light wheat in the grist. Plum and light peach with a dark cherry are muted coming out more after some agitation. Light woody and earth tones with a bit of dry straw and horseblanket.

T - On a deep first gulp it brought instant acidity and sourness to the table but it's complexities run much deeper. Dark cherries and plums, like the aroma, are there with a yeasty lightly buttery, dough malt backbone. It's not as sour as I was expecting for my first Flanders but it's definitely different. Based on style guidelines, it's incredibly solid.

M - Creamy as churned butter and smooth as velvet, this beer goes down very nicely and does a nice throat-coating. The acidity gives it a sour finish.

D - If you can get passed the light sour flavor (which isn't bad at all) it's a very good and drinkable beer with great complexities woven in the background. Great collaboration brew!

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2009 23:00:02 | More by BeerFMAndy
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jrallen34

Illinois

1.38/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I drank this from a bottle into a chalice.

It pours a light brown with a piss pour head that doesn't rise half a finger and is gone even quicker. The lacing is watery.

The aroma is weak and unpleasing. It has a sour hop smell. No vinegar or crazy tartness.

The taste is really bland. The sourness you expect is not there and instead you get some kid of weird aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2009 02:35:32 | More by jrallen34
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nickfl

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - The cork comes out without a sound, which is a little disconcerting when you are expecting a loud pop. Pours with one finger of light tan foam (which is somewhat reassuring) that settles quickly and leaves a little bit of lace. The body is a beautiful, reddish-brown color with excellent clarity.

S - Rich malt notes of nutty caramel and toffee with just a hint of acetic sourness.

T - Nutty malt with light caramel sweetness up front. Toffee notes in the middle with some mild tartness and a hint of roasted grain. A light oak note in the finish with some very mild funk and acidity that shows very little true sourness. Lingering rich malt with some very nice nutty character.

M - Medium body, light carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Not at all what I was expecting or what was advertised. This is not a bad beer, it is quite enjoyable actually, but it is sure as hell not a flemmish red. It might have become one if allowed to sour properly, but it tastes like the bottled it after a month in the barrel. There is very little acidity and as a result, the beer is totally lacking in complexity and it has a strongly exaggerated malt character. The nutty malt is quite pleasant and it would have been great in an actual sour beer, but the sweetness makes this seem more like an american amber with a slight infection than a Flemmish red. I honestly can't believe they bottled a beer this immature, it really needed to be soured for another year or so based on the way it tastes. I didn't mind drinking this, but it utterly fails at being a "flemish style red ale" and I have to give it a poor rating for not even beginning to deliver on what is promised on the label.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 05:56:24 | More by nickfl
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12.7 oz green bottle, corked and caged. This collaboration between Two Brothers and Urthel is styled as an oak aged sour Flemish style Red Ale.

The cork comes out with quietly and with no internal pressure so I expect little carbonation. The beer is clear or maybe just a little hazy, dark reddish copper color, and only a ring of bubbles around the glass. The smell is definitely NOT sour, actually it smells strongly of caramel malt and some yeasty esters. This smells really good as a Belgian Dark Ale but it misses the mark as a Flanders Red. Same with the flavor, this is tasty and a little tart, slightly sweet with some light fruits like pears or green grapes but almost no sour bite. Very silky mouthfeeland light body, very drinkable and good. Just not a Flanders Red Ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2009 00:31:06 | More by TurdFurgison
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