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Kelso Flemish Red Ale - Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn

Kelso Flemish Red Ale
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87
very good

19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%


Brewed by:
Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jameaterblues on 11-08-2007)
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Reviews by TheBlackMallard:
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TheBlackMallard

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to brewdogmrb for this.

Poured a nice dark amber/brown into a snifter. A giant tan head forms and for the first time ever I'm almost worried about my snifter overflowing.

Smell: Fruity and Tart. Hay, Apples, and Cherry.

Taste: Cinnamon, Cherry, Apples, and Vinegar. Highly carbonated with a dry finish. Very drinkable.

This was awesome and I'm glad to have a whole growler of it. It reminds me of a maltier Jolly Pumpkin La Roja.

Serving type: growler

02-22-2009 06:28:43 | More by TheBlackMallard
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a sweet and sour lighter feel for a flemish red. Nose of brett and mild cherry. Palate is brisk carbonation with a mineral... A bit of vanilla in the background. Very earthy and interesting aftertaste with a quick drop off. Its rather thin in maltiness in the face of some others but still with dimension. as a result not bready or doughy at all. Another consistent style renders by this brewery. a personal favorite in the immediate nyc area.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2011 03:49:43 | More by rtepiak
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metter98

New York

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy reddish brown in color and poured with a finger high off white head that slowly died down and completely disappeared.
S: There are aromas of sour cherries and oak in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has sour flavors of cherries and vinegar along with oak from the barrel aging, although this does not carry through to the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather dry on the palate and has a very light amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is relatively easy to drink for the style because it’s not that sour. It’s about as sessionable as you can get for the style.

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Pahn

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3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Stag's Head in Manhattan. Served in a 6oz sampler glass (part of a flight).

Appearance: Deep hazy red. No lacing. Looks good.

Smell: Fruity, slightly acetic, very tart. A little like sour cherries. Makes me want to drink it.

Taste: Very tart and sour up front, with a rush of fruit--then nothing. Strange. The flavor does not last long enough...

Really like the flavors that are happening here; sour fruits, some candy sweetness but way more restrained with the sugar taste than some other Flemish reds (a good thing, for me at least), crazy herbal and vegetable like flavors popping up that work great with the sour fruit. Good as it is, it's over way too soon. There's no aftertaste, not even really any finish. It "just stops". Haven't had such a severe "just stops" since I tried Leffe Blonde. Huge flaw.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied. Mildly puckering.

Overall: Kind of an upsetting beer... the flavor is so good, but such a tease. It's like half of a really good beer. I want the other half, too.

Serving type: on-tap

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Pleased as punch (one to the eye) to have this beer in my glass and gullet last night.
A dark red pour with decent carbonation in a flute-like glass. She looks good.
Sweet and sour, some acetic notes, a little wood, some definite malt presence. Very tasty, had the Rodenbach Grand Cru the night before, and this one stands up quite nicely to it. A little bit of vanilla smoothness in the background of the maltbone from the barrel.
A treasure to sip on.

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CHickman

New York

3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Resto in NYC; pours hazy dark copper in color with a creamy 1 finger tan head that faded slowly and left creamy lacing sliding down the glass; good looking beer to wash down lunch.

Smells quite sour, with sweet malt, dark fruit like candied apple, plum, rotting pear, caramel, some light yeast, tart alcohol and some sour cranberry (or something else like a sour fruit); generally sour smell overall.

Tastes sour with sweet malt, dark fruit, sour apple, plum, pear, caramel, yeast, coriander, lemon or maybe some citrus hops, tart alcohol and some brown sugar that leaves a sour pucker like drinking a glass of cranberry juice. This is sour, but not very sour where it's a bad taste and pretty nice for this style.

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mazdarx

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4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My buddy shared this with us last night for a friends birthday celebration.

This beer is the Teets!!

It poured into a nice deep red with a nice mild head.
The smell was great, the fruit was fighting my olfactory senses as i couldn't pick out just one.
The taste was the Teets
The beer felt like a teet in my mouth.. perfect.
I wish we could have enjoyed another glass of this ale.
Good stuff mate.

Serving type: growler

04-16-2009 15:49:24 | More by mazdarx
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brewdogmrb

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4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep brown/red. Not especially deep looking, but a nice color with an attractive head.

S: Really nice combination of malt and tartness. Everything comes through especially when it warms up. Very nice, almost porter-like notes.

T: Similar to the smell, a nice mixture of malt and acidity, with some sharp yeastiness, fruitiness, and a bit of roasted chocolate all blended very nicely.

M: Nice body up front, very dry finish. Exactly how I want a beer like this.

D: Very dirnkable, mostly because it's not too sweet and finishes dry. Awesome local hometown action!

Serving type: growler

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jameaterblues

New York

4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So the cask festival was a whirlwind of beer...this was my first. This beer poured a dark red color....no bubbles and little head...it was a cask.
The smell was sweet and sour...red fruit, vinegar, maybe light hints of sugar.
Taste....was again sweet malts and red fruits(cherry? Plum?)....just a bit sour. hints of vinegar. This was almost like drinking a sour juice. Not too heavy on the pallet... and very easy to drink....by time I got around to try to get another it was gone. It is a bit hard to do this beer justice considering the crowded environment, but I really enjoyed it. I really hope to see this beer again in a cask or keg...it doesn't matter.

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Kelso Flemish Red Ale from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
87 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.