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Embrace The Funk - Deux Rouges - Yazoo Brewing Company

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 10
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cfaulman on 01-27-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A marriage of two reds – we present our flanders red, a dark ruby ale fermented with wild yeasts and souring bacteria, evolving for over a year in freshly emptied merlot barrels.
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Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy orange-red 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 sour with malt, fruit, wood, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit, acidic, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but quite sour.

Serving type: bottle.

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Red waxed bomber shared by Dan - thanks.

A: Pours a hazy dark red with a thin off-white head which settles to the rim and leaves spotty lace.

N: Funky farm, aged wood, some basalmic acidity.

T: Tart flanders-like, fruity, wood.

M: Medium body and light carbonation. Enamel scouring sour finish.

O: Bracingly sour - so good.

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My review here is a little overdue (slightly hazy), but the key points remain intact:

Split this impressive beverage with some nice fellows, and there was certainly no disappointment to be found in the “Embrace The Funk” style: Sour; Funky; Wild. Poured a reddish, orangey color; white head/nice retention. Smell and the taste were just mouthwatering; had that tart, sour, funk appeal that one seeks for in the style. Little citrus, but definitely lemon and sour apple sticks out here along with cherry, grape/fruit, oak and brett notes. Just a superb beer…one I hope to drink again soon and special thanks to Nashvillain for this guy

Additionally, I’ve considered that my review here might be a bit biased, due to my new love for Brandon Jones and his contribution to the craft world. However, those thought’s vanished when the nice fellows around me shared the same appreciation for this beer.

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Embrace The Funk - Deux Rouges from Yazoo Brewing Company
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