Malefactor (Gilgamesh) | Upland Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
uplandbeer.com

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A stronger version of a Flanders Red Ale aged in previously beer-stored bourbon barrels for some light oak/bourbon character.

Added by claaark13 on 02-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
389
Reviews:
72
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
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303
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140
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23
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3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a dark brown with some hints of amber and scarlet. Initial finger of tan color loose head dissipates quickly to a thin collar leaving minimal lacing. Well carbonated with tiny bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is fruit vinegar, sour acetic acid, cherries and plums. Some brown sugar and toasted malt. Fairly mild nose.

Taking a sip, fruit vinegar, sweet and sour plums, cherries, a bit of tannin. Sweeter brown sugar and dark caramel mid tongue. Finish is dry with a bit of lighter sourness lingering.

Light to medium body with a soft carbonation that tickles the tongue. An interesting take on the style, with the alcohol very well hidden. Flavors aren't too bold though.

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3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Figured it was time to pop the cork.

This was a bitch to open - required the lobster claw cracker to pull the cork - but it cam with a loud pop. Pours a brown ale with cherry hues and a good broken sheet of light cream foam. Smells of sweet balsamics, some brown sugar and some oak. There is the vinegar tone, indicating the tart quality, but the nose lacks depth for me. Flavor has a nice tartness, cherries, oak, hint of bourbon, slightly bitter, and a hint of sweetness. I like the balance in this one. Medium bodied with lower carb and a dry finish. Nice beer, the nose does not match the flavor, but it is a nice beer.

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3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(bottle date: 9-11-15)

Pours a murky brownish red with a kriek aroma, kinda like dark cherry puree to the nose. The taste was great and probably one of the best Flanders I've had in a while. Fruity upfront with a tangy kick to the back of the throat after. A bit winey but very subtle with mild carbonation and no head. I unfortunately didn't get any of the bourbon character at all in this beer but mostly got hit with cherries and maybe some faint vanilla notes. Great beer by Upalnd IMO.

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Malefactor (Gilgamesh) from Upland Brewing Company
4.23 out of 5 based on 389 ratings.
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