Rode Haring | Flat Earth Brewing Company

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Rode HaringRode Haring

Brewed by:
Flat Earth Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by beerkittycat on 10-02-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap, and into my favorite Big Ass Tripel Karmeliet glass.

Thoroughly hazed, deep garnet hue, nearing magenta, big, white head.

Pungent aromatics, sour cherries all the way, loud and proud. Sweet malt and funky yeast in there, too, lying underneath the tartness.

Taste: smooth and mellow. Those expecting a super sour explosion on the palate will be disappointed, but others, like myself, will find this refreshingly drinkable. A blast of cherry flavors, a little wild, and just tart enough, with underlying sweet malt, ending dry.

Really tasty! And, happily, very easy to down. Not a face twister or a pucker-upper, but a well-balanced, fresh, lively and rewarding brew. Others have said it, and I concur, that this may be their best effort yet.

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Photo of beckje01
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Honey color with a thine white head and not activity.

S- Sour nose a slight tinge makes my mouth water.

T- Somewhat sour but not like the nose would suggest the sour is nice but mild. I would almost call this a starter sour. A touch yeasty at the end.

M- Nice thickness and good activity.

D- Very drinkable but leaves me wanting something a touch more sour. But probably the best beer out of Flat Earth so far.

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Photo of beerkittycat
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

According to the brewer Jeff, Rode Haring is Dutch for Red Herring. On tap at Autumn Beer Review in Minneapolis, I made plenty of notes since I didn't want to rely on a fuzzy memory. Anyway, appearance is slightly cloudy amber-orange with ruby highlights and a lacy off-white head. Aroma is of wonderfully sweet, bready malt and a hint of tart sour cherries. Not much hop aroma but I did note faint flowery noble hops. Taste is very complex and difficult to pin down any dominating flavors. Again with the sweet bready malts. Just a touch of hop bitterness and flowery hop flavor. There's pronounced tartness but the sweet malt balances, if not dances with the tartness. There's a bit of a wine-like flavor and alchohol in the finish which can only be described as "medium". Neither really too sweet or too dry. Mouthfeel is right in the middle as well which makes this beer very smooth and drinkable and along with the sweet-tart flavors it's also very refreshing. Very complex and layered beer. I think Flat Earth is really on to something special with this one.

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Rode Haring from Flat Earth Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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