Viola | Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Oregon, United States
doublemountainbrewery.com

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
pDev:
13.77%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Photo of mactrail
3.35/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Handsome clear coppery red color with a brief mustache of foam in the Ciney snifter. Aroma is quite sharp. First taste is disturbing for the amount of vinegar flavor. Some malt and fruit emerge shyly. Aftertaste is woody and astringent.

While this has some lovely notes of oak it is marred by the persistent vinegar taste. I know I'm uncool and unimaginative, but what's wrong with the more drinkable Rodenbach style? Try the Flanders Red from neighbor pFriem for something much better. But if you like sours in general you will like this, and especially the price. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

an absolutely wonderful example of the style here, one of the best takes on a flemish red i have had in a real long time, barrel aged, i would think bourbon, but maybe whiskey and wine here, didnt get the details, but its a gorgeous brew, deep brick red from the tap, uniformly frosted looking and with a much taller and well retained head that you usually see on these, airy and just off white, beautiful in the globe from the tap. aroma is tart cherry, dried cranberry, and soft vanilla, red wine, and fruity vinegar, along with a whole lot of oak and accompanying tannins. a wonderful richness from the malt leads the flavor, a baked sort of long cooked concentration to it, lots of fruit too, black cherry, red apple, port wine, blackberry, its sexy and complex, and there is just enough of a whiskey character running through it to make it quite distinct. the sourness isnt heavy, but it does dry the palate and make my mouth water on each sip, drier than a lot of these which is odd with the barrel ageing, but i love the feel. none of the acetic sharpness the style often has, and the sourness has a lot of character, not just one dimensional acidity. really mature and well developed beer here, enormously impressive really, and i am stoked to be living in a place where double mountain beer is regularly available. this is dynamite! definitely one that will age well too...

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Viola from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 3 ratings