Hildegard Rouge Des Cantons

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American Wild Ale
Ranked #1,267
Ranked #18,672
3.94 | pDev: 8.63%
Quebec, Canada
Very Good
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Photo of ludachris
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Its crimson amber body is almost perfectly clear. One finger's worth of thin off-white head is quick to coil into a ring. Lacing is nowhere to be found.

I get both components of a sour cherry blaster; the tart puckering cherry skin quality and its gummy candy sweetness. The tartness from green grape skins is rounded by a silky oak character. There's a candied quality throughout. I get a bit of sweet bread as it warms. It's pleasant and not in your face.

Immediately sour. Tart cherry and grape skins latch to the back of the palate. Its fruit character comes in more robust and is layered on top. There's plenty of field berries and fleshy cherries. A vinous quality with a stroke of tannin lingers into the finish. As it warms, its fruitiness gets deeper and its ABV becomes more pronounced.

It's neat and well put together. Below average carbonation with a tickly feel. Medium bodied with a refreshing dryness.

I got this bottle at Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau. One of my favorite places on earth. Although I don't think it was worth its $15 price tag, I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Its balanced approach with its rounded sourness makes for a great intro to the style.

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Photo of byronic
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Thanks to papat444 for sending me this brew

Poured a light red with tinges of brown, almost opaque but perhaps a bit hazy. Small head forms on the pour but quickly dissipates leaving only some lacing. Definite nose of a Flanders red, sweet yet a bit funky. Taste is fantastic, malts, cherry's and a very nice tartness. The only issue with this beer is that it goes down far too easy and I would love to have it again!

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Photo of NODAK
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice, ruby red color in the glass....small head that goes away pretty fast.

Has quite an awesome aroma....sweet and sour berries, vinegar....citric acid. Gets my salivary glands going just with a smell! Mostly sour, with a hint of sweet. Lovely.

Taste follows the aroma pretty well. I get some sweet cherries, overpowered by tart berries....a bit of a vinegar taste and puckering citric acid. However, the acidity/tartness isn't really enough to cause my heartburn to be an issue so that's definitely welcome. I think some of these beers go overboard a bit....this toes the line pretty well. Leaves me wanting another drink.

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

750mL bottle into a pilsner glass.

A - Pours a cherry/mahogany color with a cloudy body. Off-white, creamy head leaving a nice lacing. 4/5

S - Nice acidic character. Vinegar, wooden notes. 4/5

T - Nice balance of the flavors with wooden notes and berries with some tanins. 4/5

M - Good balance sweet/acid. Slightly tannic from the red wine barrel. Very smooth. 4.5/5

O - Refreshing, well thought out and to style. The wine barrels really add something. 4.5/5

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Photo of Rutager
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Deadbolt82!

Appearance. Pours a hazy deep amber-brown with a slight pink tone and over 2 fingers of cream coloured head that falls fairly fast to a thick skim.

Smell. Sweet cherries, dank old wood and dry musty funk. Smells like a nice Flanders red to me!

Taste. Lightly bitter oak, some sweet grainy malt. Some lightly sour and sweet cherry, and a bit of tart red berries. A little bit of woody funk is there as well.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with medium, fine and smooth carbonation.

Overall. Another good Canadian Flanders red ...or is it an Oud Bruin? I dunno, let's stick with the American Wild and call it a day. Would be happy to drink this again.

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Photo of liamt07
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Sammy, 750ml into a tulip (while watching The Dark Knight Rises in IMAX - damn).

Reddish, kinda brown but who knows - I drank this in a movie theatre. Some head, presumably white. Sweet, bretty Flanders red nose. Lots of malt, some acetic, some cherry and tart notes. Taste has lots of moderate acidic, tart cherry flavours. Sweet red malts, oak but a pucker in the finish. Medium body, and medium high carb. Really good as it warms, a pleasure to have.

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Photo of eat
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

"Townships Red". I've never seen a Canadian-brewed Flanders red so I had to pick this one up in spite of the price tag. It is expensive but this sure is a beautifully packaged brew: capped green 750ml with a detailed description printed on high-quality paper. Quebec malts, Hallertau hops, wild yeast and aged in Compton red wine oak barrels.

The light-hazelnut coloured body is opaque, assumedly with yeast judging by the nose. A tall, fizzy cream-coloured head settles to a thin ring around the glass.

Lots of funky brettanomyces hit the nose as soon as the bottle is opened. Astringent lemon, sour cherries, red wine vinegar, candy malt and a little roast. As anything with brett is a rarity in Canada, I'm always happy to have some in front of my nose.

The barrel makes itself known immediately, coming off a bit brash. Oak, dry red wine and brett can't be missed but what lies underneath is possibly a little thin. Sour cherries and vinegar are nice but it seems under-malted. Alcohol is well-disguised.

The body is a bit too thin and carbonation, while present, doesn't seem well incorporated somehow.

I really appreciate a brewery in Quebec attempting this but there is too much barrel and not enough backing it up. If I'm in the mood for a Flanders red I'd rather pick up a Duchess de Bourgogne, especially at this price. Also, opening a 750ml bottle of Flanders red is a big commitment; I prefer the Duchess' smaller serving size.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a reddish color ale with a small bubbly head withy minimal retention and some light lacing. Aroma of vinous malt with some medium tart notes is quite interesting. Taste is also an interesting mix between some tart notes with some vinous notes and light funky ester. Acidity is limited (which is not necessarily a bad thing) and light residual grapes notes are more or less pleasant. Body is below average with some watery notes with low carbonation. Interesting experiment though lacking in funky ester and more tart notes would have provided better enjoyment.

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Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle enjoyed at Mondiale 2011. Flanders Red style, amber clour and lacey. Well malted. Winey aromas. Sour, mildly acidic, and a great drinker and so tasty, a complex reminder of great flanders/wild/funky beers of the past. Whatever they did, send me more bottles of it!

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