Nouveau Rouge
Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
Flanders Red Ale
4.05 | pDev: 9.38%
Jul 24, 2020
Apr 03, 2013
Nouveau Rouge is an aging project 10 years in the making, paying tribute to the sour ales of Flanders. This method of blending and aging creates a complex, tart and earthy ale with notes of vanilla and tannin imparted from the oak barreling process. With each year the solera evolves building upon it's award winning character.
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Rated: 4.21 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Jul 24, 2020
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

Mar 30, 2019
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottlepour at Brookland Pint in D.C.

Pours a reddish brown with a little bit of pink foam.

Smell is tart with some sweetness and notes of cherry and vinegar.

Taste is sweet and sour with lots of cherries and cherry pits, along with some hints of vinegar and some funk.

Mouthfeel is medium with bright carbonation.

Overall,a very tasty and balanced sour, with just the right balance of sweetness.
Dec 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Ri0 from Wisconsin

4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle poured into a tulip. It is a very dark amber color with a fizzy dirty white head. Tart cherries, sour apple, vanilla, malt and oak. Starts off semi sweet then blasts with tart cherries and sour plums. I can taste the vanilla and oak within the malty liquid. Finishes with a lingering tart sourness. Not sour, but a nice sweet and very tart combination. A real treat to quaff. Carbonation gives the beer a fizzy, bubbly quality. Drinkable, and refreshing. Reminds me of New Glarus Enigma.
Aug 13, 2017
Rated: 4 by pda22 from California

Mar 26, 2017
Rated: 4 by bluehende from Delaware

Mar 17, 2017
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Reviewed by AndrewMichael from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22 oz bottle at the holiday bottle share on 12-28. This was Nouveau Rouge 5. L: Reddish. S: Tart esthers. T: Sour, 7/8 out of 10 on my personal sour scale. F: Medium. O: Top notch sour.
Feb 11, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania

Nov 20, 2016
Rated: 4.32 by Lucular from Maryland

Oct 29, 2016
Rated: 4 by liamt07 from Canada (ON)

Sep 12, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by stakem from Pennsylvania

Aug 28, 2016
Rated: 4.3 by ThreeBeersWalkedIn from Maryland

Aug 14, 2016
Rated: 3.82 by nmann08 from Virginia

Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 4.12 by Budlum from Maryland

Jun 05, 2016
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Reviewed by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I tried this bottle chilled in a goblet

the color is a translucent shade of deep burgundy with small off white head with fine bead. The smell is fruity with subtle sour smell from the yeast. The texture is tart and funky with moderate carbonation with mild sweetness and alcohol with a semi-dry finish.

The taste is very good with a nice fruity almost tart berry-like flavor with subtle toast element in the malt with a funky earthy accent in the yeast with a nice dry yet sour finish. Overall I enjoyed this I would not hesitate to try it again
Jun 02, 2016
Rated: 4 by ckollias from Maryland

May 15, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by LJTate from Pennsylvania

May 13, 2016
Rated: 3.48 by Brew33 from Ohio

Jan 31, 2016
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours hazy, reddish-brown in color, with minimal head and carbonation. Taste is sour mix, light stone fruit, and oak. Really tasty Flanders red. I will pick this up again.
Jan 24, 2016
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Reviewed by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - A limited medium khaki colored froth quickly fades away leaving zero lacing in its wake... The color is a mix of ruby red and light brown... A bit of lacing leaks in around the edges of the glass... Sleek and smooth looking.... A stray carbonation bubbles rises here and there... Produces a nice "sweat" on the outside of the glass...

S - Tart cherries... Vinegar... Vanilla... Light oak notes... Some faint raspberry notes... A bit musky with a touch of funkiness...

T - The notes alluded to on the palate take a slight back seat as the tannin like qualities rise to the forefront on the palate... Next comes the cherries and oak... The vinegar and tart sourness is somewhat limited...

M - Light to medium bodied... A bit puckering... Limited carbonation... Goes down easily sip after sip... The deep finish produces a distinct slightly abrassive chalkiness...

D - Overall a very nice Flanders Red Ale... Not overly complex, but rather simple straight-forward and quite accessible... Overall it's a bit less than the sum of its parts, but it's still a nice job my Evolution...
Dec 25, 2015
Nouveau Rouge from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 111 ratings