Nouveau Rouge | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
evolutioncraftbrewing.com

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by THECPJ on 04-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
22
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
9.66%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
21
For Trade:
4
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Photo of brpendergast85
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Blend no. 4. This is, simply, a world class Flanders. Great balance between sour acidity and barrel notes.

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Photo of joetouchton
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of BillRoth
4.89/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Being a huge fan of Flanders' Reds I have been hearing about/looking forward to Evo's for quite a while. I have also hoped it would be good, but with essentially no prior Evo tarts/sours was unsure. Ok now that that is out of the way. Wow! Double wow!
Tasted in large snifter at cool cellar temp (50-55 degrees F).
This is more than the real deal. It has the classic nose of a upscale matured red where the oak and malts blend with a hint of sweet and sour.It has a full ripe fruity aroma married with the mustiness of the yeast. It's a delightful sensory experience. If I weren't in such a hurry to taste it, I could probably spend some more time just rolling it in my snifter and drawing in the scent...it's that good.
The taste is even better. I don't know if this is blended, but the complexity of the taste reminds you of a well balanced blend of old and new batches. There is restrained vanilla and dried fruit with the expected earthy tartness. But as you sample it...slowly... it subtlely rises with a depth of sour cherries. The balance of the flavors is expert...just expert.
Ok..are ypu ready? The best is the mouth feel. So many reds have various wonderful tastes, but so often tend to be very thin and astringent. You expect it, and don't give it any thought. This beer has the dryness, but is carried with a medium/medium full malty mouth feel that is in a word "velvet". The beer has a gentle smoothness that carries all the flavors so easily around the mouth and tongue. It has a character that really defines this brew and solidly separates it from others. Sometimes you drive a car and you get that road feel and comfort that tells you you have a luxury car. That's what's happening here. No bumps no bruises...just an incredibly smooth ride.
There is little head and little lacing, but frankly...who cares? That's not what we're looking for in this style. It is a beer that the Belgians would envy.
I admitedly love this brewery, but was not prepared for this. You will not find a more enjoyable and rewarding Flanders red-style beer.

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Photo of bmur112
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of jwat
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of larryi86
4.64/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip

A- A clear bright red with an orange tint and and two finger off white head, second pour was hazy.

S- Tart apples, sour, oak, some vanilla, cherries, brett.

T- Apples, sour cherries, brett, vanilla, oak, slightly sweet, some earthy spices, well balanced, very tasty.

M- Amazing, silky smooth, creamy, medium body.

O- A great sour from Evolution and very well balanced. I really hope I am able to find another bottle. The best beer I have had from Evolution.

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Photo of lackenhauser
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Muddy chestnut brown. Decent hiss when opened but pours very still with no head and no lacing. Apple and somewhat cidery aroma. Brett. Wonderful tart and somewhat sour flavors. Nice balance with the oak. Faint dried cherry flavors. The mouthfeel is really great-very smooth and almsot creamy. I was really expecting something a lot thinner. Very enjoyable and drinkable. Once again my local brewery kicks butt!

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Photo of dhartogs
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Have had this beer a few times, and was really impressed overall. The sour hits you right in the back of the throat where it should, good lacto. To me this is just a really great example of a Flemish Red, price point is a bit up there, but it's a worthy treat.

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Photo of ZEB89
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AndrewMichael
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ygolordned
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of THECPJ
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had at the EVo tasting room in a bottle no bottle take out.

Appearance: copper orange red in color with minimal head

Smell: apple cider, vinegar, brett, pedio, vanilla, tannins, oak

Taste: cidery, oak, vanilla, tart, sour,

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, smooth with an aftertaste tang / sour bite

Overall: a very nice flanders red. Id like to have a couple of bottles to sit on but that looks like it's not going to happen :(

Cheers,
TheCPJ

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Photo of Eziel
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grover37
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Head disappears but has big time legs. Aroma is faint but taste is huge. Stinging sour then cherries and raspberries then a sweet finish. Nicely balanced oak astringency. Great beer.

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

Photo of Lucular
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Thomas & Jenny for sharing this one! It was a favorite.

Dark reddish brown color with an initial thin layer of tan foam. Dissipated quickly to a still glassy surface.

Wet barrel aroma, vanilla, acidic berries.

Flavors of apple butter, cranberry, vanilla, a dry oaky aftertaste.
Creamy smooth feel, tart crabapple acidity, tannic cherry skins. Even level of carb, drying finish. Very well integrated, not overly sour, perfect for a Flanders lover.

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Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ConradKenney
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of billyshears
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of cj8311
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Nouveau Rouge from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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