Nouveau Rouge | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Nouveau RougeNouveau Rouge

Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by THECPJ on 04-03-2013

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Ratings: 108 |  Reviews: 23
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.29/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

3.29/5: Decent, but doesn't seem intricately balanced

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3.32/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottling No. 4

Appearance: Pours a murky cider brown with a head that fritters away like soda; some dots of lacing linger but this looks like a cider more than a beer

Smell: I am having a hard time getting the cider idea out of my mind as this smells like apple cider, with cherry tones (both sweet and sour) and vanilla

Taste: Acetic vinegar tones, at the outset with building sour cherry tones that add a lactic element; in the mid-palate, the sweeter side of the beer emerges, bringing a vanilla aspect, too; the finish adds the apple cider flavor, to some extent; acetic sourness wraps it all up

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied and quite flabby

Overall: Reading through the reviews, it is clear that this beer has had some carbonation issues, with many reports of poor carbonation levels, though some are having a different experience; clearly, there is some variability batch to batch but, having had more than a few Flanders Reds, I would put this among the weaker examples of the style I have tasted

Thanks, larryi86, for the opportunity

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3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.49/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance a copper brown with a reddish hue. Poured with a quarter inch head that quickly dissipated.
Aromas of brown sugar and tart fruit with slight hints of vanilla.
Tastes true to its style - sweetness is quickly cut by the lactic sourness.
Mouthfeel - medium body and well coating. Good carbonation and a medium length finish.
Overall a solid beer and one that is great to see from evolution. For the price not sure I would do again.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured into tulip; this is my first beer of this style, and my first sour in general.
Pours earthy brown, slight reddish hues. Translucent and hazy, with no head at all, hard as I tried. Smells of sharp alcohol and tannin mixed with vanilla and oak, as well as some sweet/tart cherry. Overall, sort of like a sweet worcestershire sauce in a way. Taste is sweet and fruity at first, but moving quickly into sour cherry and a bite of tannins. The oak smooths everything over, and vanilla tinges the whole flavor. Reminds me of a dry red wine. The only thing missing from this one (even to my untrained-in-sours palate) is more carbonation; this poured, and tasted, utterly flat. Some lively carbonation, even a small amount, would really make this brew awesome.
Overall, this style is something entirely new to me, but after my first one, I'm hungry for more. It's rauchbiers all over again...

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Nouveau Rouge from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87% out of 100 with 108 ratings
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