Nouveau Rouge | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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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
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Photo of pda22
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 jrfehon33
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 liamt07
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 nmann08
3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budlum
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
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

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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LJTate
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew33
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of philbe311
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
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...

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Photo of BcOneSeven
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of therubicon
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours fairly thin with a cola like carbonation that gives it a fizzy, short lived head. I would describe it as very Dr Pepper like. It is mostly brown, with a reddish hue.

The aroma is very sour and acidic with some oak, apples, berries, and red grapes. Smells like an apple cider getting it on with a sweet red wine.

It is super tart, mouth puckering sour up front. I feel like I got roundhoused by Chuck Norris wearing Jolly Rancher shoes that were used to smash grapes for wine. After I acclimated to it, the rest of the flavors are wonderful. A cranapple/cherry/raspberry fruit boquet along with a musty yeast, some oak, apple cider vinegar, and some subtle bitterness.

The body is a little thin and the carbonation seems a tad high, but I do like that the yeast strain does not seem to overpower it. Otherwise, it is a little astringent, but not from the alcohol.

I am still very new to the style, but this seems to be an excellent representation.

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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 AMarkle6524
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of zp6167a
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
3.32/5  rDev -19.8%
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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Photo of smakawhat
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured From the bottle into a tulip glass. Bottle No. 4

Murky brown, a little bit of snapping carbonation out of the bottle as well, but dissolving to nothing on top fairly quickly. Body color is quite cloudy, with a little bit of red hue, and just a tinge of noticeable linear streams of carbonation. Kind of a dirty swampy look on top as well. Not horrible but not a great looking brew.

Really nice nose and aroma. Oaky thickness and a good amount of tart acid. Hints of cherry fruit, a bit of lemon sourness, and even some vanilla slightly. Very strong acidic component tends to dominate. Some really nice wooden tones to this as well, almost like sweet cedar too. Very nice.

Palate manages a bit of unfortunate weak body, but flavors and quality still come out nicely controlled and pronounced. Tart middle notes of sour cherry and milk chocolate. Soft tannins and acid finish, with an excellent controlled sweetness of caramel and soft malt. Palate unfortunately just comes out a little flat, very low carbonation, but does not stop the flavors from reaching or getting to your tastebuds.

A pretty solid Flanders take, has a bit of missing body and a look that just doesn't quite get it into the upper tier, but definitely lots of good drink here.

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