Templeton Red | Peace Tree Brewing Co.

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56 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Peace Tree Brewing Co.
Iowa, United States
peacetreebrewing.com

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by FreshHawk on 05-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.73%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
15
For Trade:
3
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3.26/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an unbranded short stemmed tulip glass

Pours a burgundy tinged amber capped by a one and half finger off white head. The head dissipates fairly quickly, hints of lacing hear and there which also disappear fair quickly. Caramel malt, vanilla, light oak accents, and whiskey notes on the nose. Opens with light caramel malt and some apple peel. Plenty of vanilla midpalate. Finishes with oak and very prevalent rye whiskey combined with continued caramel and vanilla notes. Light to light-medium silky, smooth body. Overall, this brew was enjoyable, however it certainly isn't a Flanders Red. There is no discernible tartness to it let alone anything that could be considered sour. The barrel characteristics do have a tendency to overwhelm the base beer. This brew would be better served if the characteristics of the base beer came through a bit more and the contributions of the barrel where better integrated. Perhaps less time barrel-aging might help?

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3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I kept confusing Peace Tree with Millstream, which is a woeful insult, & so avoiding their beers. After being straightened out I figured I'd take a swing at this one...though my swing is horribly rusty. Another time for that, though, 22 oz. bottle split with my wife after an evening of pulled pork & beer with friends.

The pour is dark red with barely enough carbonation to qualify. Smells like an apple just pulled off the tree - skin still on - in other words, almost nothing. I can smell the apples on the ground, but just barely. Borderline missing.

Templeton Red is certainly the first barrel-aged flanders red I've ever...heard of. The taste is an interesting balance. The tartness is muted & gentle, cut by slightly acidic cherry. Vanilla, barrel, bit of wood, potato(e)s (?), with a side of oddness. Pretty flat. Half a bomber will be just fine.

Very strange beer. Hated the first sip, loved the fourth, then settled in between after that. Unique. Pretty good.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep red topped by a finger and a half of dense light tan head that fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of sweet caramel, vanilla and oak with some slight spicy hop aroma
T: The taste on this one is spicy up front with some oak, caramel and vanilla. The rye barrel is fairly dominant. Swallow is a little alcohol, more caramel, vanilla and oak with some lingering spicy rye whiskey.
M: This beer is a little heavier than medium in body with a slightly oily feel. Carbonation is just slightly prickly while the beer has a semi-dry finish
O: Overall not bad. Decent complexity and flavors. Definitely not a Flanders Red by any stretch of the imagination. As a barrel aged American Red it does alright. Good, but not worth seeking out.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Templeton Red from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
3.85 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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