Templeton Red | Peace Tree Brewing Co.

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85
very good
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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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 8
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Eziel
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kelp
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of maximum12
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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Photo of KarlHungus
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Herky21
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of FreshHawk
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark, murky ruby brown. Pours a nice creamy, smooth, off-white to slightly tan head. Average retention leaving a faint lacing.

S - A little on the faint/weak side for my liking. Some tart raspberry along with other berry aromas. A bit of caramel malt. Oak and hints of vainilla. Nice aroma, but I could use more of it.

T - Amped up version of the nose. The barrel flavors are very nicely integrated. Slightly tart raspberry, strawberry, and the faintest hint of cherry. Some caramel malt. Not really sour, but slightly tart and acidic. Nice kick of vainilla, oak, and whiskey that provide more of a sweetness than a heat kick. These are present in the back throughout, but come out strongest on the finish.

M - Medium body with slightly above average carbonation. Fairly smooth and creamy with a slightly spritzy feel on the finish.

D - Everything is nicely integrated and nothing is over the top. Smooth and easy to drink, especially for the style. The barrels provide great flavor without overpowering the beer. I had no problem finishing a pint of this.

Notes: Not overpowering tart or acidic and not sour at all, but there is a definite tang to this beer. I really like what the Templeton barrels added to this. It goes down very smooth and easy. One of the best beers from Peace Tree.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Mdog
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy red-amber, good head.

Smell: Vanilla, wood-lots.

Taste: Fruity, then tartness. A little bit of citrus. Then lots and lots of wood, tannins. A little bit of vanilla.

Overall: Very interesting beer from Peace Tree. The tart notes were unexpected but blended into the beer quite well. The beer was quite woody--maybe the base beer was not as strong as other barrel-aged beers so the barrel took more of the forefront.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Localdrinklax
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.41/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Poured into a large wine glass.

Body is very red and cloudy. Head is white and not over whelming.

Nose is fruity with some yeast

Taste was pleasantly tart. Sweet cherries and some yeast. Very easy to drink and they do not overdo the tartness. I didn't get much of the whiskey barrel taste.

Carbonation was not as bubbly as I first thought. I would say this may be my new favorite from PT. It had less of their trademark yeast taste which they used in everything and grew tired of.

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