Flemish Red "Marea Roja" | Cismontane Brewing Company

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Flemish Red "Marea Roja"Flemish Red "Marea Roja"

Brewed by:
Cismontane Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GRG1313 on 06-24-2013

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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by timmos1:
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4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

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Photo of DCLAguy11
3.92/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sorry but this is underrated. On draft at Tripel.

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Photo of aquazr1
3.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +21.2%

The nose combines a slight funk, dark dried fruit hinting at fig, tartness and a suspicion of cherry. It pours rose tinted amber under a ½” white foam cap that quickly dissipates but produces sheets of lace. Offers a big tart palate with a tart and sweet dark bread finish, a hint of butterscotch with a mild bitter accent. The tartness is not overbearing – less acetic or lemony and more of a sour cherry type with a hint of cherry flavor. Has a medium body with above average carbonation.

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Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Barrel Republic.

Appearance: Deep red-brown with a semi-durable head that leaves minimal lacing.

Aroma: very fruity and somewhat tart, with a suggestion of lambic ale.

Flavor: Mild-moderate tartness; loads of hop flavor; some appreciated medium and sweet malt balance. Bitterness peak mid-taste rather than in hte finish or aftertaste.

Feel: Light-medium body with good carbonation. Slightly astringent.

O: Good introductory or session Flanders Red.

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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of dertyd
3.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a lovely clear dark redish orange with a firm thick white head that disapates rather quickly. However, nice to look at for at least several seconds.

Nose is something of an "acidic ester" quality. There is an undertone of Belgian esters but with a juxstaposition of citric stone fruit that goes to a watered orange juice nose. One's not sure what to expect at this point.

Mouthfeel is initially bleach in taste, and into the nose, as one drinks it. It's not bad, it's just a very strange sensation to go, wow! I know that smell/taste...laundry bleach. It then actually goes to a decent citric acid character with a puckery mouthfeel and citric character that gets one salivating...literally. I actually like the acid; many will not.

Flavor profile wants to be a Flemish red sour but it doesn't quite make it. It has the flavor profile and general flavors of watered orange juice or, going the other way, lemon water with a hint of orange juice. Here's the weird part...I actually like it; it's not however, what it should be or what it purports to be.

Finish is light and acidic with a fresh lemon and lemon water character.

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3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -62.1%

Photo of crob3888
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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1/5  rDev -69.7%

Photo of MaltsOfGlory
3.7/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

An average pour yields a one finger tan head. Quickly fizzing away. Not surprising for the style, but still not awesome. The body is a dark red, basically brown. Extremely cloudy. Visibility is basically zero, except for some shapes. Overall not a bad looking beer for the style, the cloudy, deep color looks nice.

The nose is musty, and funky, a little sour. Slightly sweet, with a very light cheese smell. A little vinegar is present. Sourdough bread. Overall a pretty nice smell. A little different and weird, but really cool. It’s a 4 or 4.25, I think I’ll go with 4.25, because it might not be the most delicious smelling beer, but it's complex and intriguing.

Definitely sourdough bread on the initial taste. Followed by a very carbonated water taste, quickly slamming into an undesirable grainy texture finish. On further sips that graininess smooths out, but the watery taste after the initial tastes remains there. Extremely light sweetness, not much in the way of vinegar. Not much in the way of funk on the taste, maybe a hair. I mean initially I was put off by this beer. It's settled down, but it still isn't hitting me right. The finish kinda has this rubber, metallic, yucky taste to it, hard to describe. A little vegetal, maybe mineral taste? It’s really hard to put my finger on, but it's off putting. I think a 3.5 is ok. It’s a decent sour, but the lack of good flavors, and the not so great aftertaste is not amazing. Kinda a burnt bread taste as well.

The mouthfeel is ok for the style, I don’t mind the carbonation, but the extremely watery mouth is less than perfect.

The drinkability isn't bad, it's light. But just not my favorite beer.

Overall it's ok. It's got some cool stuff going on, but it's a little too out there for me.

There was zero lacing, and no head after a few seconds. Still a pretty body, but the head hurt the beer. Overall an ok looking beer.

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Photo of charlzm
3.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.16/5  rDev -4.2%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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Flemish Red "Marea Roja" from Cismontane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 61 ratings