Small Batch Series No. 6: Flanders Red Ale | Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

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Small Batch Series No. 6: Flanders Red AleSmall Batch Series No. 6: Flanders Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Texas, United States
drinkrangercreek.com

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Radome on 09-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
21.73%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by WTKeene:
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4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle dated 7/3/13 into a snifter.

Appearance: Dark Brown Burgundy. Beige head is sizable while it is being poured, but gone by the time I'm done pouring. No lacing.

Smell: Oak, light cherry. Lots of tartness. Perhaps a hint of fig.

Taste: Very tart, lemony. Strong oak character, maybe too much. Perhaps a bit of Brett, but not overwhelming. Some alcohol too, but not too much. Little nuttiness in the finish. I wouldn't say this is my favorite example of the style, but the flavor is nice and strong.

Mouthfeel: Great feel here, I have to say. Very carbonated, which works well for the flavor.

Overall: This is a pretty good Flanders Red, but I've had better. Pick one up if you see it and like the style, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it, personally.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GameOfBeers
1.16/5  rDev -67.7%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Justin8mypants
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Got this bottle in a trade from @Brogen13. Bottle marked 7/1/13.

Poured a murky brown, slight head dissipating quickly into nothing.

Pronounced aromas of oak, bourbon, vanilla, honey, cherry, and slight lemony sourness.

A lot of the Bourbon/Oak come through in the taste along with the lemony sourness. Mild cherry flavor on the sides of the tongue and a nice refreshing sour finish.

The body could be a bit thicker. Also the carbonation is quite low.

Overall, very refreshing but has a very satisfying warmth between the oakiness and 8% abv. I would totally drink this again, not sure why a fairly low rating. The only problem I could see is the low carbonation. Not sure if that is from the style or the age. Even with such slight carbonation I really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of hansenme
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of bkeller04
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of largadeer
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of SD0430
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of AtrumAnimus
3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Ranger Creek folks have been steadily impressing me more and more and have really done some outstanding brewing and distilling.

This one is a Sour, which is my least favorite of all beer styles. So I am reviewing it based on what I understand the style to be and ignoring my personal preference.

This one pours a nice cloudy umber in color with little to no head and therefore no lacing. As can be expected with a sour the beer is lacking in effervescence. The color is beautiful and rich.

The nose is cherries, sour dough, figs, coriander, yeast and hints of alcohol.

the moutfeel is a lot more watery than I was expecting based on the appearance and the nose. While it is watery it does not take away from the surprising quality of the beer.

As far as sours go I really like this one and would definitely drink it again

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Photo of blastoderm55
1/5  rDev -72.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of TomTown
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of ARaces23
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of JuanAlberto
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of spham
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a slim pint glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber with almost no head.
S: Definitely the smell of a red flanders, but
T: Very earthy sour from the lactobacillus strain (along with the brett and pedio). A decent red flanders, but with more complex flavors with the extra yeast and ferm time.
M: A little chewiness from the tart elements, with a lingering sour.
O: A very different beer, but I did enjoy it and appreciate what ranger creek is doing here. Look forward to aging the other 3 bottles to see what cellaring/aging will do.

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of TMoney2591
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tumbler.

Man, I haven't had any Ranger Creek since my trading days, but, luckily, some generous and genial Texans were present tonight and shared with me some Small Batch goodness. This stuff pours a kinda murky garnet-sienna topped by a short finger of relatively short-lived wan khaki foam. The nose comprises sweet caramel, lightly-toasted biscuit, mild vinegar, light oak, and a touch of Malbec. The taste pulls a slight 180, putting a stronger vinegar contingent on top, leaving the caramel-y sweetness to provide more of an accent, much like the Dude's rug, bringing the whole thing together and whatnot. And I feel it only necessary to note that the vinegar is quite tart here, and it almost seems to have been joined by a bit of tart blue raspberry, but that may just be a figment of my overactive brain at this point in the night. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sticky-ish finish. Overall, a very nice modern take on the Flanders red. 'Nuff said.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of BlesstheHarvest
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Small Batch Series No. 6: Flanders Red Ale from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
3.59 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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