Mr. Chipper
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Flanders Red Ale
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 7.75%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
175
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 15, 2019
Added:
Dec 20, 2013
Wants:
  35
Gots:
  27
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Mr. ChipperMr. Chipper
Notes: Traditional Flanders-style red ale aged for 2.5 years in red wine barrels.
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Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Dec 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by lewith from South Carolina

May 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by IckyT2012 from Florida

Apr 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by sendbeer from Georgia

Nov 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.75 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Nov 23, 2017
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Reviewed by BEER88 from Washington

4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nice oak smell and taste. Light cherry on the back end. Funk and tart are dominate. Feel is light and the flavors are gine fast. Overall not bad I would buy again!
Sep 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Jul 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by MonkeyBread from Nevada

May 12, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
these guys do these barrel aged sours so well, and for all the stouts and hoppy beers we all love from them, these are the ones i really am the most impressed by. a long aged red wine barrel flanders red, and its real well done. the wood is so strong on it that it almost covers up the vinegar aspect of the bacterial sourness that normally defines the style, but instead, its lots of wine tannins and funk, i think a way more complex beer than we are used to in the style, built perfectly for these barrels, and not at all over the top in any way. cherries, raspberries, raisins, cedar wood even, toasted bread, wet oak, strong red wine and some cranberry even, its intensely earthy and woody, compelling to say the least, still a lot of sourness, but some funk too, its just great. more carbonation than anticipated for such an old beer, i love how mature it is all around. notes of cola and cherry as it finishes, sour and wood heavy, like what we are used to but way more of it, and so mellow feeling, yum! these are the beers that set westbrook apart for me! cool to have it on tap!
May 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by BrewsNRecords from North Carolina

May 01, 2017
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear brown-hued red color with a white crown but no other head to speak of.

Great, tart aroma with strong oak. Very light red wine behind hints at some depth. Maybe cherry? Maybe vanilla?

Very tart taste, again with heavy oak and again with light red wine. A little burn on the backend then a wine-like finish.

Medium bodied, modestly creamy, with with a little prickly bite in the feel.

Pretty solid.
Apr 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.07 by Strublebrew from North Carolina

Mar 25, 2017
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Reviewed by zac16125 from South Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Westbrook Mr. Chipper
750mL bottle into a wine glass
Bottle on: 7/22/16


A: Pours a dark mahogany with a small light tan head. Head dissipates quickly and leaves a few patches of lacing. 4

S: Aroma is dart, sweet, dark fruits like fog and plum, lots of vinous notes. Oak and a tart, lactic acidity. 4.25

T: Taste is dark fruits, dark Malts, pretty big bitterness, tons of oak, moderate tartness. 4

M/D: Fuller side of medium bodied, carbonation on the higher en debut appropriate, drinkability is good. 4

O: Overall a good beer, nothing ridiculous but very enjoyable. The cost is a bit prohibitive, but it's still worth trying. 4
Mar 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by my_knew_craft from Massachusetts

Mar 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.13 by RPM3334 from South Carolina

Nov 17, 2016
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a brown color and a thick, murky consistency. There was a small amount of off white, foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing, though.

S: A nice aroma of vinous elements, a sour quality, cherries, and light oak.

T: Tasted of a bit of oak, a lot of cherries, a definite sour quality (very apparent), light malt notes, a slightly vinegary quality, some other fruits (raspberries), and a bit of yeast. A very solid flavor that's quite sour, fruity and likable. A vibrant and sweet kind of taste.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a lively, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: One of the better American versions of a Flanders Red Ale. Definitely drinkable.
Nov 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by Invinciblejets from South Carolina

Nov 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by LooseMoose1978 from North Carolina

Nov 10, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerDawgs from Georgia

4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
An 8oz pore at the brewery on 10.20.16. 2016 Release

L - Amber red, with not much head and no lacing

S - Sour deliciousness.

T - Sour, Wine, tart. Excellent

F - medium body and carbonation

O - excellent brew!
Oct 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4.31 by AMarkle6524 from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2016
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Rating from notes taken Zwanze Day 2014:

B+ / VERY GOOD
Sep 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.28 by Ah-yeah from New York

Jan 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.28 by dleiner from New York

Jan 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.52 by dcmchew from Romania

Jan 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.18 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Dec 19, 2015
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Reviewed by grover37 from District of Columbia

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750ml with Lisa at home into two El Cat tulips. Bought at CBC for $16ish+tax (can't recall). Bottled on 7/22/16, so over 3 years old. Age doesn't show. It's really well in line with the Oud Bruin/Flemish Red tradition - it actually straddles it with the sweetness of Bruin and sourness of Red. Good stuff .
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4.21 in December 2015
Dec 05, 2015
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look is brownish Amber with red highlights with little to no head.

Aroma is funky red wine.

Taste is much more candy sweetness than sourness like a light red wine.

Not sure if it's a traditional Flanders but it's a great beer.
Sep 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.17 by gadsdenj from South Carolina

Aug 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.92 by Mersh from Connecticut

Jul 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Schlafly33 from Missouri

Jun 15, 2015
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Reviewed by smweir from South Carolina

4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Bottled 11/4/13, opened 5/18/15. Really nice tartness, but well balanced. Mouthfeel almost perfect. Mine had very little head at all, not sure why. Really enjoyable flanders. So glad I was able to wait this long to open it. I wish I had purchased 2 or 3 when I had the chance.
May 19, 2015
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Reviewed by Zach136 from Georgia

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottled 11/4/13 enjoyed 5/10/15

Appearance: Opaque red-brown, thin persistent beige cap.

Aroma: Medium intensity sour cherry and oak.

Flavor: Medium plus acidity, nice sherry-esque oxidation. Stone fruit.

Mouthfeel: medium+ carbonation, touch of residual sugar, still refreshing.
May 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by Fireslayer from Wisconsin

Apr 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.22 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Mar 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.04 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Mar 28, 2015
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a tawny color with a modest head that lingers for a while and leaves a few strands behind

Smell: Fruity tones of cherry, strawberry and raspberry with hints of oak and tartness

Taste: Cherry and berry fruit tones open the profile, bringing both sweetness as well as tartness; some oak develops, in the middle, and balances the flavors through the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation; somewhat puckery

Overall: A really nice Flanders from the folks in Charleston; hope this makes a return at some point as I hate to say Goodbye, Mr. Chipper
Mar 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Feb 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

Feb 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.27 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.75 by SCanthony from South Carolina

Feb 05, 2015
Mr. Chipper from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 198 ratings