Mr. Chipper | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Mr. ChipperMr. Chipper

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Traditional Flanders-style red ale aged for 2.5 years in red wine barrels.

Added by hoodoyoubelongto on 12-20-2013

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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!

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3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottled on 11/4/13.

Pours a murky dark honey brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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:


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Photo of brentk56
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

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of BEER88
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!

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Reddish deep amber. Nice off white head. Medium collar and some surface wisps.

Smell - Red wine is strong. Acetic and musty. Some caramel way in the back, but it doesn't smell sweet at all.

Taste - It isn't all that sour, but I like it. More caramel and a bucket of red wine. Oak. Fruity sourness.

Mouthfeel - Low sourness. Medium body. Not sweet, but it isn't completely dried out.

Overall - The red wine elevates this a lot. People in my tasting group didn't think it was sour enough, but I thought it was good.

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Mr. Chipper from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 197 ratings