Canus Invertus
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Flanders Red Ale
Ranked #44
Ranked #12,279
4 | pDev: 10.75%
Apr 14, 2022
Jul 11, 2017
Very Good
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Notes: This flemish-style red ale pays homage to a little known sect of assassins. Slightly tart with a subtle maltiness this beer is sure to please. Traditionally it was consumed by the jugful.
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Rated: 4.03 by robotic_being from Florida

Apr 14, 2022
Rated: 3.99 by EMH73 from New York

Mar 04, 2022
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Reviewed by HelloBrewklyn from New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I had no idea this was a sour ale as it was not listed as such on the menu, however sour ales are always the first thing I look for on a beer list.

Any time the words “cherry” “aged wine” “oak” are in the description, that’s usually a good sign. And reading this was when I realized I’d (probably) found what I was looking for.

The minute it was placed in front of me I could smell the pH level of the air change. Not unpleasant, just noticeable. The first sip reminded me of Russian River’s Consecration. However, Consecration is a masterpiece. This is not. Though, a very good effort.

The taste is there. Tart Cherries with a soothing aftertaste of slight numbing on the tongue provided perhaps by the licorice or vanilla. However for me, it’s the feel that feels off to me.

Consecration delivers on the balance for an American Ale in the tradition of the Flemish Sour. This one is quite tart, which is nice to have in such a high ABV (8.5%) but still it comes off just a tad too sour, though I’d rather say unbalanced as I love a good sour.

In the end, if it was the only sour on the menu I’d go with it. And I do recommend sour ale enthusiasts to give it a try as it does offer an array of flavor complexities lost in many American Sours.

Dec 18, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by JeffSK from Wisconsin

Nov 15, 2021
Rated: 4.2 by Nunya from Ohio

Oct 16, 2021
Rated: 3.53 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
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Rated by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It's definitely refreshing but a little too tart for me.

Also, beeradvocate lists this as 6.5% but the bottle says 8.5%.
Oct 25, 2020
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A very exceptional Flanders red style beer with a nice dose of sweet and tart cherries. Smells almost like a port wine very oaky and wood barrel. and as for me I'm a sucker for Cherry beers I always buy them!
Oct 18, 2020
Rated: 4 by AngEo from Texas

May 22, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by riceshoes from Utah

Jan 05, 2020
Rated: 3.96 by 22Blue from Kansas

Nov 21, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is very hazy dark yellow in color - too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with just a ring of white bubbles around the edge and a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of sweet and sour cherries are present in the nose.
T: The taste is a little sour and has flavors of cherries with hints of oak and sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't as sour compared to other beers in the style and has interesting hints of sweetness.

Serving type: bottle
Sep 15, 2019
Rated: 4.2 by smithj4 from New York

Sep 15, 2019
Rated: 4 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Sep 15, 2019
Rated: 4 by aasher from Indiana

Aug 23, 2019
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Very nice Flanders style ale, not really my style but I can appreciate The nice aromas and flavors. Pours a nice rusty honeyed orange color with very minimal head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of dark sweet ripe fruit, malt, some acidic sugars, caramel and maybe a little vanilla. Taste follows the nose. Quite tart and dry. Smooth, mild mouthfeel with decent carbonation. I probably should have let this beer warm up a little bit more to appreciate the flavors.
Aug 03, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by FlussigkeitMut from Indiana

Jul 11, 2019
Rated: 4.55 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Jun 29, 2019
Rated: 2.22 by nrbw23 from Ohio

Jun 10, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by nwhittin from Indiana

May 27, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

May 19, 2019
Rated: 4 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Apr 27, 2019
Rated: 3.8 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Jan 15, 2019
Rated: 3.72 by Dr_Fox from Utah

Apr 26, 2018
Rated: 4 by Kevinpitts from Illinois

Jan 21, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Sep 27, 2017
Rated: 3.11 by Jamison85 from Indiana

Sep 26, 2017
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance - Pours light pinkish orange with thin white head that quickly dissipates no lacing.
Aroma vinegar, tart lemon and a hint of funk
Taste vinegar, tart orange and lemon, malt and a nice oak flavor.
feel is dry and super puckering light
overall a decent beer vinegar overpowers just a bit
Sep 19, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by BierRunner from Ohio

Aug 30, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Beerhemoth from Illinois

Aug 19, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Aug 05, 2017
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Reviewed by FFFjunkie from Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look is somewhat translucent reddish brown. Served with a finger of off white head. Also served in a tulip.

Aroma is like a vinegar tart and something else I can't quite make out.

Taste is tart kinda reminiscent of an apple cider vinegar just not as potent.

Feel is crisp, sharp and dry. Lingers for quite some time.

Overall a solid offering. I'm not really sure what exactly Flemish style is supposed to be so I'm winging it. Tasty nonetheless.
Jul 15, 2017
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