Canus Invertus - Cherry
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Style:
Sour - Flanders Red Ale
Ranked #61
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #15,256
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 17.32%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
16
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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
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89
Very Good
Notes: A tart Flemish-style red ale brewed with cherries.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 16 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Roguer from Georgia

4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fizzy head quickly fades; perfectly in line with the style. Body is a deep reddish-brown.

Nose is fairly classic Flemish red, perhaps a touch less sour, and a bit sweeter from the cherries. Vinegar, oak, tannins, and cherries, along with just a touch of caramel.

Bitingly sour and tart on the palate; immediately puckering up front, and it doesn't let off. The cherries are a nice complement. Mostly vinegar and tannins, along with lovely cherry notes. Doesn't have the depth or funkiness of a more traditional Flemish red ale, but has plenty of punch.

Sunday at 04:13 AM
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a reddish tinged brown with a soapy tan head that flees the premises pretty much immediately. Tart cherry aromas on the nose and especially on the taste, but not cloyingly so. Very refreshing on a warm summer day.

Jul 17, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Foggy burnt red with a short but fluffy off-white head that settles to a thin blanket that's thicker around the edges.

An airy froth delivers flavors of cherry cola with buttery white wine and white oak before coming to a sticky yet dry finish that brings out black pepper, but also Kool-Aid!

This is a lot better than many of the half-assed attempts at playful sours coming out these days, but it's quite a teeter-totter.

Jan 21, 2020
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taking the highly traditional, highly classic Flanders styled red ale and completely turning it on its head, Three Floyds Brewing puts their unique American spin on the style for an update to a taste of history.

Rusty maroon in its pour, the moderately frothy Canus Invertus (Cherry) shares a cherry rich scent through its broken foam and teases the nose with promises of strong red wine, cider, oak and a piquant tingle of tartness. A suggestion of cherry pastries come to mind with the first sip along with hard candy, taffy and a general toasted savory flavor.

As the flavors develop, the taste of black cherry intensifies and quickly leads the pack of flavors past a cidery taste of red apple, rhubarb and cranberry and into the world of burgundy wine. As its moderate sweetness recedes, its tartness is strong of lime, lemon and sour grape. Shy of the balsamic character of traditional Flemish ale, a cleaner, sharper and more peppery acidic bite grips the late palate.

Medium bodied and much more simplified than the toastier, nuttier and more oaken flavors of the classics, This cherry red ale leads down a cherry heavy finish with a prickle of acetone in a medium length and warming aftertaste. Canus Invertus in its cherry form has much more in common with a generic American Wild Ale than it does Flanders Red Ale.

Oct 24, 2019
Canus Invertus - Cherry from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 16 ratings