News From Nowhere
Modern Times Beer

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Modern Times Beer
California, United States
Flanders Red Ale
4.31 | pDev: 6.26%
Dec 31, 2019
Nov 12, 2014
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Notes: New from Nowhere is our red wine barrel-aged Flanders Red. The aroma is bright with cherries, vanilla, & funk. The flavor starts out with raspberry, strawberry, and oak, quickly followed by a puckering sourness, and a long, red fruit-drenched finish. A bit lighter in body & tarter than Empty Hats, News From Nowhere is intense while offering a nuanced array of flavors.
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle poured into a snifter

Pours brown in color with a ruby hue, one-finger foamy off-white head with short retention. Smells of acidic vinegar, dark cherries, brown sugar, woody oak, hint of vanilla. Tastes of tart dark cherries, followed by acidic vinegar, brown sugar, strawberry and oak. Medium body with moderate-low carbonation that continues into the finish.
Dec 31, 2019
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Reviewed by proxima1123

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: Vanilla, cherries.
Taste: Sour in the front and little bit sharp. Red-fruits, cherries, raspberry come after and finish with oak.
Mouthfeel: Strong bubbles feeling and turn into dryness.

Overall: It's a cool beer with complex flavor. It's easy to fine fruits, vanilla, oak flavor.
Dec 30, 2019
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Reviewed by rand from California

4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle into a tulip

Mahogany colored beer, thin, little visible carb, no head.

Strong, sweetened berries at the front of the bouquet. The added boysenberries smell like strawberries against the rest of the brew. Light lactic acid and a touch of funk round things out.

Tart, juicy berries anchor the flavors. Not as funky as the nose, as a veritable avalanche of unripe berry essence squeezes out subtleties and nuances. Alcohol warms toward the end, finishes crisp and sour. Light mouthfeel leaves little residuals between sips.
Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Nov 10, 2018
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Had on tap. Pours a light reddish-brown with moderate head and lacing. Smell and flavor are funky and quite sour with vanilla, cherry, and lots of sherry. Slightly boozy (this vintage comes in at 9% abv).
Nov 08, 2018
Rated: 4.56 by taospowder from New Mexico

Sep 10, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by scottiethebody from California

Sep 01, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Aug 21, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by kingjohnh from New Mexico

Jul 30, 2018
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance - The beer poured a dark reddish color with white bubbles aggressively crowning the top of the glass.

Smell - Cherries are fresh in the nose, with hints of the sour yet to come.

Taste - Fresh cherries come at the front, but are quite acidic. The barrel aging is only hinted by the oakiness. The sourness drives out the sweetness, making for a dry aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The bubbles are not only visible, but they are action packed in the mouth. This leads to the sense of dryness.

Overall - This does not even touch the best Flanders ales.
Jul 16, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Eziel from Ohio

Apr 06, 2018
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Reviewed by Phil-Fresh from California

4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Moderate cherries, dark fruit, lightly sweet, with light funk, faint vanilla and oak.

A: Orange/red color, clear, with an off-white, dense, head that has great retention.

T: Cherry, dark fruit flavors, followed by a moderate sourness with a hint of acetone that lasts through the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer is lightly acidic, but pleasing.

O: Solid; the beer has a great balance of components, but could be even better with a bit cleaner sourness.
Nov 26, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Oct 09, 2016
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Reviewed by floyd_pugman from California

4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Nose of cherry, vanilla, and funk, just like the brewery's description says. Taste is much the same for me, with an excellent balance between flavors, and between sweet and sour characteristics. Dangerously easy to drink. Balsamic vinegar notes are there but muted, and complement the beer. It's an impressive drink, although I wouldn't say it's any bargain at the $30 price point; while I am happy to have tried it, I won't chase it in the future.
Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jul 19, 2016
Rated: 4.66 by mobrado from California

Jun 15, 2016
Rated: 4.65 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Jun 11, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by skeeterloveshops from California

Jun 02, 2016
Rated: 4.45 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

May 21, 2016
Rated: 4.62 by kristinc from Canada (BC)

Apr 18, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Apr 10, 2016
Rated: 4.56 by SimcoeKid from California

Feb 08, 2016
Rated: 4.43 by swanfungus from California

Nov 29, 2015
Rated: 4.24 by largadeer from California

Oct 18, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by JohnnieNepal from Michigan

Aug 17, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

Jul 29, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by suckaj from Florida

Jul 09, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by brewskis from Indiana

Jul 04, 2015
Rated: 4.75 by sillyhed8 from California

Jun 27, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by PG2G from California

Jun 13, 2015
Rated: 4.05 by Carriebear313 from California

May 30, 2015
Rated: 4.48 by StoutSnob40 from California

May 30, 2015
Rated: 4.27 by Kplummer82 from California

May 30, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by sirsteve42 from New York

May 10, 2015
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Rated by cosmicevan from New York

4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
thanks paul. murky brownish red nose is funky flanders but balanced. great sure flanders that isn't all that sour. super drinkable.
May 09, 2015
Rated: 4.24 by lunarbrew from Wisconsin

May 04, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by bcoyle from Massachusetts

Apr 29, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by jfstilling from South Carolina

Apr 28, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by mig100 from Texas

Apr 25, 2015
Rated: 4.29 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Apr 13, 2015
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 85 ratings