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Fonta Flora Brewery

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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Flanders Red Ale
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4.25 | pDev: 4.71%
Jan 29, 2023
Jun 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Bottled December 2018

And for the last bottle from my trade with brentk56, we have a Flanders Red from Fonta Flora. Adding cherries to the style is one thing, but figs? That sounds like it'll take it to another level. Let's crack this beast open and see what it's all about

Pours a cloudy brownish orange with a finger of light beige head that fades to a ring and leaves minimal lacing

The figs are certainly present in the nose, giving a nice mellow vibe to the brightness of the underlying beer. I'm picking up on aromas of black cherry, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, sharp oak, sweet fig, molasses, lemon zest, and light sherry

Everything is turned up in intensity in taste, the figs bringing more sweetness to a more aggressive base. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting black cherry, sweet fig, tannic red wine, toffee, red wine vinegar, smooth oak, leather, sherry, and light brown sugar. The swallow brings notes of black cherry, sweet fig, molasses, red wine vinegar, sharp oak, lemon juice, and brown sugar

A medium body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a tart yet balanced beer. Finishes bone dry with a nice balance

Awesome stuff here. It drinks so easy for the style, it's almost hard not to chug it
Jan 29, 2023
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a cloudy burnt orange with a modest head; splashy lacing

Smell: Funky with very tart cherry and fig tones; very oaky

Taste: The tart flavors coat the tongue, at the outset, with fruit elements starting to appear in the mid-palate; more fig, at first, and then the oaky cherry adds another sour dimension; thoroughly tart

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The fig flavors here are very nice but I am not sure that the cherry is as enjoyable as what I have found in other FF fruited sours
Apr 15, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jun 23, 2019
Float the Stars from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 3 ratings