Imperial Flanders Red Ale | Storm Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Storm Brewing
British Columbia, Canada
stormbrewing.org

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The next generation of Storm Brewing's award winning Belgian style sours. This crimson hued monster is aged at least a year in the same oak barrels that produced James` insane 12 year aged Lambic. And like the Lambic this beer is not for the faint of heart. Notes of oak, barnyard and goat complement its high ABV and puckering yet malty sourness.

Added by DaftCaskBC on 09-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
7
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krome
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super sour. Really well done

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Photo of flyerzrule
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sours aren't my favorite style but they're growing on me. This one poured a brownish red with minimal head and almost no lacing. Cherry is the most prominent flavor in the aroma with hints of peach, apricot, strawberry, and oak. Taste is complex fruit, cherry on the lead with some malt sweetness with a strong but not overwhelming sourness. The oak is apparently but works well with the other floors. Medium body and carbonation with a somewhat sweet but also astringent finish. Overall, I'd say a good example of the style.

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2.75/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dello
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Oh wow. Quite the experience.

Served on draft at Alibi Room in Vancouver, B.C.
Very overpowering vinegar taste with a fleeting sweet raspberry flavor and a sharp aftertaste. The vinegar flavor seemed to turn into a permanent marker taste after subsequent tastings. Not my favorite sour but very interesting overall. Labeled as 14% ABV on their menu.

Look - dark and ominous, served with tiny head
Smell - sweet vinegar
Taste - mostly vinegar taste with a fleeting sweet raspberry flavor that became a permanent marker taste
Feel - smooth and sharp

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4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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3.46/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bumchilly25
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of yancot
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Imperial Flanders Red Ale from Storm Brewing
4.23 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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