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Flanders RedFlanders Red

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Illinois, United States

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by larbush on 03-20-2014

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 47
Photo of Sabtos
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark red with a little brown and gold, slightly hazy, with a soft khaki blanket.

Smell is nutty, toasty sour malt with cherry, raspberry gummies, and fresh green apple.

Taste is quite tart, starting with red grape, then cherry, with substantially toasted bread, roasty malt and a figgy finish.

Medium froth, very tangy, and a little tannin dryness.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a deep, dark, hazy, red color with a thin carbonated head. Head retention and lacing are non-existent. Very tart aroma. There are darker malts, cherries and berries. Wow!! Very, very, very tart cherry taste. There is a hint of raspberry as well. Ends with more of a wine taste. Drier tart aftertaste. Lighter bodied with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Rand0m
2.27/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This is like Michelob or Miller attempted to make a sour beer except failed and still canned it.
I suggest no one ever drink this swill. The only thing worse is their Gose which tastes like hot dog water. hahaha

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Photo of bnes09
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Solid head the pour with good retention the style. Moderately tart. Dense malt character of biscuits, dark fruit and berries. Finishes dry and tart with lingering brown ale characteristics.

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Photo of jwc215
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Three Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours hazed light caramel-to-amber with not much of a head. Spotting lacing sticks.

The smell is of sour grapes, a touch of apple, and caramel.

The taste is of sour grape notes and initial apple that fades as it progresses, with caramel in the middle. It has a puckering lemon finish.

It is quite dry. A firm malt backbone gives it smoothness. The carbonation is medium. Another bubble or two wouldn't hurt, but it works well enough.

A nice maltier version of the style.

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Photo of Radome
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at The Perch in Chandler, AZ on 29 Jun 2014.

A - Color is a dark reddish brown. Slightly hazy. No head at all in the wide goblet it was served in. There was just a tiny ring of off-white bubbles around the edge of the glass, and some light lacing.

S - Complex fruity aroma. I get raspberries, vinegar, red wine, maybe some faint oak. No overt malt or hops aromas.

T - Extremely tart, like lemon juice. Roasted, maybe chocolate note that seems a bit harsh, but no other malt flavors. Light raspberry fruitiness. Dry, tart finish.

M - Thin body. Spritzy carbonation. Some alcohol presence, Mouth puckering tartness.

O - This a clean, refreshing sipper that works well in the summer heat, but I would not call it a Flanders Red. The Sourness and carbonation are too "in your face" and it is the wrong kind of sourness, compared to Belgian originals. Rodenbach and the Duchess feature more acetic, vinegar-like character, not the lemon tartness of a lambic or Berliner weisse that this beer features. Also, I'd expect a much bigger emphasis on malt with some sour complexity, a totally different approach than this beer takes.

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Flanders Red from DESTIHL Brewery
3.91 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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