Wild Sour Series: Flanders Red | DESTIHL Brewery

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Wild Sour Series: Flanders RedWild Sour Series: Flanders Red
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3.79/5
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Wild Sour Series: Flanders RedWild Sour Series: Flanders Red
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DESTIHL Brewery
Illinois, United States
destihl.com

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Flanders Red is an acidic, sour ale with an initial impression of tart cherries and sour candy that dissipates into a complex palate displaying both a sharp lactic sourness with a backbone of caramel and biscuit malt profiles and minimal hop character. The dry, wine-like finish accentuates the complex malt profile and bright fruit notes showcased in this brilliant red colored hybrid of a modern Flanders and a German-style sour.

Added by larbush on 03-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,822
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
489
pDev:
12.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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14
Gots:
84
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eman17
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BKotch
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shivtim
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reddish amber in color with in a fingernail of beige around half of the rim and covering a quarter of the center. I smell tart cherries and lactic acid. I'm tasting extremely tart cherries, lactic acid, and sweet tarts. There's also some light malt in the mix. The mouth is bone dry and heavily carbonated.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HipCzech
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: 12 oz can ("canned on 01/13/17") poured into a Riedel Vinun Bordeaux glass.

Appearance: Clear, garnet brown with a brief but attractive head of frothy off white foam; minimal lace.

Smell: Sweet and sour cocktail cherries with tart lactic notes and undertones of sweeter malt.

Taste: Initial hint of cherry cough candies gives way to red wine vinegar and sweeter biscuit and caramel malt that maintain relative balance.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Pleasantly tart and refreshing; not as complex is it could be, but drinkable.

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4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can to tulip, the appearance was a murky semi-dark red color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off fairly quick. Sly messy lace.
The aroma carried some sweet to tart cherries into a delicate bready/biscuit/Belgian yeastiness. Light grassiness. Subtle citrus and a tickle of apple cider vinegar.
The flavor was moderately sweet with an edge of sour sliding in for a nice underscore. Aftertaste was quaint, somewhat sweet and an underscore of sour.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Low carbonation but I wasn't bothered by that. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, not many American brewers can actually come close to a Flemish styled brown ale, but Destihl can pull it off.

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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
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4.32/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very drinkable, yet the sweetness gets overwhelming after about six of these.

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4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
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4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Wild Sour Series: Flanders Red from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 489 ratings