WiLD Sour Series: Flanders Red
DESTIHL Brewery

WiLD Sour Series: Flanders RedWiLD Sour Series: Flanders Red
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From:
DESTIHL Brewery
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Flanders Red Ale
Ranked #58
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,601
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 12.37%
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
581
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 20, 2023
Added:
Mar 20, 2014
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  94
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.
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear reddish amber with a fizzy head that dissipates quickly without a trace of lacing. Aroma of tart cherry. Taste follows nose. Refreshing tart, very nice.
Apr 20, 2023
 
Rated: 4.14 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Sep 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Jmsandberg17 from Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a nice amber orange-red with plentiful khaki head that disappears quickly. Smell is sour, slightly fruity. Taste is fairly tart, slightly sweet, with the sourness building after it goes down. Berry-cherry type flavors with some malt. No bitterness, thin to medium body and a nice bubbly feel. Pretty good beer
Jul 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by samEBC from Belgium

Jun 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

Jun 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.82 by JTuomi from Finland

Apr 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by PvtSnowball from Florida

Mar 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.68 by craigbelly from Iowa

Jan 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by hester7 from Texas

Jan 23, 2022
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Rated by I_like_bugles

1.7/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
Aftertaste of stale shoes and moldy rasberries.
Jan 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 09, 2021
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Reviewed by Mavigo from Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Snifter. Pours a copper red, that is clear with almost no head and lacing. Aroma is citrusy, cherry, obvously tart and sour. Taste of course is acerbic, a strong, biting, stinging sour. Medium carbonation gives a smooth mouthfeel. Overall, it's an interesting sour red ale.
Oct 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Sep 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by 10Crumra from Texas

Jul 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Elemental19xx from Illinois

3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Decent but nothing extraordinary. Just kind of an average sour for me, definitely nothing to write home about. If it was there at a party or something id drink it again but i would not go seeking it out. Overall its just an "ok" sour. Light amber red color with a little head that disappears quickly. Smell like maybe a bing cherry or something to that effect, not easy to distinguish. Tastes pretty sour at first but has a dry sweetness towards the end. Medium-light carbonation makes it a little better.
Jul 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by BeerDreadz from Florida

Jun 26, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
It may not have been brewed in Flanders, but by looks, it could pass. It's got that brownish red hues, or is it reddish brown? This one has no lasting head. What it has is a solid malty sour aroma, almost like a good balsamic vinegar, promising. It tastes more malty than sour, but it's not bad. There's a nice connection between carbonation and sourness going on here. But overall, it's a little light in taste and overall mouthfeel than the best in this style. Nonetheless, thumbs up to another in the Wild Sour series.
Jun 24, 2021
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear deep red appearance with an average size beige head and modest lacing. The aroma lets you know it's a sour from an arms length away. Beneath that there are cherries, plums and spices. Taste is a solid sour as opposed to tart, yeasty and fruity but not in a hoppy way. Malts add depth while staying in the background. Sharp, dry, acidic aftertaste.
May 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.54 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

Apr 29, 2021
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Reviewed by dano213 from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz can purchased off the shelf as a 4-pack for approximately $11.99. Canned on 07/11/2019, so this is 20 months old.

Look: Has a deep, reddish amber color with near clarity. There was a tan colored head on the pour, but it dissipated to nothing.

Smell: Smells like tart cherry juice, raspberries, slightly medicinal. Smells a bit musty and oxidized, but not concerned.

Taste: Much more acidic than I expected. It's entirely possible that it has not aged well; I don't remember how this compares with when I first tasted it upon purchase. It has also been a while since I had a Flanders Red Ale so my palate probably needs some readjustment. Regardless, I like it. Up front, it's fruity and has notes of caramel malt sweetness not unlike a brown ale. Then the strong acidity comes through quickly, and leaves a mouth-puckering dry and tannic finish.

Feel: The mouthfeel is medium. Has good carbonation.

Overall: I think that this is a nice Flanders Red ale. Nice carbonation, sour, and delicious.
Mar 11, 2021
WiLD Sour Series: Flanders Red from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 581 ratings