Flan-Diddly-Anders Red | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

28 Ratings

Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Douglas14 on 11-27-2010

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Photo of HopHead84
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


On tap at URGE.

A: Deep maroon with a fizzy off white head. Nice color.

S: Strong fruit presence, redolent of red currant, black cherry, and plum. Backing malt, with a trace of chocolate. Lightly sour.

T: Moderate lactic sourness up front with a moderate acetic presence. The acetic character is at a perfect level, actually. Notes of black cherries, currants, and plums are evident, with a complementary malt profile and a light vanilla presence.

M: Medium in body with upper low carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky and smooth.

Overall: A better than expected Flanders Red from Karl Strauss. Recommended.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
1.9/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured on-tap in downtown San Diego at the Columbia Street brewpub. The beer was poured into a pint glass, and it poured a dark copper-brown, cloudy coloring. There was a ring of filmy head on the beer. The beer smelled like spilled, dried beer, with overtones of sour malts. The beer tastes are middle of the tongue sour malts all the way. Brutal sour. The sour notes are similar to those of a cider. The sourness actually hits right in the TMJ (joint of the jaw). Not easy to drink. The flavors do not justify the wrecking ball effect the beer has on your mouth and tastebuds.

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Photo of Douglas14
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

3.5's across the board...it is nothing absolutely spectacular bit definitely worth trying and awesome that Karl is shooting for this style!

It pours out a nice, rich, amber-red color with an ok head that leaves good lacing. The aroma is nice and tart with a hood amount of acetic character (not my favorite). The taste is similar except that I can taste too much of the base beer. An acetic character comes through also. It might have too much hoppiness for the style too. It is still very pleasant to drink.

Again, I'm happy Karl is making this. Definitely try it. Keep it up, Karl!

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Flan-Diddly-Anders Red from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 28 ratings
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