24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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60 Ratings
24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States
karlstrauss.com

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BucannonXC5 on 02-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
14.63%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2.94/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Ok, I really hated this beer. Starts out pleasantly enough, dark cider appearance, small white head that leaves to ring, sparce lace. The smell is sour cherries with some nasty sulfury untones. Taste is sour cherries, but aftertaste is methiolade, bandaids and sulfur. Mouth feel is good carb, medium body, but nasty balance. I think it's going to be one of my rare drainpours.

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3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy dark amber pour with little head retention despite the high level of carbonation. Moderately sour with aroma and flavors of apple cider vinegar, oak, and earth. There is some sweet caramel and apple cider on the aroma. The flavor is strong on the oak and brings a very dry, tannic and astringent bitter finish. The carbonation is a too much while the mouthfeel is oily and slick. Overall, decent but not recommended.

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3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a handsome red coppery color in the Ommegang chalice. A thin mustache of foam dissipates quickly, though the prickly carbonation lasts a little longer.

Woody and tart at first sip. Kind of an earthy, dry, barrel taste with echoes of fruit. It makes me think of a Saison that got every bit of sugar eaten by friendly bacteria. Very sharp but no whiff of vinegar. A back of the throat bitter rasp. Bitterness seems to come entirely from the yeast and is rated at 15 IBU. Interesting mix of acidity and fruity mellowness, but it still sets the teeth on edge like pomegranate seeds.

Quite drinkable, but more of a wild ale bred in captivity. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's Liquor & Deli in Ocean Beach for (holy cow) $19.

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24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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