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

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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
60
pDev:
14.84%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
16
Trade:
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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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3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: A beautiful deep amber/copper body with a two finger ivory head that disappears within a minute.

S: Unpleasantly funky. Very sulfury, way too much. There is some citrus fruit present and very subtle bitterness.

T: Very interesting. It starts wit a very sharp tart in the front and then transitions to a citrus fruit with berries. The beer finishes with a sweet caramelized waffle flavor that is extremely good.

M: Nice heavy and silky body with a very sharp carbonation.

O: Good not great sour. The nose is a big turn off for this beer.

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Bottle pour for Best Damn Night Of The Barrels held at The Beer Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and tart with some fruity and vinegar aromas. Taste is much the same with a mildly sour grain flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it seems somewhat unrefined.

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Was given a bottle of this one last week - thanks Nick R.

Appearance - Deep Ruby hues with minimal lacing, nice effervescence

Smell - Smell was a little funky upon opening, however, after given a chance to breathe, it opened up nicely with a bouquet of dark fruits, light caramel and green apple

Taste - Taste followed suit in terms of flavors. Lots of sour green apple, pomegranate, dark fruits, oak

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24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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