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

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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:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.11/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Champagne flute glass
From: Karl Strauss 4S Ranch in Rancho Bernardo (San Diego, Calif.)
Price: $11.98
Purchased: Feb. 5, 2013
Consumed: Feb. 12, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a copper amber hazy color with 1-2 fingers of khaki tan head. Thought it would be more red. Nice amount of lacing on the sides. Average-to-below average retention on the top.

Smelled mostly sour fruit (cherries, grape) and red wine, but not overpowering. Also sweet vanilla and light oak. Reminded me a bit of a Cherry Coke.

Great initial taste. Got sour, more tart cherries. A bit like a red sweet tart. Oak comes through a bit more than the smell. Very light vanilla. Nice build up to a surprising warm finish.

Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively (above average) carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish.

Still new to these type of beers, but it appeared to be one of the better ones. Would definitely have it again.

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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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