Flamingo Dreams Nitro
Left Hand Brewing Company

Flamingo Dreams NitroFlamingo Dreams Nitro
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Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #75
Ranked #21,798
3.77 | pDev: 9.81%
Sep 11, 2022
Aug 29, 2018
Notes: Blonde ale with raspberries and blackcurrants added. Super smooth & refreshing subtle zing from berry notes with a striking pink color.

Ingredients: rocky mountain water, malted barley, hops, raspberries, blackcurrants, yeast.

11 IBU
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pink with a 1" thick, foamy light pink head, which lasts. Heavy lacing.

A wine-like aroma of berries.

Taste is wine-like, grape, raspberry.

Full body, light carbonation. Creamy, tart finish.

This is a very good Ale.
Sep 11, 2022
Rated: 3.38 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Aug 05, 2022
Rated: 3.7 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jul 10, 2022
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.13/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Classic nitro pour developed a thick, dense, lasting off white head over the light red body while leaving good lacing. Metallic tinged aroma hampered expectations. The berries still came across but not enough to save the day. Berries still dominated the taste. The sweetness lingers well into the aftertaste without even giving a nod to any bitterness. Light bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel. Overall, not a personal favorite but I recognize that some palates will appreciate it more than I did.
Jun 26, 2022
Rated: 3.72 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Jun 02, 2022
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Reviewed by JokersAce

3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Big hiss upon cracking the can. Interesting but brief reverse cascade effect after pouring it fast. Usually seen in stouts but it was interesting to see in a ruby red body. Decent remaining head and a pleasant aroma that comes off more as straberry. Good berry profile in the body. Of course it was smooth and not very carbonated which is atypical for tart oriented beers. The berries overwhelm any malt profile on this one despite it being a blonde ale. The raspberries dominate the malts while the blackcurrants come through in the after taste. Decent, but sour fans may enjoy more than blonde ale fans.
May 28, 2022
Rated: 4.65 by Jerid from Florida

May 14, 2022
Rated: 3.53 by Zaphog from Michigan

Jan 14, 2022
Rated: 3.11 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 09, 2021
Rated: 3.71 by KT3418 from Colorado

Oct 23, 2021
Rated: 3.21 by Dakin from Utah

Oct 07, 2021
Rated: 3.74 by Tiernan from Texas

Aug 26, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 15, 2021
Rated: 3.89 by Rhetion from Florida

Jul 09, 2021
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5
There is a date code on the bottom of the can which is a bit difficult to read, but it appears to state: "085:2027 5673 BEST BY 11/21/2021"

Appearance: It starts out looking crazy, like a strawberry milkshake, but as the nitrogen bubble cascade starts to fade upward it becomes this 3-color neopolitan-like mixture of raspberry red jello on the bottom, pink milkshake in the middle, then pinkish-white on the top. Eventually all that is left is the raspberry red color on the bottom which is hazy and dark, allowing some dark shadows through the glass. The head is short and creamy textured with some very sparse dimples at the surface.

Aroma: There is a mellow old fruit-like aroma in the room. Oddly as the nose approaches the glass the aroma doesn't get any stronger. It has a rather unimpressive aroma as a whole. There is a bit of a stale, old fruit character but not much else. It is similar to a fruit bar that is past its expiration that has been sitting out for a long time that has no real scent when opened.

Taste: Up front there is a wheat flavor mixed with some berry. The flavor gets a lot stronger as it reaches the middle of the mouth; a lot of raspberry and some strawberry with a much more pronounced wheat flavor.

Mouthfeel: It feels light bodied and very smooth with a tartness that only appears if it lingers on the tongue. No bitterness at all. The beer is pillow soft and feels like whipped cream. There is a light tartness in the aftertaste which is awesome.

Overall: The can states that this is a "BLONDE ALE WITH RASPBERRIES & BLACKCURRANTS ADDED" and that it is "4.7% ALC/VOL." It has a clear raspberry character which is nice. While it lacks in aroma the beer as a whole is very enjoyable. I could drink it again from time to time but it's probably a beer I would have one of and then move on to something else. I would recommend giving it a shot if you're building a mix-a-six or if it's floating in an ice chest. This beer would also be a good candidate for a beer cocktail given that it has such a nice appearance and that it isn't a very obtrusive beer.
Jul 02, 2021
Rated: 3.95 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jun 17, 2021
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Reviewed by aBosslyElephant from Florida

3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
L- Super interesting, pours white foamy but then quickly sahows the pink and strawberry coloring to it. Very tall stark white head.
S- Kinda weird ngl. Kinda sour, very berry heavy. Not bitter but weird.
T- Very interesting bright mix of berries. Light and airy with a large foamy head to break past. Highly unique but idk if it's something I'd drink again.
M- Smooth, foamy and thic at the top, but very airy and thin once you get to the body.
O- A very unique drink that I would recommend one try for fun. But again, idk if I'd ever buy it again, interesting in thr Left Hand Nitro 4 types pack!
May 14, 2021
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Red to magenta color liquid. Hazy. The head is rich as to be expected from a nitro, but it's also pink. Minor spots for lace.

More berry than anything else, a bit sour and a little less sweet.

Smooth start but the "carbonation" is greater than expected. Lots of raspberry in the finish. Otherwise, this beer is fairly bland
Apr 11, 2021
Rated: 5 by thebuzzardman from Virginia

Apr 04, 2021
Rated: 4 by BigIronH from Michigan

Mar 01, 2021
Flamingo Dreams Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 137 ratings