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New Fashioned | Pure Project

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4.32/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pure Project
California, United States
purebrewing.org

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our take on the Whisky Old Fashioned. We start with a sour imperial red ale aged in bourbon barrels from Breckenridge Distillery in Colorado and add organic tart cherries and orange peels.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
10
pDev:
4.86%
 
 
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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of MickeyHops
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frasergrove
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maltznhopz
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sd123
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Lots of bright cherries, light bourbon (vanilla), followed by light citrus.

A: Burgundy color, opaque, with a rocky white head that quickly recedes into the glass.

T: Deep baked cherries, light sweet roasted malt, coupled with moderately light bourbon flavors, with a light citrus finish.

M: Medium bodied with light carbonation.

O: Delicious; the beer has a great complexity, completely hides its alcoholic power and manages to balance the beer and bourbon while complementing the citrus, cherries and clean sourness.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

an interesting beer here, a big imperial sour red aged in bourbon barrels with cherries and orange. its definitely got some similarities to the cocktail, but taking this next to say the one brooklyn did, its not even close. thats a bit apples to oranges, but both draw inspiration from the drink, so maybe its not unfair to compare them overall. this is weird from the tap, almost dead still, heavy looking, matte brick red with no head at all. aroma has quite a bit of pucker to it, some of it bacterial acidity, some of it tartness and an almost medicinal property from the cherries, but its mouthwateringly sour. the orange is zesty and fresh, and both the bourbon and the barrel are strong in the nose. the flavor comes along with the aroma, tons of whiskey, sweet red malts and vanilla and oak go well together, but the acidity cuts it before it can get rich, and sort of clears a space for the fruit. more cherry than orange peel to me, but both are there, sweet, sour, and bitter. natural tasting, strongly dosed, and almost like a barrel aged barleywine with these ingredients that has picked up some bacteria in the barrel. i like the flavors, but the stillness bothers me, even if i look at this more like a barleywine than anything else. it being this sour, it needs some life and aside from a little sip from the orange, it drags for me. cool idea, neat beer, good tastes, but its not quite refined as well as it should be. still, neat to have had these guys send some beers out to colorado this fall! pricey but entertaining.

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4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

New Fashioned from Pure Project
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10 ratings