Sour Red | Three Needs Brewery & Taproom

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Brewed by:
Three Needs Brewery & Taproom
Vermont, United States

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by kingcrowing on 05-24-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

First off, wow. This beer is really crazy! It's unlike any other beer I've ever had. It's fermented with organisms similar to lactic acid instead of yeast so it's got a very odd taste, and on top of that it's been barrel aging for 8 years in a barrel in their basement!

Well it's got a slight vinegary taste to it along with some wheaty notes. It's had to tell how hoppy it is because it's the flavors are so overpowering. There is relatively no head or lacing to it.

This is a sipper for sure, it'll punch you in the face if you drink it to fast I'm sure. Also due to the pH of this, I'd start your night with it rather than ending cause I'm sure it could turn a belly full of beer upside down real quick!

This is a limited release so go soon if you want to try it!

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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Blind Tiger for Vermont beer(& cheese) night.

Grainy sunset body, topped off with ample fluff for such an old beer.

Smell was slightly pruney, but with loads of sugar, orange juice/lime & plenty more of just pure citric acid. A touch of negating plastic too.

Mostly cherry Lifesavers & maraschino juice, but the lighter the expected carbonation helps me pick out mild flavors of wood & cider vinegar, working into a strong, tangy, acidic pucker akin to drinking Hi-C &/or Sunny Delight. Very faint amount of malt. Finish is noticeably slick, continuing to be tart, but it eventually leaves behind a soothing trace of honey & confectioner's sugar. Comes off a bit artificial, but so tasty.

$7 for a 12oz pour. Ordered them back to back. They should package it a juice box. :)

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Sour Red from Three Needs Brewery & Taproom
3.66 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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