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Embrace The Funk - Deux Rouges | Yazoo Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States
yazoobrew.com

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A marriage of two reds – we present our flanders red, a dark ruby ale fermented with wild yeasts and souring bacteria, evolving for over a year in freshly emptied merlot barrels.

Added by cfaulman on 01-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,766
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
94
pDev:
9.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
24
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of vol4life88
4.81/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brunsojw
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Arguably their best sour, this beer is a always a hit. Subtle tweaks over the years haven't made it less enjoyable.

Smells like cherry, apple, and oak.

Deep red look. Very tart cherry on the tongue, finishes dry.

Amazing sour.

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Photo of c-rum
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
3.58/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Trey. Thanks, bud. Batch #2

A clear deep mahogany red with a dense, off-white head that falls off to a ring rather rapidly, this looks great. The nose is a blend of red cherries, a noticeably acetic Flemish red and a moderately jammy Merlot barrel character. Some vanilla, earth and lemon are also present. Really, though, this is all about a Merlot-based vinegar, bright and fruity. The palate opens rather bracingly sour with tons of vinegar, a moderate lime and lemon sourness and a little lactic acid. This is followed by a blend of red wine, cocoa, and dark red cherries. Funk is mild, having a little mushroom and wet earth. Drying, sour and with a touch of vanilla on the finish, this beer is medium in body and softly carbonated. This is a palate ripper and is too sour for its own good - I'm not sure if this is driven by age. I much preferred the grand cru version.

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Photo of Grizzarky
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentk56
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours a dark garnet with a thin white head that dissipates into a collar; a few shards hang around

Smell: Tart cherry, green apple, oak and funk; quite vinous

Taste: Tart cherry forward, with building tones of green apple and Merlot; considerable depth of flavor and funk, through the middle, with the finish being dry and oaky

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This Flanders is as good as anything I have encountered across the pond; I am vastly impressed

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Photo of cjgiant
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle:
The nose of a sour wafted to my nose as I was setting up the pictures below.
The pour seemed a little cloudy as I was pouring it, but the deep maroon to merlot color obscures the cloudiness in the glass. The head actually lasted fairly well for a sour, but did end up looking flat after being in the glass a while.

The nose is a sour fruitiness with a bit of a wooden note. Necatrine, sour apple, grape juice, a like-like citrus note, and a lighter musty wood note all mix together into a nice melange of a nose. Warmth deepens and blends the notes very nicely.

My first sip really drew in the sides of my mouth and shrunk my tongue with the sour notes. This was an initial reaction, as it didn't happen after my palate adjusted, but this might be a tad sour for a Flanders, but not by much. The opening tingle seems to be a mix of carbonation and sour - more lemon like in flavor. If I let the beer sit on my tongue, there is a constant barrage of my taste buds, though the wine barrel aging can be noticed. There is a nice base note to the beer I enjoy but can't quite get a handle on... it's almost a little nutty (but not very overtly). The tart notes (more sour apple than any other to me) engage my taste buds too much, making it hard to pick out the more subtle notes.

A very nice beer, a sour offering with a little bit of icing with the barrel-aging.

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Photo of PassMeAZima
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spacebear09
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of delgotit99
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EEscobar
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
3.66/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adrianholt
4.9/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably the best American version of a Flanders Red I've ever had. Well done Yazoo. Everything is spot on with a high end Belgium version, with tad more carb than most, which is a good thing!

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Photo of carteravebrew
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured 750ml into teku. Batch 1. Very dark garnet in color with a dirty 2 finger white head. Good retention and some blobs of lacing on my glass. Aroma is deep with malt, acidity, and some wine oak barrel notes. Flavor is intense with a bog punch of sour cherry, green plum, and some currants. There is a vinegar sourness but it is held in check from the malts and wine barrel it was aged in. It is a light body with a prickly sour finish. This was pretty deep in flavor and wasn't just a pure sour bomb. I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thampel09
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have had both batch 1 and batch 2 and Yazoo Funk Fest. I really enjoy this beer. It is a good balance between tart, and funk. Not as good as the cherry version, but very solid

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Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.69/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peabody
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blinkyoureyes
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sweffin
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Embrace The Funk - Deux Rouges from Yazoo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 94 ratings
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