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
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
91
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
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26
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23
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 91
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Photo of cjgiant
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
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 olradetbalder
3.6/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CerealKillerKP
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of jtladner
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Schlafly33
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brians52
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of sourman
4.96/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Elicoleman
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peabody
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigTravor
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Inglewood
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBishopco
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cfaulman
4.78/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer was epic.

A: Pours a dark amber red into a snifter glass, with a beautiful creamy white head that dissipates into swirls around the glass. Small head retention around the edge of the glass, with great lacing. (Also the bottle art is badass)

S: Smells very tart, sour apple, cherry and funk. The smell ends with deep wine, earthy and spicy from the merlot barrel in which this was aged for 12 months.

T: Damn, first sip is super tart and sour, blasted me like a warhead. Notes of sour apple, lemon, cherries, and vinegar. Just awesome, but it gets even better. After taste begins with the merlot barrel, which is just prominent enough to be noticed without taking over this beer. It is perfectly balanced with the sour flanders. Finally, the best part because it was such a surprise, the aftertaste took to the barrel, fantastic oaky and prominent vanilla notes that linger on til you take another sip. Just wow.

M: Was moderate bodied with good carbonation. Nothing to complain about here.

Overall this beer was just fantastic. I can't get over how complex the taste was. Yazoo really outdid themselves with this beer. Glad I have more bottles, and Im already looking forward to next year's release.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%

Red waxed bomber shared by Dan - thanks.

A: Pours a hazy dark red with a thin off-white head which settles to the rim and leaves spotty lace.

N: Funky farm, aged wood, some basalmic acidity.

T: Tart flanders-like, fruity, wood.

M: Medium body and light carbonation. Enamel scouring sour finish.

O: Bracingly sour - so good.

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Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigRedDog
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ri0
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
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 BadmouthBrews
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%

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