Release Lagunitas Eroica Flemish Farmhouse

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  1. raynmoon

    raynmoon Defender (687) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    #1 raynmoon, Mar 10, 2017
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  2. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Damn. Thinking they are proving to be the highest quality, variety & price friendly widely distributed brewery in the US.
     
  3. HorseheadsHopHead

    HorseheadsHopHead Champion (800) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Ooh. This sounds tasty. I'm going to hop on this as soon as I see it.
     
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  4. LavaLite

    LavaLite Aspirant (217) Dec 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Pun intended ? Lol :)
     
  5. thebeers

    thebeers Meyvn (1,175) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    The site says it's a "golden saison-sour" aged in red wine barrels. I was thinking this was a Flanders red, like say Rodenbach, but I don't think that's the case. Still sounds interesting though.
     
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  6. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (2,821) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Agree, not a Rodenbach-like Flander's Red, but the Saison aged in Red Wine barrels definitely sounds interesting and worth a try. Wonder when we'll start seeing it here is SE PA?
     
  7. thebeers

    thebeers Meyvn (1,175) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    A couple/few weeks after it starts popping up on WBAYDN, I reckon
     
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  8. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    They did say "Lagunitas Style."
     
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  9. rypkr

    rypkr Zealot (581) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I wonder if this is going to be a difficult acquisition like high westified was
     
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  10. Bond111

    Bond111 Aspirant (226) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    Sounds good. I'll have to try it. Just picked up their Davey Murray & Doppel today.
     
  11. akolb

    akolb Defender (635) Aug 8, 2015 Colorado
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    Sounds worth a shot.
     
  12. BigJim5021

    BigJim5021 Zealot (581) Sep 2, 2007 Indiana
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    Which is code for "nothing like the style we've claimed to make." They make some great beers, but this shit is getting downright obnoxious.
     
  13. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Savant (962) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    I'm liking the styles other than ipa. Sakitumi, Dave Murrays Best Scotch, High Westified. One of my favorite breweries right now.
     
  14. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Disciple (357) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut
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    What's your beef? They are clearly doing good some great things with price point and format/value .not brewed to style? Too hoppy?.....
     
  15. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Meyvn (1,389) Aug 10, 2013 California
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    Lagunitas is nailing it on the price point for barrel aged beers. Going give this one a try.
     
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  16. BigJim5021

    BigJim5021 Zealot (581) Sep 2, 2007 Indiana
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    There's nothing about my post that wasn't clear. By my own admission, they make some fantastic beers. However, they put out far too many beers that claim to be one thing, but are completely unrecognizable compared to other beers in the style. If I grab a six pack of gose, I don't want to get home and find out that the beer tastes like an IPA. Tuberfest was supposedly a "malty lager" (and the name was clearly meant to invoke Oktoberfest) and instead it was basically a red IPA. At this point, I'm surprised when I have a Lagunitas brew and it doesn't taste like an IPA.
     
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  17. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,267) Oct 24, 2010 New York
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    Huh. Well this one has my attention. I hope it's better than Aunt Sally, though—that was pretty disappointing, to me.
     
  18. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Haaaaaaaaave......you been to 3Floyds?
     
  19. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Disciple (357) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut
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    I hear ya- but we all know what they are and what they do.
    I think what they are doing is obnoxious too- but in a great way
    High Westified= absolute best beer value ever offered hands down
    Born Yesterday= best nationally distributed IPA ever!
    Waldos =2nd best beer value ever!
    = Positively obnoxious.
     
  20. thebeers

    thebeers Meyvn (1,175) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    In fairness to Lagunitas, this thread calls this new beer a Flemish Red, but their packaging and description doesn't say that anywhere. They say Lagunitas-style golden saison aged in wine barrels and funkified with Brett. I can sort of picture that in my mouth-brain, but I think style expectations fly out the window with that description.
     
  21. zid

    zid Crusader (734) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Here's the description from Lagunitas:

    "This is a Lagunitas-ified version of a traditional Flemish Farmouse ale, aged in red wine oak barrels and funkied up with Brettanomyces yeast. It’s a golden saison-sour with a nice tartness that leaves your buds quenched and wanting more."

    So it seems to be a modern American-hopped mixed-fermentation saison aged in wine barrels. Clearly not a Flanders red... and not the beer Lagunitas made before called Eroica Ale. I'm wondering why they'd even bother to call it a "version of a traditional Flemish farmouse ale." What is a traditional Flemish farmouse ale in their eyes and how would this relate?

    I have no interest in reading the entire High West-ified thread so forgive me if this opinion has already been stated there... but all the talk of value with this company (prices for 6 packs of barrel aged beer... Eroica included) must clearly be related to the power of Heineken.
     
  22. adam42381

    adam42381 Savant (915) Oct 10, 2005 North Carolina
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    They were the best value way before the Heineken buyout.
     
  23. rgordon

    rgordon Defender (655) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Well, it should be smoked, right?
     
  24. zid

    zid Crusader (734) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Thanks. Didn't know that.
     
  25. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Panama "Flemish" Red.
     
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  26. BigJim5021

    BigJim5021 Zealot (581) Sep 2, 2007 Indiana
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    Fair is fair. If they didn't call it a Flanders red then I have no beef. Golden saison aged in red wine barrels with brett is actually way more of a description of what you're getting than they usually offer. Hell, credit where credit is due on the scads of beers that they make where they don't classify them as any particular style (because they wouldn't fit a style classification).

    Unfortunately High Westified never made it around here. Born Yesterday was very good. One bottle of Waldo's was more than enough for me. Not my kind of DIPA. Way too boozy and sweet.
     
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  27. HopsCraftHouse

    HopsCraftHouse Initiate (45) Mar 18, 2016 New York
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    This beer does sound amazing. Lagunitas has been hitting some home runs the past year or two. I really wish they would package "Dark Swan". That was hands down one of the most unique sours I have ever had.
     
  28. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Meyvn (1,270) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Agreed. I had it on tap since I had never seen it in bottles. I figured it was a new beer and bottles were next. It was absolutely delicious, and then to my dismay, bottles weren't a thing.

    Lagunitas is absolutely crushing it this year. Other breweries reverting only to IPAs for sales, take note. Lagunitas is a brewery, not an IPA factory. And as long as Lagunitas beers continue to stay available and High Westified was just a distribution fluke, I'll stick to that statement.
     
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  29. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    I'm not sure why you sound surprised by this. They've been doing exactly what you mention for well over a decade.
     
  30. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (341) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Flemish farmhouse? Never knew this existed.

    I agree their prices are killer, but I also was heavily letdown by Tuberfest. That was the hoppiest "malty lager" ever brewed. It was way more IPA than half their hoppy lineup, and suggesting it was anything else was just silly. We'll see where this lands in terms of per style.
     
  31. BigJim5021

    BigJim5021 Zealot (581) Sep 2, 2007 Indiana
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    Maybe because I haven't had access to their beers for well over a decade?
     
  32. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Touché. Well played.
     
  33. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Aspirant (267) May 5, 2015 Illinois

    I'm a huge fan of Lagunitas but this one sounds notso gouda.
     
  34. HorseheadsHopHead

    HorseheadsHopHead Champion (800) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Actually, no. That was coincidental. o_O
     
  35. CJNAPS

    CJNAPS Champion (865) Nov 3, 2013 California
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    Giving this one a try for sure.
     
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