Last night’s beer is one the best, if not the best, offering of it’s style. It’s a Flemish-Style Red Ale, which is essentially a sour red ale aged in oak barrels. This particular beer is aged in red wine oak barrels for 18 months. The result is an extremely delicious, pleasantly sour brew that has won many awards including multiple gold medals in it’s category at the World Beer Cup.
Here’s a video from the guy who brews it, and it also clarifies any confusion on it’s pronunciation!
Final Rating: 4.48/5
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a snifter. Acquired from my awesome BIF friend, ufmj. Thanks man.
Appearance- Pours a muddy brown, slightly cherry body with a fizzy white head that reduces very quickly and leaves no lacing or retention.
Smell- I get a lot of musty funkyness, sour grapes, leather, sour cherries, basement, and a distinct woddyness which is characteristic of barrel aged sours.
Taste- Starts off with a big acidic punch of sourness – lemon juice, vinegar, acetic acid, sour cherries and white wine. Immediately following is a musty, leathery, old flavor. The finish shows notes of wood and maybe some caramel.
Mouthfeel- Medium-light body, especially for 7.5% abv. The sourness makes it mildly easy to drink. Quite refreshing.
Overall a very nice Flanders ale. Very, very similar (I don’t think I could tell the difference to be honest) to some of the more known American Wild Ales like Russian River’s supplication and consecration. Recommendable if you can find it.