AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20Chad9976 (1568) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 23B Flanders Red Ale
AROMA: Prominent vinegar aroma, though also a rich sweetness of vanilla is noticeable. Some red wine-like notes. 7/12
APPEARANCE: Dark burgundy hue; very cloudy body. Small tan foamy head; decent lacing. 2/3
Tartness up front with dark fruit flavors through the middle. Mildly
sour with currant and sour cherry notes throughout. Some red wine flavor
and dryness. Woody quality on back end plus sweet vanilla. 16/20
Medium bodied, but with low CO2 to make it feel more viscous. Acidic
prickling sensation as it goes down plus noticeable heat in the throat.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Vinegar-like presence takes some getting
used to, but palette is otherwise enjoyable. Nice combo of sweet, tart
and sour. Probably a poorly-handled bottle. 7/10
TOTAL SCORE: 35/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.