Ned

California
United States
Alpine Beer Ned Flanders Red
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Profile

ABV: 
5.2%
Judges Review 
Owen Ogletree's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

When poured into an oversized tulip glass, this sour Belgian-style brew shows off a creamy tan layer of foam and a dark brown color with ruby hues. Aromas of dark fruit esters, balsamic vinegar, caramel and a hint of bitter chocolate emerge from the glass, followed by palate notes dominated by bold acidity, cherries, plums and even a hint of tomato puree. There's an acidic, salty black olive tapenade nuance as well, supported by a appropriate medium body and long finish of sour, overripe cherries and a rich acetic character. This ranks as a bold, intense, complex version of a classic sour style.