Stony Brook Red

Massachusetts
United States
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

This unique brew builds from the inspiration of Flemish reds.  It begins with an earthy sourness and hints of dark fruit but the tartness gives way to a rich maltiness and touch of toasted oak.  These flavors are rounded and deepened by the barrel aging for a layered & alluring brew.

Profile

ABV: 
9.0%
IBUs: 
10
Served at: 
45 - 50° F
Hops: 
Hallertau Mittelfruh
Malts: 
Two-Row Pale, Munich, Dingemans Special B, Aromatic
Judges Review 
Owen Ogletree's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Like a rustic wine, this fruity selection suggests odors of sweet cherries, prunes, berries and hints of lactic acid and mild balsamic vinegar. A shy caramel malt note struggles to be noticed. A gorgeous, dark brown color holds a modest red hue when the translucent beer is illuminated and a moderate, durable, tan head invites the drinker to quickly pull a sip from under the foam. Contrary to the aroma, the flavor seems only lightly acidic with supporting notes of burnt caramel, dark toffee, bing cherries, dates, blackberries, sherry and oak tannins. This notable, medium-bodied Flanders-style red ale comes across as a satisfying, moderately complex, lightly soured illustration of a timeless beer style.

Brewery Introduction

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