pFriem Flanders-Style Red Ale

Oregon
United States
Judges Ratings 
2 Reviews
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

pFriem Flanders Red is a tribute to the Burgundies of Belgium, the red ales that once captivated the country. Each glass is rich with notes of cherry, hints of passionfruit and a Pinot-like flavor that comes from the eighteen months it spent in an oak barrel. Take one sip, savor the tart finish and you’ll understand how one beer could charm a country.

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
IBUs: 
10
Served at: 
40 - 45º
Hops: 
Hallertau Tradition
Malts: 
Gambrinus Canadian Pilsner, Cara Munich, Cara Aroma, Carafa III
Judges Review 
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10

This beer was judged as a Flanders Red Ale BJCP 2015 Category 23B.  It initially poured as a beautiful red color, clear and leaving a picturesque white lacing around the glass.  The visuals alone made me want to take a sip.  The aroma was very pleasant giving Belgian phenolics and citrus, pear...

Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10

It smells like red wine, balsamic vinegar, a teenage boy’s clothes closet, fruit skin, with traces of tobacco, vanilla and coconut. This beer is judged as a BJCP 23B (Flanders Red Ale). In the glass the beer hisses like a snake with streams of bubbles racing surface ward. It pours slightly hazy...

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

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