pFriem Flanders-Style Red Ale

Oregon
United States
pFriem Flanders Red by pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 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 
Susan Ruud's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

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 and cherry esters along with a very faint spicy, floral hop character.  It had a very smooth mouthfeel and a slightly tart dry finish.  All of this was tied together nicely with very pleasant soft alcohol,

I can envision drinking this beer somewhere in the Flemish countryside while dining on mussels or duck The acidity of this beer would pair well with almost any fatty meat or if you don't care for meat then any dish that had a heavy cream sauce would be wonderful.  Only thing better would be sharing the entire experience with great friends.

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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