Thursday, June 23, 2016
Longshot 2015 Neighborino Flanders Red Ale
Pretty cool picture right? Colin Foy put his Neighborino Flanders Red Ale together for a winning entry into this 2015 Samuel Adams Longshot competition winner. Colin blended younger beer with barrel-aged beer and introduced Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus to create this beer. 6.3% alcohol. 10 IBU.
Fruity, lightly tart aroma. Similar start with some fruity orange sweetness paired with cherry tartness. Vinegary, acidic, woody, a little dry. Chewy body. Flavors are OK. Pretty tame for the style -- I wanted a little more sour tart sharpness and bite, even as a non-sour lover.
Pretty much what I expected though: a beer that probably barely stepped out of the comfort area of Sam Adams drinkers. Not bad.