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.

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