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August Schell Brewing Co.

August Schell Brewing Co.
Solar Evolution Flanders Red Style Ale

Category: Flanders Style Red Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.9%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

August Schell Brewing Co.
Solar Evolution Flanders Red Style Ale

Category: Flanders Style Red Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.9%
Ruby color. Interesting aromas of peppercorns, cedar pencil shavings, and cocoa with a supple, racy, finely carbonated, sourish medium-to-full body and a tingling, layered, long kumquat, cranberry vinaigrette, marinated hearts of palm, and fireplace ash finish. An interesting mash-up of bright sour and toasty wood and earth notes will make this a fun beer for the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky, Sour & Tart & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: peppercorns, cedar pencil shavings, and cocoa
Taste Flavor: kumquat, cranberry vinaigrette, marinated hearts of palm, and fireplace ash
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Grilled Lamb Chops With A Rosemary Sauce, Fontina
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting mash-up of bright sour and toasty wood and earth notes will make this a fun beer for the table.

The Producer

August Schell Brewing Co.

The Producer
1860 Schell Rd
New Ulm, MN 56073
USA
1 507-354-5528

Flanders Style Red Ale

Flanders style red ales are deep red to reddish-brown in color and range in alcohol from 5-6.5%. These beers are defined by a complex fruitiness ranging from cherries to apples to oranges and a bracing acidic sourness. This defining sourness is a result of having been aged for years in well-used large wooden tuns allowing bacterial interaction with the beer and imparting a sharp ’sour’ character. Hops do not play much of a role in the overall flavor profile of these beers. Similar to Flanders style brown ales, these beers are a result of careful blending of aged beers to achieve the desired flavor profile. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Duchesse de Bourgogne, Rodenbach and Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge.

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Flanders Style Red Ale