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Branchline Brewing Company

Branchline Brewing Company
Old Three Hundred Red Ale

Category: Flanders Style Red Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.65%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Branchline Brewing Company
Old Three Hundred Red Ale

Category: Flanders Style Red Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.65%
Opaque bronze color. Lively, curious, mature umami aromas of coconut aminos, molasses cake, brown butter dried apples, beef, and mushrooms, and forest floor with a satiny, puckering, petillant, sweet medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-length grass, roasted root vegetables, and sherry vinegar finish. A very savory and sour, almost condiment-like beer with tons of umami richness for the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky, sour & tart, rich & heavy & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: coconut aminos, molasses cake, brown butter dried apples, beef, and mushrooms, and forest floor
Taste Flavor: grass, roasted root vegetables, and sherry vinegar
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Mushroom Cassoulet, Mediterranean Mezze Plate, Fontina
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very savory and sour, almost condiment-like beer with tons of umami richness for the table.

The Producer

Branchline Brewing

The Producer
3633 Metro Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78247
USA
1 361-290-8817

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