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Upland Brewing

Upland Brewing
"Cauldron" Sour Ale

Category: Flanders Style Red Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.5%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Upland Brewing
"Cauldron" Sour Ale

Category: Flanders Style Red Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.5%
Nearly opaque medium walnut color. Lively, spicy aromas and flavors of cherry ginger cake, zucchini-raspberry bread, roasted chestnuts, and sassafras float with a soft, vibrant, effervescent, sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, long berry and green apple skins, sourdough toast, and spiced kumquats and cranberries finish. A vibrantly delicious sour ale with a wonderful dash of spice.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Rich, heavy, sour & tart & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: cherry ginger cake, zucchini-raspberry bread, roasted chestnuts, and sassafras float
Taste Flavor: berry and green apple skins, sourdough toast, and spiced kumquats and cranberries
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Seafood Gumbo, Lamb Sausages, Fontina
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrantly delicious sour ale with a wonderful dash of spice.
The Producer

Upland Brewing Co.

The Producer
350 W 11th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
USA
1 812-336-2337
Flanders Style Red Ale
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Serve in a Snifter
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