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Love (Oscar - Oude)
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Flanders Red Ale
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
the oldest of the three Oscars available, this one served in a snifter as well, beer is brown with no head, no lacing, no carbonation, no retention.
Aroma is sweet with a mild lactic flavor to it, an interesting aroma but not as vinegary as the mid, less wood too.
Beer is medium to light in body, dryer on the finish but less tart, less bright and sour, more sweetness and dark fruits presence, perhaps after three years a portion has become oxidized but there hasn't been any acetic acid production. An interesting experiment but none were as good as La Folie and the middle one was the best out of the three.
Serving type: on-tap
03-27-2012 04:21:30 |
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
On-tap at Churchkey for their La Folie Deconstruction. This is the three year old version of the base beer used to blend La Folie. The Young and Mid are eventually blended with this to create the sour we all know and love.
A: The color has turned to a really deep dark red, clear but it's so dark you have trouble seeing through it. Again, head is lacking. 4
S: The aroma is realty different. Sour and boozy almost. A bit of must and toned down spices and malts. 3.5
T: The taste has gone basically completely to sour. It's not offensive, but it isn't entirely pleasant. I don't know what else to st, it starts sour, moves to sour, and has a sour finish. 3.5
MF: Light to medium body with a nice amount of carbonation. It's just not balanced enough. Leaves that sour aftertaste I can't quite describe. Very dry, makes your mouth water. 3
O: Same price. I would definitely say its worth it once, but not again as a stand alone beer. I did like it. It's been very interesting to see the beer develop from too sweet to too sour. I very much enjoyed trying the parts, even of they all pales in comparison. 3.5
I saved parts of all the oscars and blended them myself to much worse a result. My version was very disjointed and sweet. Oh well, it was for science!
Serving type: on-tap
03-27-2012 00:15:02 |
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