Flanders Red Ale

Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale

Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale

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One of the best representations for a Flemish sour I’ve had!  Vibrant, tart, crisp, and refreshing.  Poured out of a small 12.7 oz corked and caged bottle this brew erupted with beads of bubbles pushing their way to the top of a reddish-brown elixir.  The use of sour cherries produced an interesting hue in the […] ... [Read more]

De Proef + Terrapin Monstre Rouge Imperial Flanders Red Ale

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After a long week Sunday afternoon is a great time for kicking back and watching football, reading, or a nap. For me it is a time to catch up on my beer reviews. In the mood for a Belgian beer I reached for the collaboration brew by Terrapin Brewing Co and De Proef Brouwerij. This […] ... [Read more]

New Belgium Lips of Faith Biere de Mars

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New Belgium Brewing Company’s Lips of Faith series is an intriguing and somewhat revolutionary creative outlet in the world of craft brewing.  Here’s a little background straight from their website: “…We’ve always wanted to keep the brewhouse a playground by creating tiny batch brews for internal celebrations or milestones.  We’ve loosely grouped all these playground […] ... [Read more]

Rodenbach Grand Cru

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This beer is interesting and good. That was nice to find out as I was hoping for something with those two adjectives as I visited the store on Christmas Eve. I couldn’t just settle for a typical pale ale or something like that for such an occasion. After all, I was going to spend most […] ... [Read more]

Duchesse de Bourgogne

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John: The first time I sipped a sour I thought there was something wrong with the beer! The aroma was like nothing I’d ever had and the taste was, well, sour! Living in Minnesota I’ve discovered that sours aren’t all that welcome where Swedes and Norwegians live with their bland foods and beers but then […] ... [Read more]