Homebrew Beer Review: Flanders Red

We had a most incredible thunder storm on Sunday. I reached out to the gentleman who sent me homebrews and asked which he recommended I ernjoy during the lightning show. On the spot, he answered “Flanders Red,” which we enjoyed together, miles apart.

Flanders Red Homebrew from Brian Gruner

Appearance
Deep russet with ruby tones and a nearly non-existent head, but that may have been my fault, if the glass was not “beer clean.”

Aroma
In a word, vinegar – just as it should be. Delightfully sour, in a way that opens up your nasal passages. Can barely wait to take a sip!

Taste
More sour than some others I’ve had. For example, Duchesse de Bourgogne, while having an extremely sour aroma, rounds out with quite a bit of sweetness on the palate. Brian’s Flanders Red is refreshingly sour, with a touch of white grape coming through.

Mouthfeel
Light body with medium-light carbonation. Extremely refreshing. The body smooths out nicely as the brew warms up.

Overall
Another solid homebrew from Brian Gruner. If he were to open a brewery, I’d be among his biggest advocates.

[techtags:BEER REVIEW, HOMEBREW, FLANDERS RED]

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