I have literally no idea what is going on here. If the attempt was to make a Flanders Red then this is a complete failure. If they wanted to produce a slightly watered down version of a DIPA, then success!
$14.99 (at least), in some locations even more expensive, for the 750 mL (plastic) corked and caged bottle. Cork is very difficult to remove.
Beer pours an ugly, murky brown that looks like tea. Head is initially good, but fades very quickly to give a thin white film on the top of the beer. Watery lace on the side of the glass.
Nose has some watery hops, and not much else. The beer delivers a watered down hop taste like a bad DIPA homebrew. There is nothing more to this beer, other than a bit of alcohol in the finish. Water herbal notes make up the aftertaste. A bit of dryish, woody oak there too but it also seems like a mistake.
ZERO Flanders Red character and a bad, bad DIPA on top of that.
Since I heard about this collaboration years ago I was excited for this brew. After it came out and I heard that people were disappointed, I thought I would leave it to see if any Flanders Red character developed – it didn’t.
Total write-off and I am amazed that these two breweries allowed this beer to be inflicted on the public. Awful. Drain-poured a fair amount of it.