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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Ale brewed with cherries and aged in wine barrels

This barrel-aged wild ale is named for our San Francisco neighborhood and pays tribute to the Flanders Red style of beer. Aged in wine barrels, this lightly tart ale is brewed with California Rainier cherries using a house blend of wild yeasts, bacteria and SF sourdough yeast. Pair this complex ale with ripe figs & blue cheese or seafood bouillabaisse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8698) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy ruby with minimal head. Nose is lactic tartness, vinous fruit, yeasty. Tastes tart, acidic, earthy, funky, with vinous fruit and more tartness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (4438) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2015
This month’s "Why the hell did I age this beer so long?! Series" entry comes to you from a batch 2 bottle (I think approaching 3 years old), drunk 9/24/15.
Clear rosy-pink body is not the deep cherry red of some cherry beers yet it certainly is not golden. Pink-flecked head atop is initially large but rapidly recedes to cover.
Both cherry and grape are represented in the nose, the grape being laced with wood tannin and plentiful lactic notes are present. Quite funky, but all things fairly well-integrated, all told. Obviously, at almost three years, there’s not going to be much cherry left, but what is, is still clean and authentic. Malts are quite sparse, with crackers, light biscuits and almost no sweetness. No alcohol or flaws.
Very tart up front, with both malic and lactic acids attacking the palate and building up in to an intensely sour finish. Dry wood tannin, tart cherries and light vinousness all tip the scales to the very dry end of the spectrum, to say nothing of the bacterial acidity. Obviously a bit past its prime and whatever maltiness was present is now utterly devoured. Still, the flavors are true and enjoyable and had I been a responsible beer drinker and not aged it, I’m sure it would have been incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (12984) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2015
Fonefan 110415. Amber colou8r with an off-white head. Flavour is brett, orange, alcohol, vanilla, cellar notes, wood, berries, cherries, vinous. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2733) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle at Radicle Effects, pours a hazy amber orange with a bubbly white head and some lacing, aroma had a strong front end of sour cherries with a little bit of the dark fruit and wine coming through, flavor has a huge punch of sour cherries at first with a subtle amount of vanilla and sweetness in the finish, lingers in your mouth, wow, impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13136) - DENMARK - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle. Unclear ruby with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, cherries, sour, tart, sour fruit and a little almond. Flavour is malt, cherries, sour, tart, baking yeast, oak, lemon, little over carbonated, little sweet, medium dry and a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1100) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2015
On tap, poured a murky orange hue w/ small white head. Big sour and funk aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold tart finish. Tastes are cherries, wine, and oak. Medium bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olr1984 (1366) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2015
375ml bottle pours a hazy dark amber with a small off white head.oak with a tart raspberry and cherry taste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (16658) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2015
Tasting at Matt’s
Hazy amber color, small head. Some smell of wood and vegetables, light sourness, vewry light fruit. The mouthfeel is very dry, sour, a bit lemony, some berries, but utterly boring, with no complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (10071) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2015
375mL bottle, pours a hazy dark amber orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is very tart and acidic, with balsamic vinegar, very tart cherries, and various wild yeasts. Flavour is a lot better, not as much acidic or vinegary notes, with tart cherries, some tart red wine oak, and wild yeasts. Still fairly acidic, but not stomach-wrenching. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (493) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Cloudy darker tan, red. Minimal head. Vinous, darker sour raspberry notes, slight earthy funk. Tartish, sweeter finish. Longer, pretty oily finish. Quite interesting.

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