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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2360) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2015
Shared with dedollewaitor. Unclaar Amber body with a small white head. Cherries, yeast, funk, tart, vinegar, oak. The cherries is only in the aroma. A shame.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14539) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle @ Very Warm Random Summer - Whalez Tasting with Hallinghansen. Pours copper orange with a small creamy white head. Funk, wood, oak and vague cherries. Some vinegar. Thankfully no marzipan or popcorn. Refreshing stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1160) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Pours a burnt red color with a white head. Tart, cherry, funk and wood aroma and flavors. Medium light body and lively carbonation. Tart and cherry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (932) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Reddish-amber color. Slight cherry sour feeling. Some funk. Cherry tartness. Not too complex, but nice to drink. Soft carbonation. Well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (2082) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
Pours a clear light red with no head and no lacing. Nose is of fruits, light nail polish, vinegar and red wine. Taste is of red fruits, lemon, really acidic (but still more palatable than your usual Almanac sour) and winey. Body is light, carbonation moderate and the acidity is refreshing. Overall a good but not great sour, just like 80% of Almanac’s sours.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scirtes (126) - POLAND - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle, batch 3. Pours amber, a bit cloudy beer with almost no head. Aroma intense, with cherries, acidic and a bit of wild, Brettanomyces notes. Taste is distinctly sour with marked but light bitterness and woody character. Lively carbonated. Kriek-like.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2659) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle at clockwork tasting. Cloudy orange pour. Sour vinous nose. Tastes of cherry, sour apple, wine, and strong acid. Tart and pleasant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1519) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
Pours hazy dark amber with no head. Aroma is pretty lactic with sour cherries, oak, vinegar, vanilla, apple cider and some red tart berries. The taste has some oak, apple cider vinegar, cherry, sour red currants, lots of lactic tartness, leather and weak tannin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (2645) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle at tasting, thanks for sharing all the beers! APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: lactic, fruity,cherries. TASTE: lactic, chocolate? sour, fruity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (620) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a shortlasting fizzy white head. Aromas of lactic sourness, vinegar, oak, sour cherries, slightly peachy. Taste is lactic, vinegary, sour cherries, light tannins. Very nice!


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