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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2014
375ml bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with a white head. Cherries, wood, and some vinegar.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (828) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Aroma of acidic grapes, black cherries, acidic vinegar, cherry pie, biscuit and grain malt. Murky copper appearance with no foam. Taste is heavily sour with notes of cherry pie, oak, vinegar, pie crust, biscuit, grain malt and juicy wine grapes. Overall, another fantastic sour by Almanac. Really nice juicy qualities with a strong sour taste. A rating.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopswagger (197) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2014
#400 Batch #2 P: Cloudy, gelatin almost, apricot body with a thin effervescent white cap. S: Tart sourness with a dirty fart bubbling in the background. T/M: Funky mouth puckering sourness. Aged granny apple cider and rotten wood. Brings tear jerkers to mind. Astringent and vivacious feel. O: My teeth hurt from this sour monster. Serving type: bottle

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1861) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottles (Batches 1 & 2) thanks to the local group for sharing. Both poured amber color with almost no head. Aroma are very similar. Cherries, basement funk, lemon candy, and vinegar. Batch 1 tasted very sour. More than I like. Batch 2 was a little easier to drink and less sour. Sour cherries and barnyard mostly. Tart lemon candy in the finish. Solid sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate sour cherries, light lemon, sweet tarts, and a touch of vinous notes. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to almost nothing. The flavor starts with moderate sour cherries. The finish has moderate-heavy sour lemon an light vinous notes. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2087) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 8, 2014
375 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange-ish light brown color with no head and no lacing. The aroma is ripe with sour cherries and some light dumpster funk. The taste features more sour cherries, but not quite as bold as the nose foreshadowed, the malt base is a tasty cookie/biscuit mix. The palate is medium and smooth, but the carbonation is distractedly weak. Finishes long and sour. Overall: Not the best sour in this city.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7666) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 014: Almanac-tastic 01 on 06/27/2014. Murky orange color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to a spares outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of tart cherries, oak and yeast. Medium-bodied with flavors of sour cherry, vinous oak and doughy yeast. The finish is tart with a lingering cherry and oak aftertaste. Good beer all around.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle pour on the bus during RBWG. Amber pour with a small head. The nose is moderately tangy. Some balsamic vinegar and mashed forest fruits. Cherry comopte. The taste is less aggressive. Slightly sour raspberry tart. Earthy cranberry bog. Soft lactic bite. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3646) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
375 mL bottle. Light amber with a small off-white head that vanishes. Aroma is of cherry, fig, vinegar, funk, vinous notes. Taste is of cherry, berry, vinous, light oak, wine vinegar, and sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3857) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle. The smell is tart, funk, vinegar, fruit, fig, and grapes. The taste is tart, wine, fruit, sour, and nice. The look is golden to orange color, thin white head, and hazy.


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