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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3310) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle, shared by a kind soul, in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a hazy sort of golden color with decent head and nice lacing on the glass.

the aroma is funny and a little yogurty. Itís got some sour cherry and a little bit of graininess as well as some oak.

The flavor is dry with a nice cherry and raspberry tart fruit thing going on. Itís fairly sour and nicely oaky. It carries the fun but sort of weird yogurt like twang from the aroma into the flavor.

Nice stuff, Iím enjoying a lot of these 375ml bottles from Almanac.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tightslice (203) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
On tap at Flavor in Half Moon Bay, CA. Pours a light orange / pink. Aroma is grape must, wine, some funky cheese. Taste is TART and dry with very little fruit or cherry or sweetness to balance the sourness. Almost an apple cider vinegar. Not a fan.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6231) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
375 ml bottle. Batch #2. Bottled on 03/2014.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Very vinous on the nose, sourish fruits, wood, faint vanilla and apricot. Sour apricot on the flavor, yeast, gooseberries, oak and some dough. Quite tart, dries your mouth very quickly. Decent.
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3782) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
375ml bottle from Ales Unlimited, San Francisco, CA

Batch No 2, bottled March 2014 - Pours dark orange with a bubbly white head. Aroma of tart cherries, lactic sourness, wood and oaky notes. Taste is sweet, juicy and tart with some cherries, sourness, wood and oak. Finish is dry, quite sour, sweetish and tart juicy with cherries, hints of wood, yeast and mild lactic notes. Okay.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
37,5 cl bottle @†home. Batch #2: bottled 03/2014
Aroma is somewhat sour with orange, apricot and some worty tones. Flavour is very tart with blood orange, grapefruit, some earthy notes and some lactic tones. Very mouthdrying and sour stuff. Luckily this is more like basic sour than sour red.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3704) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Poured a rusty amber color with aromas of tart cherries, light roasted malt, some wet wood, and light yeast. Flavors were the same, light tart cherries, made this beer refreshing, another solid sour from these guys.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2264) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Poured from a 375ml bottle. There is a big aroma of cherries, acetic acid, and not much else. The flavor is cherries, vinous, acetic, lactic, very tart, a but of bready toasty maltiness on the end. A bit out of balance towards the acidic side.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1936) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle: Muddy, rusted copper color with almost no head; even the gray collar is rather small & thin. Aroma of vinous wet oak, more red-wine than white-wine as compared to the other wine barrel aged beers in this series. Bruised grapes, plums, & black cherry with vibrant undercurrents of lemon & lactic acid. A soft floral & perfumy presence flows evenly from start to finish, bringing everything together. Acidic cherry flavor accompanied by lemon, red grape, soured oak, musty wood, & a strong lacto presence. Sharp, snapping carbonation makes for a wonderfully dry finish. I really enjoyed this one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (3635) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"Flanders Red (already a favorite style) with a CA twist - I like it! a little lighter than expected in color. The sourdough yeast, cherries, and light oak and wine dominate the aroma and flavor. Moderately sour, very complex. I LOVE the yeast used here. Unique within the style."

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Shaftie, thank you sir! Cloudy amber color, white head. Beautiful aroma of funky summer fruit. taste is softly sour fruit, nicely balanced and complex. Delicious.


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