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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (3180) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2016 Bottle. Pours an orangish-red color with white head. Sour, red wine, cherry, currant aromas. Sour, cherry, red wine, berry, vinegar flavors. A little more intensely sour than I typically prefer, but quite enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2674) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy dark orange red color. Thin white head. High sourness, medium bitterness, low sweetness. Aroma is wood, cherries, barnyard, spices.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergaard (300) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2016
Red brown in color, as expected, and alomst no head. Aroma is sour with clear notes of the added cherries. Very acidic and sour tasre and once again with clear notes of the cherries. Red wine barrel aging can be a trap, but in this case it works, and the slightly tart red wine notes really shine through.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2016
On tap at St. Augustines on Rare Beer Tap Takeover. Sour, cherries, tart, bready. Pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle enjoyed at home - Nose is very much like wine, with slight cherry, vanilla, toffee and caramel on the aroma. The flavor is very much sour with cherry, vanilla, bread and light caramel as well. Its good. Vinøs nese, kirsebær, vanilje, toffee og lett karamell. Smaken er sur med kirsebær, vanilje, brød, lett karamell.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (4419) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2016
19.06.2016, 0,375l bottle @ home:
Nice slightly bubbly-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is sour-ish dry, mild vinegar, sour red berries, sorrel, minerals, oak, grass, berry skin, bark, hay. Taste is slightly sour-ish dry, berry skin, sour red berries, sorrel, minerals, oak, mild vinegar, grass, fruit stones, citrus acid. Medium bitterness, sour-ish dry mouthfeel. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3368) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours a flat amber color with no head. Aroma of sweet and tart cherries, a bit of wine barrel. Intense sour taste, minimal cherry sweetness. Lots of tart pucker in this one. A modest wine barrel influence. Very nice to sip on while catching up on some r&r.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5469) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2016
375ml bottle shared with Ace at Havana. Poured a clear brownish amber with a fizzy light beige head. Aroma/flavor is more tart than sour. Notes of leather, dark fruit, figs, sugar, funk and acidity. Solid but not their best sour offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fluffy (2336) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2016
As always, almanac hits this one out of the park. Quite tasty and tart, I like this one a lot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Haavard (73) - NORWAY - MAY 6, 2016
Aroma: balsamico, sour, hey, funk Taste: green apple, hey, vinegar funk at the end ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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