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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 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 (4259) - 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 (3349) - 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 (5377) - 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 (2304) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1693) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle, batch 4. Pours hazy pinkish orange, with a small rocky head. Aroma is tart notes of balsamic vinegar, cherry stones and peel, red berries and wooden barrels, as well as leather, tannins, succade and some light funky notes. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is acetic, with tart cherry notes, citrus peel, sherbet and wooden brett, as well as some funky, leathery notes. Lingering acidic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (4124) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 25, 2016
Pours orange to yellow with a nice head, aroma of glue, wood, brett, cherries, flavor is sour with brett, yogurt, lemon, great, medium bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VamboladeTolly (1400) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours reddish amber , almost no head. Aroma: sour, berries, soap sweetness, wine vinegar, Taste: medium sour, salty, berries, woodiness, vine vinegar.Thin + body. Sour long finish. A bit dry. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (9824) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 12, 2016
Bottle @ Cafe Albert, Aarhus. Pours dark golden with an small offwhite head. Aroma of sourness, light yeast, wood, wet oak tartness, fruit, grapes, cherry, wine barrels. Flavor is sourness, yeast, wet oak, tart fruit, cherry, wine grapes, oak, light sweetness, hint of vanilla, light vinegar. Medium body, soft to average carbonation, acidic finish. 090416


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