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RATINGS: 174   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4940) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Deep amber with a cream head. Nose is cherry, wood, tart, funky, and acidic. Nice palate, cherries up front, yeast, bugs, wood, smooth finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (547) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2014
An impressively full bodied ísourí that is one of the best examples of the style (over the top American) I have had.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Steasy66 (962) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Absolutely overwhelming sour. Limited nose, limited fruit in the flavor. Just plain sour. Not the least bit complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10098) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2014
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a hazy amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of caramel, cherry, light citrus and light funk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of caramel, cherry, vinous notes, light oak and light funk with a crisp dry tart lingering fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Concealer (827) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2014 Tap at hops and pie. Hazy amber with a small, off white head. Aromas of tart cherries, wood, caramel, earthy notes and light funk. Flavor is the same with some green apple and vinous notes. Medium bodied with moderate acidicity and a dry end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2062) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
375ml bottle from chebyshev. Hazy copper with a cream head that completely disappears - some sludge in the bottle. Opened at cellar temperature but much like the strawberry dogpatch this one got a lot more sour warming up to room temperature. Sour cherries, oak, dry, some chardonnay, epson salts, somewhat jamish and a hint of funk. Mild carbonation, sour and bit of funk body, lots of sour cherry but one dimensional. Worth trying though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (910) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Type: 375ml (12.68-oz.) bottle Glass: Westvleteren XII Trappist glass From: Windmill Farms in Allied Gardens (San Diego), Calif. Price: $10.99 (I think) Purchased: July 10, 2014 Consumed: Oct. 21, 2014 Misc.: Batch No. 2; Bottled March 2014 Poured a dark orange, caramel, hazy color with one finger of grayish lacing, that immediate dissipated. Small amount of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. No lacing along the sides of the glass. Minimal retention on the top all the way down the glass. (Sight - 3.63) Smelled sour cherries, raspberries, sweet red wine barrels, light bourbon, sour apple, sour purple grape, tart, Sweet Tarts and Smarties. (Smell - 4.13) Tasted pretty damn good, even better than the nose. Got sour cherries, sour red apple, raspberries, sugary sweet red wine barrels, Sweet Tarts, Smarties, sour purple grape, sourdough bread and Fruity Pebbles cereal (Taste - 4.25) Light-to-medium body. Oily-to-thing texture. Lively-to-fizzy carbonation. Long, fruity smooth finish.(Feel - 4.00) A really good sour, but not as good as Iíd hoped. A bit pricy as well. Was hoping for more, but Iíve have it again. (Overall - 4.13) 4.15 93 A-

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2456) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. Clear burnt orange pour with a white head. Light berry aromas. Tart, but not overly so with sour cherry highlights. Mild vinous, caramel malt, vinegar, vanilla, and oak undercurrents. A tasty Flanders Red. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3328) - 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 (232) - 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.


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