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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
The beer appears orange and hazy with a quarter inch or so of off-white head. My wife’s is significantly redder and darker. The aroma brings wine barrels, oak, cherries, yeast, farmhouse funk. Lovely flavor with wine character leading the way. Prominent cherries with cherry juice and oak. Light to medium in body with a mild puckering finish. Terrific. I would really like to have this again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Pours a light brown, cloudy with almost no head. Aromas of musty cherry, oak, perhaps a whiff of wine. Taste is semi-sour with a hint of sweet cherry. Pretty creamy. Finished sweet and sour like the McDonald’s sauce. Pretty meh. Would have liked a heavier lactic component with a huge dose of funk, but it just wasn’t there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Tangy wood darker fruit balsamic with definite cherry caramel malt sweetness is here and there. Brown pour thin head. Flavors of tart cherries balsamic wine barrel notes caramel. Musty basement barrel aged notes . Well carbonated. Less sharp an acidic then the farmers reserve. If you ain't first you're last. "Meh" (Jon, 2006).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2013
(375ml bottle, courtesy of Errl) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of cherry, vinous, balsamic, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor of vinous, cherry, berries, grass, oak, and raspberry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Beady lace, hazy amber color. Mature sour yeast aroma; cherries atop oak. Oaky and balanced on the palate. Crisp, drinkable, really nice. Damn, Almanac is kicking ass these days.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours orange amber with a slight, transient beige head. Aroma is sour fruit and sour malt. Med body or nearly. Flavor is that sour brown Flanders thing. It really is. Cherries come through. It seems to fit near the middle of sour browns. It finishes reasonably sour cherry with some sour malt. Just excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Pours out ruby .. . Mild foam head, good lacing .. . Solid tartness, cherry, and sweetarts .. . Medium mouth .. . Full finish .. . Nice beer, would drink it again .. . . Theres no such word as Melonology

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5074) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Received in a trade with bytemesis and shared at Kennys tasting. Hazy and dingy golden. Nice spur. Somewhat vinegar but more than that. An interesting sour. Vinous notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
(375 bottle) clear rich orange, fine off white bubbles. Nose of strawberry, raspberry, cherry, bits of caramel. Taste of lightly tart fruit, raspberry , barrel, nice tart linger.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle through trade, dark orangish amber pour with minimal head. Big earthy and woody vinous aroma with some subtle cherry blended in. Taste is cherry and some red wine character, drys the palette, big tartness that lingers, solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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