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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (833) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle share thanks to homers. Pours cloudy orange. Aroma is tart, sour. Taste is much of the same. Thanks drewfiss.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrewFace (942) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Pours a hazy, orange color. Aroma of funk, tarty cherry, and citrus. Big sour and tart flavor, lots of sour, more sour and tart, very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2509) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle via trade. Mike, you send this? Pours a slightly hazy gold to red color. Minimal head. Nose is like a tart pie. Taste is similar. A residual cherry flavor that could be mistaken for yeast character. Not overly tart. Very well done

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle from George. Thanks buddy! Pours a murky red-orange color with very little head that dissipates to a ring on the glass pretty quickly. Bit sour vinegar aroma with lots of sweet cherries and a hint of brown sugar. Nice nose on this. Flavor is a nice sweet and sour cherry, some yeast funk, lacto. Pretty expected for the style but with a bit more sharp tartness to go along that makes it nicely drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and a bit more body than other sours, and with carbonation on the lower side--just a little prickle. Overall this was enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (2003) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
bottle pours medium orange amber, some soapy bubbles on top. nose has sour cherry, wine, oak. taste begins with cherry, undertones of vanilla sweetness. finish has slight funk. light acid burn on the finish. light body. man, really wish I had moar.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Reddish brown pour, standard brown head. Flavors of cherries, balsamic vinegar, roasted malt, juicy and sweet tart on the finish. Another really good beer from Almanac.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3054) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle from Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Pours pinkish amber with a bubbly off-white head. Nose is dry yeastiness, real lightly dry cherry, a whiff of baking spice, Chardonnay, and some mellow oakiness. Taste is still dry, but has more pungent cherries, Chardonnay, and real light oakiness. Thin and slick with mellow carbonation. A little too much wine barrel for me, but itís still pretty pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davey101 (738) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Batch No. 1, Bottled Autumn 2013. 375 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a clear red hued body with minimal white edging. Moderate amount of lacing. Aroma is bright sour cherries and acetic acid. Finishes with some caramel, oak and an odd astringency. Smells really nice, almost jammy with a large barrel presence. Taste is sour cherries into some vinegar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Smooth and almost light. A lingering sweetness but it finishes fairly dry. Mouthfeel is a tad thin. Overall this is a very good Flemmish with loads of cherries and barrel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7896) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Multiple bottles and on tap. Pours with a hazy golden orange hued body with a scant white head. Aromas are of waxy pedio, deep funk, stewed fruit, cherries. Flavors are sour, somewhat funky, dried fruit, cherries, stewed prunes. Moderate malt. Vinous, medium bodied, lower carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
18th November 2013
Hazy deep amber beer with a tidy peach coloured head. Palate is dry and crisp. Nice sourish twang here. Sourish fizzy cherry sweets. Winey tang - grapey. I assumed this would be a red wine barrel but maybe itís white wine. LIttle wood. Finishes light and crisp. Very nice.


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