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RATINGS: 217   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1427) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle shared on bus RBWG pours orangish gold. Nose sour and tart, then some sweet fruit late. Taste similar to nose up front, then sour cherry. Late palate sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (2357) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours a golden orange with no head. Aroma of cherries, oak, vinegar. Taste is cherries and oak. Sour and fruity. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cory (371) - , California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Draft. Nice sour and sweet aroma of dried cherries and a little citrus. There is also a little funk in there. A nice mellow sour across the palate with a lingering finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Another bus beer from RBWG 2014! Reddish orange, thin ring of foam. Smells like cherry and citrus, soney stoney notes, and a whiff of balsamic vinegar. Smooth and lightly acidic palate. Nice notes of fruit and red wine throughout...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1520) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle I shared on the RBWG bus tour (LaZoom!). Pours a clear copper. Aroma is in your face acetone, pungent vinegar, and little bit of berry sweetness to round it out. Really good flavor of blackberries and red berries with a sharp acetone bite a a touch of vinegar for depth. Heavily acidic, mildly acetic. More berry notes with bring this to the next level of ridonk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9340) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle at SD Toronado. A very good sour, great drinker, loved the cherries. Great to catch up with at $17.50 plus tip.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Sampled at Eastside Clube Tavern, Olympia WA
Arrives from the tap with a soft amber color and is topped by a 1/4-finger thick, lightly tan colored head. The aroma has a nice, chewy tartness that seems to be a mix of lactic and acetic acidities. There is a backbone of hay like, and a touch of cracker like malt character here, and a general, sort of grassy quality that is a combination of both the malt and the fermentation character. The nose has quite a bit of fruit character to it really, perhaps some tart cherry, a definite sour berry note, and some musty mellon like character as well.

The beer is soft up front, but has a gripping sourness towards the finish. Pretty well carbonated, and the acidity accentuates the prickly nature of this beer. There is a rounded fruitiness here that is a mix of tart pear notes, start fruit, and some tart currant notes. The body has a light fullness to it, this isn’t heavy, but certainly is not a beer to quaff a whole lot of either. There is a backbone of wood here that provides some spiciness, a tannic, astringent body accentuating character, as well as a touch of fresh wood flavors.

An interesting beer to try when you are hankering for something sour. It could be a bit more funky, but is pretty tasty overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (865) - 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 (944) - 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 (2550) - Melboring, 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


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