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RATINGS: 107   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (3908) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
Great 12-oz bottle. Foggy, maple blonde-brown beer, not much head. Good sour, fruity/biotic aroma. Sour, but doesn’t make your glands tingly behind your jaw. medium body, loses CO2. Kind of one-note. Thanks to Lance @ Proof.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (142) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle pour. Tried this one a few days ago and had to go find another. Super sour fruit aroma. Very tart start with a lot of cherry. Long sour palate. High carbonation. Love this. Very memorable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle, generously brought across the country by GT2. Thanks buddy. This was a nice, easy drinking, sour red/brown, definitely more in the American style (read: less woody, and a tad more funky). Pretty clean palate with notes of sour cherry, other red fruits, and funky yeast. Nice stuff if not super complex.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boisebeerguy (64) - boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 30, 2014
From the bottle. Nose is of funk and cherries. Taste is cherries and sour, with just the right carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle courtesy of hamilton23. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is big tartness- citrus, stone fruit, vinous fruit, and some slight cherry. Flavor is similar with stone fruit, citrus, tartness, vinous character, and cherries. So much going on inside this one sour. Light to medium in body and one to ponder, definitely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mrnoluv (120) - long beach, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Wheaty, earthy, yeast smell, the taste is sour not ripe cherry, citrus, the color is a dull orange. This is a good sour not on the par of some of Russian River’s sours but its really good. Price point is a little too high, I paid $10 for a 12 oz!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1131) - - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma of sour cherry and leather. Taste follows suit and is slightly lactic and acidic. Medium sticky palate with light carbonation. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (204) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange. Tart funk on the aroma. The taste is lighter than I expected on the sourness and cherry but, is still great. There's a sweet juicy aspect too. Nice bitter, tart notes. The sour feel fades quickly in the mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (297) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2014
355 ml bottle at home, from a trade. Pours a clear bronze fluid with a small head that dissappears instantly. Nose is lots of balsamic vinegar, some red berries and a hint of sweet cherries. Taste is lots of acid, some raspberries and cherries. Finishes off with a pleasant sweetness. I expected more but still a solid beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
infinitetease (9) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2014 does not count
Just finished drinking this (Batch #2) and enjoyed it very much. Pleasantly sour/tart with just a hint of cherry and no off flavors at all. I enjoyed this way more than I expected to, and felt that it was priced well. Glad I have another tucked away!


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