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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2980) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours out a pretty cool looking deep reddish color with a small white head. Aroma is tart, cherries, oak, funk, light sour acidic notes. Taste is equally as solid,, tart and lightly sweet cherries, funky basement, acidic tartness, some barrel and lingering cherries.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11810) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2016
hazy orange, white head. Mild aroma, some fruits, some barrel and booze. Flavor is plenty sourish, citrussy and slightly wild yeasty, faint fruity note. Somewhat more sour and citrussy and less vinegar like than most sour redís iíve had. But in fact quite tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (5321) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Pours deep, clear, ruby-tinged amber into a tulip. Bright white head with good retention recedes to hug rim. Dark cherry funk aromas. Sharp, tart funky cherry front to back. Lasting pith finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopbag (156) - - MAR 17, 2016
Batch 2, 2014, sampled in 3/2016. Assertive fruity acidity atop toasty malt. A previous review mentioned sourdough yeast, and thatís right on. Ruddy brown. Hints of woody vanilla and cherry. Really solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1115) - LinkŲping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2016
(375ml 2015 bottle from Saveur-Biere) Pours a slightly hazy orange-red colour, very rapidly dissipating big white bubbles, no retention. Aroma is sour, with prominent oak, sharp tart cherry, red wine vinegar, wet earthy Brett, slight balsamico, sourdough yeastiness and lemon juice. Flavour is quite sour-tart with a little sweet (but slightly unripe) cherry in the core for balance, moderate lemon juice, light vinegar, oaky, vanilla, soft marzipan. Finish remains tart with a little oak dryness and earthy Brett. Medium bodied, a bit oily, light carbonation. More of a Flanders red with cherries than cherry driven, wood very present but funk less so. Bit too sour vs. complexity to be really drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4854) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle at home from brewdog sheffield
Full bodied, sharp balsamic vinegar on nose, pretty tart, full bodied, rich and complex, dark cherry fruit, super tart its midway between a rodenbach grand cru and liefmans kriek. Very decent enjoyable sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2016
04-MAR-2016, bottle @UlklÝbben meeting, @Mads. Hazy orange with a low off-white head. Fruity for a sour brown. Cherry, wood, red wine. Sour. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (618) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle in trade. Nice reddish brown pour. Amazing funky sour cherry aroma. Taste follows, Iím loving sours from these guys!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (2611) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2016
Pours murky copper with a fading head. Nose shows funk, lemon, soft cherry. Some hints of vanilla and woody oak too. Massively acidic flavours, with supporting cherry/marzipan sweetness, faint lemon and oak.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (2075) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle pours a hazy brownish Amber with a large khaki head. Aroma of oak, vinous, Brett, light tart cherry. Taste is very sour, vineager, oak, wild yeasts, light tart cherry. On par with many Kriek style beers, but lacking complexity or originality.


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