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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VamboladeTolly (1402) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours reddish amber , almost no head. Aroma: sour, berries, soap sweetness, wine vinegar, Taste: medium sour, salty, berries, woodiness, vine vinegar.Thin + body. Sour long finish. A bit dry. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (9827) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 12, 2016
Bottle @ Cafe Albert, Aarhus. Pours dark golden with an small offwhite head. Aroma of sourness, light yeast, wood, wet oak tartness, fruit, grapes, cherry, wine barrels. Flavor is sourness, yeast, wet oak, tart fruit, cherry, wine grapes, oak, light sweetness, hint of vanilla, light vinegar. Medium body, soft to average carbonation, acidic finish. 090416

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (2393) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
375ml bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Batch No 4. Reddish amber brown colour, off-white foamy head leaving lacing and aroma of citrus rind, oak, funky, cherry notes. Taste is sour, citric lemon rind, grainy, woody with cherry, funk. Slick mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying tart finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1792) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 8, 2016
Bottle Aroma-barnyard, apricots, plums Appearance-amber, cloudy, minimal head, Taste-heavily sour, light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (1366) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2016
A really interesting and complex sour. There is barrel aged influence, some red fruit, and a light sourness. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3034) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11896) - 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 red’s i’ve had. But in fact quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (5407) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopbag (157) - - MAR 17, 2016
Batch 2, 2014, sampled in 3/2016. Assertive fruity acidity atop toasty malt. A previous review mentioned sourdough yeast, and that’s right on. Ruddy brown. Hints of woody vanilla and cherry. Really solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1147) - Linköping, 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.

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