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RATINGS: 333   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2016
From the Bottle at a Halloween party. Lots of sour notes on the nose and the tongue. amazing stuff. Just like a sour should be.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (2250) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Hazy reddish brown. Nose thick with sour citrus, vinegar, boozy wine barrel, oak, fruit, and light acetone. Flavor is tart, boozy citrus and vinegar with some vinous notes and oak barrel. Somewhat heavy-handed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Almanac tap takeover at PreFunk Nampa hazy brown with a small light tan head. Woody and earthy sour tartness. I found it fairly aggressive in the sour character and the wood/barrel aging is apparent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (3132) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Refrigerated 12.7 oz brown bottle batch 4 poured into a tulip. Clear orange with small off-white head. Aroma is nice tart, medium body, low carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is tart cherries, oak, some red wine, and dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (1740) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle from craft beer cellar A: red wine, cherries, red fruits, woody app: hazy copper sparing white head t/p: med body with long acidic finish. Moderate carbonation. Salty. O: really enjoyed it. The barrel aging is easily perceived with the nice fruitiness it makes for a complex beer. The sourness is intense right to my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1207) - ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours a bit reddish, on a second look more like copper. Some white foam, not much though. Aroma is quite sour and acidic, you can feel some cherries if you dig deep. Taste is quite straight on sour and acidic. If you let it settle it becomes more approachable, you get some cherry and cherrytree peels. Pretty sour overall, lingering sticky sourness in the end. Nice experience.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle from the Garvie dregs run. Pours amber with a thin white head. Aromas of sour cherry, oak. Taste is sharp, and creamy. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10620) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at craigs. Pours deep orange, nose is funky grape, oak, taste is quite sour, tart cherry, dry, bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3742) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 14, 2016
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a slight hazy burnt orange to burnt red color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated and left no lacing. The smell started off with sour and tart cherries invading some light citrus and a light malty background. The taste was mostly the same as the aroma. Tart and sour cherries roll into sour to bitter citrus rind all rolling about and feeling out the aftertaste with a sly sour and dry feel in the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation feels good and right at par for the AWA style. Nice bitter harshness pounds on my tongue, but not overbearing. Overall, as an AWA, it works, hmmmm, as a Sour Red/Brown ale, Id say I guess it works.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (2227) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
Hazy dark golden, soft ringed head. Nose is peppery sweet, soft creamy cherry. Initial taste is tart, rich sook of sharp citrus and creamy cherry coming through. Carbonation is soft enough and a clean tart punch on a mouthfeel. Finishes clean enough, rich vibrant tart white berry.

Bottle, Public Transport Delayed Tasting, Cornelius


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