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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1108) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
375ml bottle pours a pale brown color without much head. Medium sour and slight cherry flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6709) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Draft. Pours orange gold with a thin head. Acidic and lightly fruity, with peach, rhubarb, strawberry, lightly acetic, some woody tannic notes, and a dry and acidic finish. Good, not great.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5256) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Tap at Bottleworks - cheaper on draft than in the bottle - turbid red - nose is tart cherry pie filling and wine barrel, light acetic acid - soft texture - front end has funky yeast bugginess, earthy cherry skin, tannic notes.and oak - back end gets a bit high in acetic character, tasting almost like fruit-infused.balsamic.vinegar - so a mixed bag, but glad I got to try it without spending so much on a bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (7835) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Amit. Cloudy orange. Sour vinous oaky aroma, fruity with some cherries. Very sour flavor, fruity, vinous, with oak, some lemon and a vinegar note. Medium-bodied. Really good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (3059) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2015
375 ml bottle from Applejack into a tulip glass, batch 3. Hazy reddish amber appearance with a diminishing light tan head. Aroma of sour cherries, funky yeast, light vinous notes and a touch of oak and vanilla. Flavor is medium tart sourness and moderate fruity sweetness with more pronounced wine barrel notes. Medium soft body with a moderate puckering feel. A little sweet, but still damn good and quite enjoyable overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (319) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Good but tough to drink a lot...super tart and that’s coming from a sour lover. Not a ton of cherry shines thru and it is still really well done!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1420) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12.7 oz bottle, batch 2. Pours slightly hazy copper orange with a medium fizzy white head that quickly goes to a thin film.

The aroma is subdued - medicinal cherry with a little butyric acid.

The flavor is super tart and acidic cherries with a little off bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, very tart and acidic cherry sour. Not as good as I remember from on tap.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Tap at Churchill’s. Pours cloudy rubied copper with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is acetic cherries, light oak notes and earthy hops with light malt. Flavor is tart and acetic cherries, light oak notes, no hops, faint bitterness, light malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (1579) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours almost no head on a hazy dark straw body. The aroma is sour wood, in the best way. The taste starts with a fruity sour that turns to a sharp tart flavor. The texture is fizzy and fun. This is a fun beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7009) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle - Cherry and woody barrel notes. Hazy orange pink with almost no head. Tons of acidic tartness and light cherry. Although you can see the Flanders Red, it is much too acidic and doesn’t have near the complexity.


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