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RATINGS: 166   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lothore (551) - California, USA - JUN 9, 2014
A- pours a deep amber color with little to no head. S- extremely tart, apple, vinous notes T- Deep tartness all the way through, cherry, green apple, wheat, light peach M- medium bodied with ample carbonation. D- awesome sour. Absolutely phenomenal. Well rounded but extremely sour right from the get go.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6416) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle from Rob - thanks! Murky orange pour with minimal head. Awesome aroma of tart cherries, wine, and some leathery funk. Nice tart on the tongue but not too puckering. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1585) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Sour, lactic nose with a little funk in the background. Murky light orange pour with a white head. Bright snappy lactic taste with subtle cherry and dark fruit. Refreshing and nice.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PorterPotty (2) - - JUN 6, 2014 does not count
Sour yeasty deliciousness. Pours Pink with very small head. Flavors that jumped out at me were Sour Grapes, Dough, and Cherries.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2014
This one poured a lighter red cololr with a white head. Aroma was of sour cherries, pale malt, and lactic acid. Flavor was similar, fairly straight forward, a bit mild on the cherries. But fairly tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gvmdw7 (187) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Poured orange and amber. Smelled of cherry and hints of sulfur. The palate is overwhelmed immediately; extremely sour. Had a slight alcohol burn.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EamonTheGreat (144) - USA - MAY 26, 2014
Poured from a bottle into snifter. Pours hazy gold with almost no head. Cherry tart aroma with hints of wild sour yeast. The taste is very complex with sour cherries and the wine barrels coming through beautifully. Slightly tart with a smooth finish. Great sour ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5492) - Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle to snifter (Batch 2). Looks good; a cloudy reddish orange with eggshell head that quickly dissipates into very thin lacing. Smells and tastes of cherries and funk with a tart, lively mouthfeel along with some oak and a vinous presence. Good stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
novice101 (308) - - MAY 22, 2014
This is a good sour, smells of lactic acid and some fruity notes as well, it taste pretty much like a sour bomb, lots of lacto up front and then there is some fruit sweetness, finish is dry

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle split with a couple friends. Pours hazy amber with small head. Aroma is sour cherry, lemon, lactic acid, grape, oak. Medium light body. Quite tart.


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