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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4147) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
375ml bottle from Ales Unlimited, San Francisco, CA

Batch No 2, bottled March 2014 - Pours dark orange with a bubbly white head. Aroma of tart cherries, lactic sourness, wood and oaky notes. Taste is sweet, juicy and tart with some cherries, sourness, wood and oak. Finish is dry, quite sour, sweetish and tart juicy with cherries, hints of wood, yeast and mild lactic notes. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (6251) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
37,5 cl bottle @ home. Batch #2: bottled 03/2014
Aroma is somewhat sour with orange, apricot and some worty tones. Flavour is very tart with blood orange, grapefruit, some earthy notes and some lactic tones. Very mouthdrying and sour stuff. Luckily this is more like basic sour than sour red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4124) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Poured a rusty amber color with aromas of tart cherries, light roasted malt, some wet wood, and light yeast. Flavors were the same, light tart cherries, made this beer refreshing, another solid sour from these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2389) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Poured from a 375ml bottle. There is a big aroma of cherries, acetic acid, and not much else. The flavor is cherries, vinous, acetic, lactic, very tart, a but of bready toasty maltiness on the end. A bit out of balance towards the acidic side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2670) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle: Muddy, rusted copper color with almost no head; even the gray collar is rather small & thin. Aroma of vinous wet oak, more red-wine than white-wine as compared to the other wine barrel aged beers in this series. Bruised grapes, plums, & black cherry with vibrant undercurrents of lemon & lactic acid. A soft floral & perfumy presence flows evenly from start to finish, bringing everything together. Acidic cherry flavor accompanied by lemon, red grape, soured oak, musty wood, & a strong lacto presence. Sharp, snapping carbonation makes for a wonderfully dry finish. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"Flanders Red (already a favorite style) with a CA twist - I like it! a little lighter than expected in color. The sourdough yeast, cherries, and light oak and wine dominate the aroma and flavor. Moderately sour, very complex. I LOVE the yeast used here. Unique within the style."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (14167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Shaftie, thank you sir! Cloudy amber color, white head. Beautiful aroma of funky summer fruit. taste is softly sour fruit, nicely balanced and complex. Delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kapusil (680) - HUNGARY - AUG 8, 2014
0.375l bottle. Dark orange body, white head, some sediment in the bottom if the bottle. Aroma and taste of mostly lemon zest, with notes of toast and grapes. I can’t notice any cherries (the label says they used some). Very sour beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cristobal37 (294) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Sour as hell. Faint cherry somewhere in there. Smells nice but the yeast is not supported enough by anything else. Not really feelin it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6299) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottled: Initial frothy head that faded quickly leaving no lace. Great sour’d cherry and biting wine vinegar overtones. Moderate tannic oak and very faint barnyard. Aggressive mouth feel in this very American sour ale. I dig this and think it is about perfect right now.

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