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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5403) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2015
375 ml. bottle shared @ the ďpre-Club 54 tastingĒ. Obtained in a trade with tlahav. Thanks! Hazy orange, little white head. Didnít expect this one to be orange. Nose is mix of sour funk, sweet cherry, some malt coming through, sweet & sour, light mold. Taste is light lactic upfront, malts, funk, leading into strong puckering lemonade, light aspirin, some sweet cherry not really jellying with the rest, plenty of wood. Puckering med. body. Good but I expected more & we had plenty more impressive beers that evening. Still quite lovely on its own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3251) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2015
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy amber with a small, off-white head. Aroma of cherries, grape, funk, vinegar notes and wood. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Sour indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14465) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear dark amber/red/brown - small white head. Fruity aroma, sourish, light cacud, toasted notes, nutty, tart, cherries, light high dryness, light mouldy notes, notes of grapes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Warped_Silver (123) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Pours a brownish red with a thin khaki head.A small head lingers. Aroma of cherries, oak, lactic sourness, raspberry jam. Tasteis sour and sweet cherries upfront followed by a lingering sourness wild lemony zest and fresh cut grass.it finishes with oak barrel flavor. Medium plus body. Overall wonderful sour. Complexity this from lactic acid and barrel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
gEUS (1462) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2015 Bottle at home. Pours orangy copper, no head whatsoever. Faint cherry aroma, sour peach and lactic aromas, yoghurt. Greasy light sour body... Taste is a bit of strawberry and raspberry. Too sour for my taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2084) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange with a medium sized diminishing white head. Nose is sour with indistinct fruit notes. Taste is lemony sour and lactic. Yoghurt, rubber band, wood, barnyard, sour red berries, musty, wet wood. Medium body, light sweet, solid acidic. Intense yet balances the lactic sourness well for my taste. Cool bottle design also.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4561) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
Pours dark and rather unclear amber . Smell is sour , wood . Some minor wine aspects . Taste is intense sour , and dry , oak , some wine aroma but not much , full , sweet-sour in the back . Very nice !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Countbeer (5300) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle (37,5cl): Thanks GT2: Served in a Chouffe glass at 13 degrees Celsius: Hazy orange with a medium sized white head. Aroma has loads of wood, some fruit, some wild yeast, soap, light citrus, light funk... Flavour is too sour for a Flanders Red, this is a sour ale pur sang! Tart, sour, acidity, light wild yeast tone, some funk, some dryness, light tart fruit, some wood and herbal tart bitter tones. Aftertaste is a mix of tart, sour, acidity, wood, wild yeast and some fruit. Low carbo, tart sour dry mouthfeel, medium to more than medium bodied. Sour tart acidity is dominating and pushing every other flavour with itís back against the wall! Pity!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (637) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Poured from bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a white head that quickly dissipates to a ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma - sour lacto notes and maybe a hint of funk (less than the Cerise). There are some cherry notes here sitting layered under the tart notes. This is more sour than the Cerise, but also more funky, earthy notes. The cherry in here isnít as prominent as in the Cerise, but this is nicely balanced. Carbonation level is pretty high and itís quite prickly on the tongue and roof of the mouth. Finish is pretty long and tart. All in all, I would rank this a bit higher than the Cerise as itís a bit more complex and slightly better balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (780) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Cloudy orange amber appearance. Some vinous nose. Tart and biting sour with the cherries taking a back seat. Mouth puckering and a lingering tartness. Thanks to Reg for sharing this one.

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