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RATINGS: 251   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark golden pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour tart weak cherry aroma. Fruity sour tart acidic cherry flavor. Has a fruity sour tart acidic cherry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle, from Ballard Beer Co. Bright orangey-amber colour. No head. Woody, fruity aroma with cherries and barrel evident, and a subtley vinous character. The taste has a little bit of cherry sweetness, followed by a lot of tartness, both lacto and vinegar. The barrel lends woody notes and roundness of body. The cherry taste is subtle and balanced throughout. It’s a nice, characterful sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (1757) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 19, 2015
Couleur ambrée/rouge trouble, très légère mousse qui disparait. Nez de fruits rouges et cerises vinaigrés et boisés (fut de vin). Gout de fruits rouges acidulés, puis vinaigrés, avec toujours cette note boisée de barrique. Bon corps. Superbe et intense, mais moins complexe qu’attendu. Fin assez longue fruitée vinaigre et tannins

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Unique and excellent. Cherry Chardonnay aroma. Plum scented brown malts. Finish of tart cherries and dry sparkling wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5843) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2015 sample @ EBF 2015 + bottle at MC’s house. hazy dark golden, amber tint, with a nice off-whtie cap, some retention and lacing. cherry wine - red grapes and cherries-forward, nice browned caramel malts, buttery barrel, unsweetened brown sugar, spices. average to light carbonation, light body; medium acidity - slightly puckering citric-spicy finish. touch of candi/sugars would have helped to mimick style, but eh! it?s still a nice offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (354) - New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2015
Very hazy orangey amber. Nose is very tart cherry, fruity, lactic sourness, a touch woody. Taste matches, very tart, cherry, sour apple, lemony lactic tartness, woody especially towards the finish. It's good, if lacking a bit of finesse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2630) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
EBF. Pours hazy brown with low-medium beige head. Aroma is of fruits, cherries. Taste is of sourness, lots of fruits, cherries. Palate: Light-medium body. Mouth puckering. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Good, maybe too sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
back (1604) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Rødgylden uklar skum hvid Eddike stald sur gær Kris bær vinøs træ Bitter lidt sur meget Tør livlig

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (4454) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Bottle @ Post-Easter Procrastination, Ulfborg. Pours hazy amber with small off-white head. Clear, vinous aroma, with notes of malt and touches of hops. Intense, vinous aroma with malty and hoppy notes. Hints of barrel. Lively carbonation. Vinous aftertaste. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (14263) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, barnyard, cherries and wood. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Bone dry and light acidic finish. 110415

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