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RATINGS: 209   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2190) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
375ml bottle from chebyshev. Hazy copper with a cream head that completely disappears - some sludge in the bottle. Opened at cellar temperature but much like the strawberry dogpatch this one got a lot more sour warming up to room temperature. Sour cherries, oak, dry, some chardonnay, epson salts, somewhat jamish and a hint of funk. Mild carbonation, sour and bit of funk body, lots of sour cherry but one dimensional. Worth trying though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1017) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Type: 375ml (12.68-oz.) bottle Glass: Westvleteren XII Trappist glass From: Windmill Farms in Allied Gardens (San Diego), Calif. Price: $10.99 (I think) Purchased: July 10, 2014 Consumed: Oct. 21, 2014 Misc.: Batch No. 2; Bottled March 2014 Poured a dark orange, caramel, hazy color with one finger of grayish lacing, that immediate dissipated. Small amount of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. No lacing along the sides of the glass. Minimal retention on the top all the way down the glass. (Sight - 3.63) Smelled sour cherries, raspberries, sweet red wine barrels, light bourbon, sour apple, sour purple grape, tart, Sweet Tarts and Smarties. (Smell - 4.13) Tasted pretty damn good, even better than the nose. Got sour cherries, sour red apple, raspberries, sugary sweet red wine barrels, Sweet Tarts, Smarties, sour purple grape, sourdough bread and Fruity Pebbles cereal (Taste - 4.25) Light-to-medium body. Oily-to-thing texture. Lively-to-fizzy carbonation. Long, fruity smooth finish.(Feel - 4.00) A really good sour, but not as good as I’d hoped. A bit pricy as well. Was hoping for more, but I’ve have it again. (Overall - 4.13) 4.15 93 A-

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2780) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. Clear burnt orange pour with a white head. Light berry aromas. Tart, but not overly so with sour cherry highlights. Mild vinous, caramel malt, vinegar, vanilla, and oak undercurrents. A tasty Flanders Red. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3524) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle, shared by a kind soul, in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a hazy sort of golden color with decent head and nice lacing on the glass.

the aroma is funny and a little yogurty. It’s got some sour cherry and a little bit of graininess as well as some oak.

The flavor is dry with a nice cherry and raspberry tart fruit thing going on. It’s fairly sour and nicely oaky. It carries the fun but sort of weird yogurt like twang from the aroma into the flavor.

Nice stuff, I’m enjoying a lot of these 375ml bottles from Almanac.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tightslice (284) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
On tap at Flavor in Half Moon Bay, CA. Pours a light orange / pink. Aroma is grape must, wine, some funky cheese. Taste is TART and dry with very little fruit or cherry or sweetness to balance the sourness. Almost an apple cider vinegar. Not a fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7089) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
375 ml bottle. Batch #2. Bottled on 03/2014.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Very vinous on the nose, sourish fruits, wood, faint vanilla and apricot. Sour apricot on the flavor, yeast, gooseberries, oak and some dough. Quite tart, dries your mouth very quickly. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4349) - 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 (6567) - 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 (4319) - 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 (2425) - 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.

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