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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (16555) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
Draught at Stone Liberty Station, San Dieo. "Sour Saturday" during SDBW 2015. Cloudy orange/copper beer with a small offwhite head. Sourish caramel aroma, brett, leather, raisins, spicy notes, hay, funky, some grapes and dough. Sourish fruity flavor, grapes, citrus, funky, leather, yeast notes, spicy notes, grapefruit, earthy notes. Complex and very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (3720) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Pours a hazy golden brown from the bottle with thin bubbly off-white head. Aroma of lactic acidity, funky earth, woody tannins and dark fruit. Taste is mostly the lactic and fruit, nice lingering acidity. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omega (877) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 5, 2015
Aging in wine barrels give this beer another layer of complexity. Full of sour cherry goodness that really lingers on the palate. Not lacking for flavour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RLiddell (96) - Valrico, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle picked up in Napa. Pours a rich, hazy, golden color. Nose has hints of cherries along with the bit of funk that sour beers are known for. Taste is a nice bite of bitter cherries, lingering for just a couple of minutes, begging for another taste. Light carbonation and great, silky mouthfeel. This sour holds together even as it warms a bit, unlike some lesser sours that lose a lot of sour characteristics as they warm. Definitely recommended!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle shared during Scopey’s 5K tasting - Croydon, London. Thanks, Bruce! Pours hazy grapefruit pink with a frothy white head. Good tangy berry nose. Light sweet flavor with hints of berry candies, good tart citrus, moderate acidity. Light bodied with average carbonation. Clean on the finish, tart and biting, with lingering sour berries. Nicely balanced overall. Great sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1908) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 30, 2015
On tap at Biercab. Reddish colour with white head. Wine and fruity, yeast aroma. Acidic, wine, fruity and yeast taste, sour. Medium body. Dry mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2015
[7571-20150821] 375mL bottle. Fruity barrel yeast aroma. Clear, red amber body with a quick foamy white head. Sour fruity yeast flavour. Full body is quite tart. Delicious and sour. (7/3/8/3/16) 3.7+
(c/o wilco, w/ him, jercraigs)
Overheard: "We are the Yeasty Bottoms!"

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
anderson01 (312) - Idaho, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Cloudy appearance. Thin head that receeds almost instantly. Poor lacing. It smells like a cabernet. Some cherry aroma. Aroma makes my nostrils tingle. Very tart. Dry mouthfeel. Definetly sour. Average carbonation. Sour finish. Have not had many sours but this beer has convinced me to try more.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (1088) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Tap at Teresa’s Next Door. Hazy reddish (or is it the lighting here?) thin head. Do I have a stuffy nose.. minimal scent. This is tart. Not nearly as well balanced as Flemish brands. Astringent and very dry. Some cherry presence. Visuals here are not strong, sour and tartness push things along. I wanted this to be more but overall, a bit one dimensional. I guess we still have a ways to go to match the masters from Belgium.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skmikeg (1614) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2015
On tap at Tria Taproom. Pours hazy burnt orange with a one finger off white head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of sour fruits, red wine, oak, wet hay, vinager, and some muskiness. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma with a lot of nice woodyl and red wine notes. Has a medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a pretty dry, pretty sour, long finish. Overall, a excellent, world class sour brown that has some nice red wine notes.


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