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RATINGS: 180   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EamonTheGreat (154) - USA - MAY 26, 2014
Poured from a bottle into snifter. Pours hazy gold with almost no head. Cherry tart aroma with hints of wild sour yeast. The taste is very complex with sour cherries and the wine barrels coming through beautifully. Slightly tart with a smooth finish. Great sour ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5850) - Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle to snifter (Batch 2). Looks good; a cloudy reddish orange with eggshell head that quickly dissipates into very thin lacing. Smells and tastes of cherries and funk with a tart, lively mouthfeel along with some oak and a vinous presence. Good stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
novice101 (308) - - MAY 22, 2014
This is a good sour, smells of lactic acid and some fruity notes as well, it taste pretty much like a sour bomb, lots of lacto up front and then there is some fruit sweetness, finish is dry

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle split with a couple friends. Pours hazy amber with small head. Aroma is sour cherry, lemon, lactic acid, grape, oak. Medium light body. Quite tart.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1787) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Pours a clear pinkish yellow color. Aroma is of sour fruits, some grapeskin, cherry. Taste is tart and clean. Very well done as I have grown to expect from Almanac.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 tepid honey, no head. Celery and cherry nose, soft vanilla. Flavor huge improvement, zesty lime across front with uplifting small bubbled carbonation, soft lactic mid with orange and faint honey sweetness in the lightly vegetal, sparkling carbonation finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4492) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Very sour on finish, citrusy with some apricot. Some plum, fizzy carbonation. Some bretta. Cloudy orange without much head or lacing. Bottle thanks to Shaftie at Epic Sour Tasting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maltser85 (315) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Awesome, awesome beer. Sour and tart, reminded me of a warhead candy or something like that. Funky with a full body. Please give me more!!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3650) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
From a bottle shared at the DC Epic Sour Beer Tasting. Thanks Shaftie! Pours a cloudy gold with a thin off white head. Tart apple flavors. Very sour finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5071) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Poured a light hazy ruby color with a off-white head. Aroma is notes of light sour fruits. Flavor is light fruit, plenty of sour notes. Pretty tasty. Nice and funky. Liked it.


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