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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 16/20
Lukasmh (727) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. Pour deep orange, surprisingly, with short lasting beige head. Aroma has oak, cherrie, orange, tart and sour, apples, funky brett, some sweet candy, marzipan, barnyard. Slight peach and un-ripe pear. Taste is sour, tart apples, cherries, yeast, candy, leather, orange. Smooth body with tanins and dry funky finish. Lemon sourness and sour cherries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1147) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle shared by AlexanderDahl. Amber-orange, hazy beer with a fizzy, white head. Aroma has huge oaky vanilla, marzipan, cherry, brett. Taste is very very sour and dry. Cherry fruityness, but very little sweetness. Juicy, but still dry. Good one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alexanderdahl (111) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
Pours hazy orange, suprisingly! Lots of brets, oak, vanilla and a little bit of cherry. Really dry, sharp sourness, yet fruity and smooth. Really sharp sour lemon on the end. Dries your mouth right out and keeps your mouth watering. Only a faint note of the cherry fruit, but lots of the acid sourness. Awesome !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Had at a tap takeover at Uncle Henry’s Deli in Downey. They had both the II and III varieties. Both were light amber in color and had some caramel and toffee in them. Really nice beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015

Bottle 375ml.

[ As Almanac Dogpatch Sour ].
Unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, oxidide, tart, wood, light vinegar. Flavor is moderate sweet and acidic with a long duration, tart, cherry sour, sweet malt, light vinegar. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150411]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20473) - 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 (13966) - 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 (2024) - 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 (6211) - 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.

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