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RATINGS: 333   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jc1762 (788) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Thanks to willisread for sharing the bottle! Poured into a wine glass showing light caramel brown and sparse white foam. The nose shows light and barely perceivable cherries. The palate is highly carbonated and light bodied. Highly tart such that any other flavors are barely noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (5046) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2015
Hazy blood orange color. The cherries are pronounced with oak. The mouth is sour and overwhelms the cherries. Some oak is there, but sourness just dominated way too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy amber pour with a thin white head, aroma has white wine, grape, taste has sweet cherries, some wood tart fruits, white grape, red berries, subtle sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18187) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (3987) - Marietta, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omega (896) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RLiddell (112) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18525) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (2248) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8640) - 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)
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