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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mrnoluv (148) - long beach, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Wheaty, earthy, yeast smell, the taste is sour not ripe cherry, citrus, the color is a dull orange. This is a good sour not on the par of some of Russian River’s sours but its really good. Price point is a little too high, I paid $10 for a 12 oz!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1318) - - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma of sour cherry and leather. Taste follows suit and is slightly lactic and acidic. Medium sticky palate with light carbonation. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (366) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange. Tart funk on the aroma. The taste is lighter than I expected on the sourness and cherry but, is still great. There's a sweet juicy aspect too. Nice bitter, tart notes. The sour feel fades quickly in the mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (425) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2014
355 ml bottle at home, from a trade. Pours a clear bronze fluid with a small head that dissappears instantly. Nose is lots of balsamic vinegar, some red berries and a hint of sweet cherries. Taste is lots of acid, some raspberries and cherries. Finishes off with a pleasant sweetness. I expected more but still a solid beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
infinitetease (13) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Just finished drinking this (Batch #2) and enjoyed it very much. Pleasantly sour/tart with just a hint of cherry and no off flavors at all. I enjoyed this way more than I expected to, and felt that it was priced well. Glad I have another tucked away!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (220) - Valley Village, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Batch 1 bottle, we’ve hung on to this one a while. Had it when fresh and by memory it doesn’t seem to have developed much. Cherry flavor is big but wild elements are a bit mild. I want more funk, more sour. A Supplication for the same price just blows this away in my mind. I respect the work Almanac does and -- as I’ve said before -- will always try their beers... but for me their ceiling tends to be "solid" but not "amazing". Never had a bad one but this stuff is pricey, that’s to be expected at this kinda money.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1134) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014
A - pours hazy orangy brown with very little off white head that leaves a tiny ring. S - well it smells like a sour brown. Lemon juice, white wine notes, acetic and citric acid, brown sugar. Some tart dried cherries and bile. M - typical dry biting citric acid sourness common to most almanacs. Sweet palate. Medium light body. Slippery mf. T - the taste show more fruit than the nose. Cherries and red berries and lemon juice. Sweeter palate is reminiscent of a cobbler made withy under ripe berries. There is some nice musty funk, light white wine and apple cider vinegar. End is sweet malty lemons. O - nice sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (658) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 10, 2014
375ml bottle (b1) thanks to bytemesis! Pours cloudy pale pinkish red with thin fading head. Nose is sour cherry, strawberry, acidic, some dank wood, strong funk. Taste is crisp sour funky cherry juice, fruit punch, lacto, vanilla notes. Finish is sour acidic berries, sweet tarts, funk, vanilla, oak. Nice sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (4931) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Light amber pour with white head. Aroma is acidic and fruity. Flavor is nice sour, some berries, tart acidic finish. A tad thin. A very nice offering overall

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle split at Scopey’s 5K Extravaganza of Oompah Band meets doorbell music, big thanks to the King of Old Street - 15/02/14. Hazed orange amber with moderate off white spotting/edgework. Nose is tarte citric fruit, bitter orange, tarte apricot, dank tones, straw. Taste comprises pithy orange, dank tones, tarte berry fruits, woody booze notes, lemon rind. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid sour brown.


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