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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Thanks to Shaftie for sharing this! Really lovely combination of tart cherry, sourdough (which I absolutely adore), and unripe plum, a bit of cheesecloth. Clean, nicely balanced for the style which can often be overdone. Really impressed with all 3 of the Almanac sours I’ve had today, with this being the 3rd.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4155) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2014
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours pinkish amber with an off-white head. Aroma of tartness, wine and oak, light cherry notes, and some pale and light notes of caramel malts. Flavor the same with the tartness and beer up front and the cherries providing a nice finish. Average texture. Almanac just keeps killing it with their fruited sours.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Hazy orange/rose pour with a white head. Aroma is very acidic upfront with notes of wine and oak coming through. Flavor is pretty sour on the first sip but settles into nice flavors of cherry and wine notes. A respectable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2562) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Shared 12.7 oz. bottle poured to snifters showing a hazed, orangey/rose color, with a light & diminishing, soft white head & lacing. The nose was yeasty, tart cherries, citrus as ruby red grapefruit, with an odd hint of celery? The taste was very tart, nearly sour, vinous, & dry. Light bodied, but quite a tasty, palate cleanser.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1533) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2014 Pour is a murky deep orange with a thin white head. Nose has a bit of wood, dusty with a hint of mushroom and a light cherry. Very sour, a bit acetic, strong carbonation and a light body. Dusty brett and faint mushroom funk with some tart unripened cherry. Assertive sourness and some acetic acid in the finish but not much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (264) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Pours a dark golden-amber. Interesting looking beer. Small eggshell head, minimal lacing. Aromas of tart cherries, light oak, musty grapes and funky breads. Taste is moderately tart upfront. Cherries, oak, light sourdough. The body is slightly heavy...giving a decent sweetness. Finishes nice and long, allowing the flavors to resonate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with a small, loose off white head that quickly fades and leaves no lacing. Nose is funky and woody, vinous, light citrus fruit, vinegar. Taste is moderately tart and lightly sweet. Flavor is acetic with some cherry skin, wood, and a little sourdough bread in the finish. Medium body Opens up nicely and shows some subtle complexity. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pre-DLD bottle share at Hampton Inn. Pour is hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is huge sour - lemon peel, citrus, port, hay. Flavor is similar with some dark fruit and wood added in an attempt to balance out the sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1761) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2014
Nom nom nom. Loving this series! Nice and funked out tart style sour from Almanac. Cherry is present but well built in. Barnyard is plentiful, not overpowering. Damn good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7878) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
375ml bottle. Nice fruity and decently sour cherry brew, funk like alot of these almanac beers.


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