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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle (37,5cl): Thanks GT2: Served in a Chouffe glass at 13 degrees Celsius: Hazy orange with a medium sized white head. Aroma has loads of wood, some fruit, some wild yeast, soap, light citrus, light funk... Flavour is too sour for a Flanders Red, this is a sour ale pur sang! Tart, sour, acidity, light wild yeast tone, some funk, some dryness, light tart fruit, some wood and herbal tart bitter tones. Aftertaste is a mix of tart, sour, acidity, wood, wild yeast and some fruit. Low carbo, tart sour dry mouthfeel, medium to more than medium bodied. Sour tart acidity is dominating and pushing every other flavour with itís back against the wall! Pity!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (639) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Poured from bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a white head that quickly dissipates to a ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma - sour lacto notes and maybe a hint of funk (less than the Cerise). There are some cherry notes here sitting layered under the tart notes. This is more sour than the Cerise, but also more funky, earthy notes. The cherry in here isnít as prominent as in the Cerise, but this is nicely balanced. Carbonation level is pretty high and itís quite prickly on the tongue and roof of the mouth. Finish is pretty long and tart. All in all, I would rank this a bit higher than the Cerise as itís a bit more complex and slightly better balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (794) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Cloudy orange amber appearance. Some vinous nose. Tart and biting sour with the cherries taking a back seat. Mouth puckering and a lingering tartness. Thanks to Reg for sharing this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2942) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
375 bottle from a recent trade. Decently tart with a touch of cherry that melds in seamlessly. Aroma is a little musty with some bright fruit notes. Flavor is a little sweet, some cherry here too, and the tart sourness that is medium in intensity and works really well. One of the more well balanced sours Iíve had from these guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1280) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
375ml bottle pours a pale brown color without much head. Medium sour and slight cherry flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7088) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Draft. Pours orange gold with a thin head. Acidic and lightly fruity, with peach, rhubarb, strawberry, lightly acetic, some woody tannic notes, and a dry and acidic finish. Good, not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5393) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Tap at Bottleworks - cheaper on draft than in the bottle - turbid red - nose is tart cherry pie filling and wine barrel, light acetic acid - soft texture - front end has funky yeast bugginess, earthy cherry skin, tannic notes.and oak - back end gets a bit high in acetic character, tasting almost like fruit-infused.balsamic.vinegar - so a mixed bag, but glad I got to try it without spending so much on a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (8627) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Amit. Cloudy orange. Sour vinous oaky aroma, fruity with some cherries. Very sour flavor, fruity, vinous, with oak, some lemon and a vinegar note. Medium-bodied. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (3599) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2015
375 ml bottle from Applejack into a tulip glass, batch 3. Hazy reddish amber appearance with a diminishing light tan head. Aroma of sour cherries, funky yeast, light vinous notes and a touch of oak and vanilla. Flavor is medium tart sourness and moderate fruity sweetness with more pronounced wine barrel notes. Medium soft body with a moderate puckering feel. A little sweet, but still damn good and quite enjoyable overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (335) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Good but tough to drink a lot...super tart and thatís coming from a sour lover. Not a ton of cherry shines thru and it is still really well done!

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