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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2013
375 ml bottle thanks to Jay. Orange red color. Tangerine. Apricot. Little bit of cherry. Little bit of Zinfandel. Damn tasty and complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2013
GABF 2013. Deep orange. Nice carbonation. Terrific funky sour nose, some stone fruit flesh. Great tart finish, very balanced and ’refreshing’. Not as long or complex as #3 or #4.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish orange with white head. Nose and taste of wild yeast, tart cherry, oak, wine, ripe berries, pink grapefruit and very citric nectarine peel. Medium body. Light acidity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours dark orange, minimal head. Smell ripe berries, tangerine, citrus. Taste sour lactic lemon zest and funk. Medium bodied. Coating and refreshing. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of cherry and toffee. The flavor has some strong cherries with a medium amount of tartness. I also get some toffee and biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is clear orange with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Big sour aroma - green apples, pears, a touch of cranberry, raspberries, and lightly vinegary. Taste is tangy, green apples, light strawberry, peaches, raspberry, somewhat oaky, and tannic with a big sour finish. Light body with soft carbonation. Really nice stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
The beer appears orange and hazy with a quarter inch or so of off-white head. My wife’s is significantly redder and darker. The aroma brings wine barrels, oak, cherries, yeast, farmhouse funk. Lovely flavor with wine character leading the way. Prominent cherries with cherry juice and oak. Light to medium in body with a mild puckering finish. Terrific. I would really like to have this again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoostIPA (1100) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Pours a light brown, cloudy with almost no head. Aromas of musty cherry, oak, perhaps a whiff of wine. Taste is semi-sour with a hint of sweet cherry. Pretty creamy. Finished sweet and sour like the McDonald’s sauce. Pretty meh. Would have liked a heavier lactic component with a huge dose of funk, but it just wasn’t there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Tangy wood darker fruit balsamic with definite cherry caramel malt sweetness is here and there. Brown pour thin head. Flavors of tart cherries balsamic wine barrel notes caramel. Musty basement barrel aged notes . Well carbonated. Less sharp an acidic then the farmers reserve. If you ain't first you're last. "Meh" (Jon, 2006).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2013
(375ml bottle, courtesy of Errl) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of cherry, vinous, balsamic, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor of vinous, cherry, berries, grass, oak, and raspberry.


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