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RATINGS: 174   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15840) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
18th November 2013
Hazy deep amber beer with a tidy peach coloured head. Palate is dry and crisp. Nice sourish twang here. Sourish fizzy cherry sweets. Winey tang - grapey. I assumed this would be a red wine barrel but maybe it’s white wine. LIttle wood. Finishes light and crisp. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (12995) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Shaftie, thank you sir! Cloudy amber color, white head. Beautiful aroma of funky summer fruit. taste is softly sour fruit, nicely balanced and complex. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11381) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours orange amber with a slight, transient beige head. Aroma is sour fruit and sour malt. Med body or nearly. Flavor is that sour brown Flanders thing. It really is. Cherries come through. It seems to fit near the middle of sour browns. It finishes reasonably sour cherry with some sour malt. Just excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11284) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle from Stearns. Hazed light amber pour with an off-white head. Decent cherry aroma, some hints of vinegar, and lemon zest. Light oak, vanilla, and grass. Pretty solid aroma. The flavor isn’t bad, but not as good as the nose. Cherry, lemon zest, and some oak. Hints of grass and oak. Pretty simplistic. A light sweetness from the fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2014
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a hazy amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of caramel, cherry, light citrus and light funk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of caramel, cherry, vinous notes, light oak and light funk with a crisp dry tart lingering fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9695) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2013
GABF 2013. Pours a reddisho orange appearance with a white head. Funky, tangy black cherry, vinous, raspberry, barnyard aroma. Really easy drinking flavor with flavor of sour cherries, funky fruits, light vinegar, and a touch of caramel. As I remember, jcnielsen didn’t particularly care for it, but I’m kind of regretful that I didn’t go back for more pours.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9415) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Reddish brown pour, standard brown head. Flavors of cherries, balsamic vinegar, roasted malt, juicy and sweet tart on the finish. Another really good beer from Almanac.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2014
375ml bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with a white head. Cherries, wood, and some vinegar.


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