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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015

Bottle 375ml.

[ As Almanac Dogpatch Sour ].
Unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, oxidide, tart, wood, light vinegar. Flavor is moderate sweet and acidic with a long duration, tart, cherry sour, sweet malt, light vinegar. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150411]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19478) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark golden pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour tart weak cherry aroma. Fruity sour tart acidic cherry flavor. Has a fruity sour tart acidic cherry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18660) - , 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 (16404) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle. It pours a hazy dark golden beer with a small, off-white head. The aroma is quite sourish and tart, with cellar hints, hay, generic fruityness, peaches and passion fruit. Some pale malts. The cherries is present in the flavor, but rather weak, mostly in the form of almond, and there’s sourness, lemon notes, a doughy touch and some vinous notes. Funk. It’s medium bodied and nicely but heavily carbonated, and the finish lasts forever. Tasteful, refreshing and pucking this one, a bit more doughy than I prefer, but nice anyway. 150724

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14768) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle @ Very Warm Random Summer - Whalez Tasting with Hallinghansen. Pours copper orange with a small creamy white head. Funk, wood, oak and vague cherries. Some vinegar. Thankfully no marzipan or popcorn. Refreshing stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14477) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear dark amber/red/brown - small white head. Fruity aroma, sourish, light cacud, toasted notes, nutty, tart, cherries, light high dryness, light mouldy notes, notes of grapes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (14210) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, barnyard, cherries and wood. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Bone dry and light acidic finish. 110415

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13603) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (13594) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle, from Ballard Beer Co. Bright orangey-amber colour. No head. Woody, fruity aroma with cherries and barrel evident, and a subtley vinous character. The taste has a little bit of cherry sweetness, followed by a lot of tartness, both lacto and vinegar. The barrel lends woody notes and roundness of body. The cherry taste is subtle and balanced throughout. It’s a nice, characterful sour.


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