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RATINGS: 238   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Man this is what I look for in a sour. Delicious! Their other beers I haven’t been too happy with but this one is great. Cloudy golden color. Very distinct tart and barrel flavors. I tastes sooo good. That sourdough yeast is the bomb. I am blown away by this beer. Tart lemon/cherry, apple cider vinegar. Touch of honey. No light sour stuff here. Faint whiskey finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Unique and excellent. Cherry Chardonnay aroma. Plum scented brown malts. Finish of tart cherries and dry sparkling wine.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (704) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Deep golden color with dry tart cherry aromas. Amazing dry tart sour cherry taste gets you right in the jowls. Refreshing and leaves your palate ready for more.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewje41 (1344) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 375 mL bottle poured. Pours a cloudy orange color with a big sour grape and cherry aroma. Huge sour flavor. Has to be one of the most sour beers out there, which is probably why I love it so much. Sour cherry is there, but there is many different sour fruit going on here. This is exactly what I look for in a sour beer. One of my favorites. Love this beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (783) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PorterPotty (2) - - JUN 6, 2014 does not count
Sour yeasty deliciousness. Pours Pink with very small head. Flavors that jumped out at me were Sour Grapes, Dough, and Cherries.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2014
#400 Batch #2 P: Cloudy, gelatin almost, apricot body with a thin effervescent white cap. S: Tart sourness with a dirty fart bubbling in the background. T/M: Funky mouth puckering sourness. Aged granny apple cider and rotten wood. Brings tear jerkers to mind. Astringent and vivacious feel. O: My teeth hurt from this sour monster. Serving type: bottle

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4563) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
Pours dark and rather unclear amber . Smell is sour , wood . Some minor wine aspects . Taste is intense sour , and dry , oak , some wine aroma but not much , full , sweet-sour in the back . Very nice !

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mep3222 (869) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Woody cherry lactic sour aroma and flavor. Aroma has a bit of maybe funk or yeasty aroma to it?? Flavor is a great sour, maybe 7 of 10 lactic sour. Had this following cascade kriek, which is an amazing sour with cherry. This is really good but not quite the balance of cascade. Still really really good though. Complex, woody, sour, cherry. No real cherry sweetness, mostly tannic woody cherry. Cherry just works so well this type sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Pours a gorgeous red hue. Smells like pineapple upside down cake and wood. Cherries, cranberries, and barrel, complex, changing as it warms to lighter fruits such as raspberries. A nice light body married to a sturdy acidity thats balanced just right. This is a beautiful beer, I look forward to my cellared bottle.


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