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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This traditional Flanders-style sour red ale was aged for 2.5 years in red wine barrels. It is named in honor of a very energetic cardinal who used to fly around the outside of the brewery during the first half of 2011 when this beer was originally brewed.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
This one poured a ruby red color with a beige head. Aroamw as of red wine for sure, light vinegar, lemons and furits. Flavor was definitely more red wine than expected from most red sine aged beers, light funk vinegar and acid. Solid and complex.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2014
750 bottle thanks to James. Reddish brown in color with big notes of vinegar and acidic taste. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Brownish-red pour, tan head. Nice sour Flanders sour. Good red wine vinegar, vinous, oaky, more fresh oak than toasted oak notes. Sour and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2576) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle with thanks to Eric! Pours hazy blackberry hazel with a fairly fizzy head that mostly dissipates quickly leaving a small tan residual that laces decently. Aroma is very oaky, tart cherries, some bready dark fruity malts. Flavor is light sweet initially fading into a light tartness, lots of oak flavor and tannins, but surprisingly not a lot of red wine vinousness. Some semi-sweet malt base pokes through as well. Minimal funk; mostly just a clean light tartness. This one is very easy to drink, but not overly complex.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (137) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Pours a deep amber, red hues with a 2 finger off-white head that slowly recedes into moderate lacing. Aromas of deep oak, red grapes, funk, tart cherries and some nice wheat. Taste is fairly acidic and tart upfront. Not quite puckering, but a fair amount of wine character form the barrel. Moderate carbonation keeps the mouthfeel lively along with a medium body of grain sweetness. More fruits follow into the finish, but a nice crisp tartness rounds things out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3408) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 16, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of sourness/tartness, some light oak and wine, caramel and darker malts, some dark fruits, and light spices. Flavor the same with a nice blend of oak and sourness and dark malts/fruits. Average texture. A really good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a cloudy amber with medium frothy white head. The aroma is funk, oak, and wine. Thin mouthfeel with light funk, sour fruit and nice tart finish. Very good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Andy. Pours a deep brownish red body with thin white lacing. Aroma is sour cherry and a light, muted vinegar. Mouthfeel is soft and sour with notes of tart cherries and sweet strawberries, light funky wheat and and soft sour character arching over all else. Very nice that the flavors round out nice and softly on the palate with not too much vinegar coming through.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3243) - Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Poured a Light amber red color with aromas of light wine, some tart cherries and light funk. Flavors are the same tart cherries light wine a solid Flanders none the less.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (390) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Dark brown and clear. Thin tan head. But sweet bit sour nose. Big fruity tart flavor with a dry finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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